ENGRI 1101 Engineering Applications of OR Fall 2008 Homework 5 The Baseball Elimination Problem • Due date: 4:00pm on Friday, October 3, 2008 in the ENGRI 1101 box at the west end of the corridor on the second ﬂoor of Rhodes Hall, where it connects to Upson. • Reading assignment: Handout 6 on the baseball elimination problem. • Make sure to put your name on the ﬁrst page and staple the problems in order. 1. (30 points) Write the one thing that you would most like to change about this course. (Any meaningful response of at least two sentences, written in English, will receive full credit.) 2. (20 points) Consider the standings from the National Baseball League given in the table below. Can the San Francisco Giants still end the season in ﬁrst place (or tied for ﬁrst) in the Western Division? In traditional baseball terminology, they are currently 18 1/2 games behind, but if you don’t know what this means, don’t worry, since it is actually misleading anyway. The Giants have 22 games left, the
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