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Running head: SIMPLEX METHOD 1 Simplex Method Team C MTH/212 January 16, 2012 Brandi Robinson
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SIMPLEX METHOD 2 Simplex Method Introduction The Simplex Method is a systematic procedure for testing vertex solutions to a linear programming problem. This method was invented by a Russian, named George B. Dantzig in 1947. Mr. Dantzig was also known as the “father of linear programming” (Cottle, R.W. 2005). The simplex method is mostly used for solving linear programming (LP) problems and this method will also determine if no solution even exists. Our goal of this paper is to provide comprehensive material that will explain the simplex method. Below are the parts of the simplex method schematically (Barnett, R.A., Ziegler, M.R., & Byleen, K.E. 2011). . Step 1: Write the standard maximization problem in standard form, introduce slack variables to form the initial system, and write the initial tableau. Step 2: Are there any negative indicators in the bottom row?
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