In the past, the students who lived on the east side of the river went to East High, and those living on the west side went to West High. Since the city was spread out, some students needed to be bused to their schools.
Two things led to a need to change the way the students are assigned to schools:
West High has become overcrowded, while East has one extra room.
Recently a federal court ordered River City to integrate the two schools. In particular they mandated that at least half of the students at East High school should come from the west side of the river.
Here are some facts about the situation:
There are 300 high school students living on the east side of the river and 250 living on the west side.
East High School can hold up to 350 students and West High can handle up to 225.
The average cost for bussing per day is:
1. $1.20 for each east side student going to East High.
2. $2.00 for each east side student going to West High.
3. $3.00 for each west side student going to East High.
4. $1.50 for each west side student going to West High.
The problem facing the River City school board (and you) is to find out how many students to send to each school so that the bussing costs are minimized.