Linear programming – the basic ideas

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# Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

• formulate a given simplified description of a suitable real-world problem as a linear programming model in general, standard and canonical forms

• sketch a graphical representation of a two-dimensional linear programming model given in general, standard or canonical form

• classify a two-dimensional linear programming model by the type of its solution

• solve a two-dimensional linear programming problem graphically

• use the simplex method to solve small linear programming models by hand, given a basic feasible point.