What is Operations Research?
1-1 Set 2.1a
Buy three roundtn'p tickets for the
rst three weeks only«cost = 3X
$400 == $1200. Though the cost is
cheaper, it is not feasible because it covers
only three out of the required ve weeks.
1. The Cactus Land Company owns 10,000 acres of land in southeastern Arizona that
may contain valuable uranium deposits. The company is faced with a decision whether to
explore extensively for uranium, to lease the land, or to sell the lan
While El Nio is pouring its rain on northern California, Charlotte Rothstein, CEO, major
shareholder and founder of Cerebrosoft, sits in her office, contemplating the decision she faces
regarding her companys newest proposed product, Brain
Drawing and testing cause-effect
Do earbuds cause hearing loss?
Is marijuana a gateway drug?
Does pornography cause an increase in sexual
assaults and rapes?
Is intelligence her
A system constitutes a set of interrelated
components working together with common
objective of fulfilling some designated need.
A system constitutes a
complex combination of
resources in the form of
human beings, ma
KEPNER-TREGOE METHOD OF
Kepner- Tregoe Approach
While working for the RAND Corporation in the 1950s, Dr. Charles Kepner
and Dr. Benjamin Tregoe conducted research on breakdowns in decision
Strategic Air Command.
1. Straightforward formulation:
Let xit = 1 if load i is assigned to trailer t, o otherwise
Li = linear feet of load i
ri = revenue from load i
M axim ize z =
i =1 t =1
36, t = 1, 2
1, i = 1, .,10, x it =