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Name Class Institution 3/8/ :00:00 AM

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**Description of Assignment Problem!**

Let C be an nxn matrix representing the costs of each of n workers to perform any of n jobs. The assignment problem is to assign jobs to workers so as to minimize the total cost. Since each worker can perform only one job and each job can be assigned to only one worker the assignments constitute an independent set of the matrix C.

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Step 1 Step 1 of six different steps For each row of the matrix, find the smallest element and subtract it from every element in its row. Go to Step 2.

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Step 2 Step 2 of six different steps Find a zero (Z) in the resulting matrix. If there is no starred zero in its row or column, star Z. Repeat for each element in the matrix. Go to Step 3.

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Step 3 Step 3 of six different steps Cover each column containing a starred zero. If K columns are covered, the starred zeros describe a complete set of unique assignments. In this case, Go to DONE, otherwise, Go to Step 4.

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Step 4 Step 4 of six different steps Find a noncovered zero and prime it. If there is no starred zero in the row containing this primed zero, Go to Step 5. Otherwise, cover this row and uncover the column containing the starred zero. Continue in this manner until there are no uncovered zeros left. Save the smallest uncovered value and Go to Step 6.

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Step 5 Step 5 of six different steps Construct a series of alternating primed and starred zeros as follows. Let Z0 represent the uncovered primed zero found in Step 4. Let Z1 denote the starred zero in the column of Z0 (if any). Let Z2 denote the primed zero in the row of Z1 (there will always be one). Continue until the series terminates at a primed zero that has no starred zero in its column. Unstar each starred zero of the series, star each primed zero of the series, erase all primes and uncover every line in the matrix. Return to Step 3.

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Step 6 Step 6 of six different steps Add the value found in Step 4 to every element of each covered row, and subtract it from every element of each uncovered column. Return to Step 4 without altering any stars, primes, or covered lines.

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Step 7 Step 7 of six different steps Done Assignment pairs are indicated by the positions of the starred zeros in the cost matrix. If C(i,j) is a starred zero, then the element associated with row i is assigned to the element associated with column j.

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Step6 0* 1^min 2 4 3 6

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Step6 0* 0' 1^min 2 4

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**We have found a solution!**

The sum should be ...

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