Linear programming – the basic ideas
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.

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