# LinearProgramming and Maximize giving different results [closed]

I'trying to do an embarrassingly simple linear programming problem, and being a total Mathematica and maths analphabet I'm stuck. The problem is to optimize (maximize) the function $1.2x+y$, with constraints:

$$10x+12y\leq1920 \\ 5x+3y\leq780 \\ x,y\geq0$$

Doing it by hand, or like this:

Maximize[{1.2 x + y, 10 x + 12 y <= 1920 && 5 x + 3 y <= 780 && x >= 0 && y >= 0}, {x, y}]


I get the correct answer of $x=120,y=60$.

But when I try to calculate it using LinearProgramming, like this:

LinearProgramming[
{1.2, 1},
{{10, 12}, {5, 3}},
{{1920, -1}, {780, -1}},
{{0, Infinity}, {0, Infinity}}]


I get $x=0,y=0$ as an answer. I've been staring at the LinearProgramming documentation for an hour and can't find the error.

If I switch from {{1920, -1}, {780, -1}} to {{1920, 1}, {780, 1}} it gives the correct answer, but according to the docs it's then testing for $\geq$, and not for $\leq$, as my problem states.

Any idea what am I doing wrong here? Thanks...

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## closed as off-topic by bobthechemist, Pickett, ciao, ubpdqn, m_goldbergMar 15 '14 at 3:01

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LinearProgramming minimizes, you'll get same if you use Minimize in your first example, or switch inequalities in same to opposites. –  ciao Mar 15 '14 at 0:03
@rasher thanks, I don't know how I came up with maximization, it's not event mentioned anywhere in the docs for LinearProgramming! –  klzzvn Mar 15 '14 at 12:15
@rasher switching inequalities will not work -- see my answer below. –  A.G. Mar 15 '14 at 16:32

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