Answer to question 1:
Due to the advent of online dating, people are now able to meet via email or a virtual space as
they are through friends and family. Single people have more options than ever before, as
websites such as eHarmony and Match.com have dr
The columns that will contain W for applying the fundamental insight in the final tableau
are those associated with B$ and B& , since those columns form the # # identity matrix
in the initial tableau.
Final Tableau:
BV
^
B"
B&
Eq
!
"
#
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!
!
B"
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5.1-15.
(a)
(b) The simplex method follows this path because moving along the chosen edges
provides the greatest increase in the objective value for a unit move in the chosen
direction among all possible edges at each vertex/decision point.
(c)
Edge
"
#
C
6.2-1.
(a)
Iteration 0: Since all coefficients are zero, at the current solution ! !, the three
resources (production time per week at plant 1, 2 and 3) are free goods. This means
increasing them does not improve the objective value.
Iteration 1: ! &# !.
Dual: minimize
subject to
[ $!C" $!C# $!C$ $!C%
#C" #C# )C$
$C" $C#
C$
%C" %C#
C$
#C" #C# &C$
C" C# C$ C% !
)C%
C%
C%
&C%
%
#
$
&
w
w
Let C" C" C# and C# C$ C% .
minimize
subject to
w
w
[ $!C" $!C#
w
w
#C" )C# %
w
w
$C"
C# #
w
w
%C"
C# $
w
w
#C" &
Daimler-Chrysler case
Answer to question 1:
The merger of Daimler-Benz and Chrysler surprised the business world back in 1998 when they
announced their merger of equals made in heaven. This major cross-border transaction, with an
equity value of $36 billi
Target Case: group 6
Resource and Capability Analysis: Targets resources and capabilities that gave it a competitive
advantage over Walmart include physical, organizational and human resources and capabilities
[Exhibit 1]. They physical facilities that Ta
In 1981, the major buyer in the value chain structure of x86
microcomputer industry was IBM and Apple. The major suppliers were
multiple semiconductor companies and multiple clean room instrument
suppliers. Motorola was another major player in the micropr
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#&
#&
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#&
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The current basic solution is neither feasible nor optimal.
6.7-5.
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From the graph, the current basic solution is feasible and optimal.
6.7-1.
The model Ep(x) is developed to identify a long-term management plan that satisfies the
legal requirements and optimizes PALCO's operations and profitability. The model
consists of
(b) The defining equations for B" B# "$ & are:
B" B# ") and $B" B# %.
Then C$ and C% must be basic in the optimal dual solution whereas C" , C# and C$ are nonbasic.
(c) The basic variables in the primal optimal solution are B" , B# , B$ and B% . Introduce
(c) Initial artificial BF solution: ! ! ! ! #! &!
(d)
4-43
(e) - (f) Optimal Solution: B B B ! ! &! and ^ "&!
"
#
$
(g) The basic solutions of the two methods coincide. They are artificial basic feasible
solutions for the revised problem until both artifi
(b) Optimal Solution: B B B #! $! ! and ^ "#!
"
#
$
(c) Only the final tableau for the Big-M method and the two-phase method represent
feasible solutions to the original problem.
(d)
4.6-11.
(a) FALSE. The initial basic solution for the artificial model i
(d)
B" B#
# #
$ $
# %
% #
$ %
% $
Feasible?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
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$"&!
$"'! Best
$"%!
3.5-3.
(a) m
subject
aximize
to
and
T $!E #&!F #!G
!#E !$F !&G %!
!&E !#F !%G %!
E F G !
(b)
(c) Many answers are possible.
E F G
&! &! $!
$&! "! !
%! "! !
Feasib