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PowerPoint Slides by Robert F. BrookerCopyright (c) 2001 by Harcourt, Inc. All rights reserved. Linear Programming Mathematical Technique for Solving Constrained Maximization and Minimization Problems Assumes that the Objective Function is Linear Assumes that All Constraints Are Linear

PowerPoint Slides by Robert F. BrookerCopyright (c) 2001 by Harcourt, Inc. All rights reserved. Applications of Linear Programming Optimal Process Selection Optimal Product Mix Satisfying Minimum Product Requirements Long-Run Capacity Planning Least Cost Shipping Route (Transportation Problems)

PowerPoint Slides by Robert F. BrookerCopyright (c) 2001 by Harcourt, Inc. All rights reserved. Applications of Linear Programming Airline Operations Planning Output Planning with Resource and Process Capacity Constraints Distribution of Advertising Budget Routing of Long-Distance Phone Calls Investment Portfolio Selection Allocation of Personnel Among Activities

PowerPoint Slides by Robert F. BrookerCopyright (c) 2001 by Harcourt, Inc. All rights reserved. Production Processes Production processes are graphed as linear rays from the origin in input space. Production isoquants are line segments that join points of equal output on the production process rays.

PowerPoint Slides by Robert F. BrookerCopyright (c) 2001 by Harcourt, Inc. All rights reserved. Formulating and Solving Linear Programming Problems Express Objective Function as an Equation and Constraints as Inequalities Graph the Inequality Constraints and Define the Feasible Region Graph the Objective Function as a Series of Isoprofit or Isocost Lines Identify the Optimal Solution

PowerPoint Slides by Robert F. BrookerCopyright (c) 2001 by Harcourt, Inc. All rights reserved. Profit Maximization Maximize Subject to (objective function) (input A constraint) (input B constraint) (input C constraint) (nonnegativity constraint) = \$30Q X + \$40Q Y 1Q X + 1Q Y 7 0.5Q X + 1Q Y 5 0.5Q Y 2 Q X, Q Y 0

Profit Maximization Multiple Optimal Solutions New objective function has the same slope as the feasible region at the optimum

PowerPoint Slides by Robert F. BrookerCopyright (c) 2001 by Harcourt, Inc. All rights reserved. Profit Maximization Algebraic Solution Points of Intersection Between Constraints are Calculated to Determine the Feasible Region

PowerPoint Slides by Robert F. BrookerCopyright (c) 2001 by Harcourt, Inc. All rights reserved. Profit Maximization Algebraic Solution Profit at each point of intersection between constraints is calculated to determine the optimal point (E)

PowerPoint Slides by Robert F. BrookerCopyright (c) 2001 by Harcourt, Inc. All rights reserved. Cost Minimization Minimize Subject to C = \$2Q X + \$3Q Y 1Q X + 2Q Y 14 1Q X + 1Q Y 10 1Q X + 0.5Q Y 6 Q X, Q Y 0 (objective function) (protein constraint) (minerals constraint) (vitamins constraint) (nonnegativity constraint)

PowerPoint Slides by Robert F. BrookerCopyright (c) 2001 by Harcourt, Inc. All rights reserved. Cost Minimization Algebraic Solution Cost at each point of intersection between constraints is calculated to determine the optimal point (E)

PowerPoint Slides by Robert F. BrookerCopyright (c) 2001 by Harcourt, Inc. All rights reserved. Dual of the Profit Maximization Problem Maximize Subject to = \$30Q X + \$40Q Y 1Q X + 1Q Y 7 0.5Q X + 1Q Y 5 0.5Q Y 2 Q X, Q Y 0 (objective function) (input A constraint) (input B constraint) (input C constraint) (nonnegativity constraint) Minimize Subject to C = 7V A + 5V B + 2V C 1V A + 0.5V B \$30 1V A + 1V B + 0.5V C \$40 V A, V B, V C 0

PowerPoint Slides by Robert F. BrookerCopyright (c) 2001 by Harcourt, Inc. All rights reserved. Dual of the Cost Minimization Problem Maximize Subject to = 14V P + 10V M + 6V V 1V P + 1V M + 1V V \$30 2V P + 1V M + 0.5V V \$40 V P, V M, V V 0 Minimize Subject to C = \$2Q X + \$3Q Y 1Q X + 2Q Y 14 1Q X + 1Q Y 10 1Q X + 0.5Q Y 6 Q X, Q Y 0 (objective function) (protein constraint) (minerals constraint) (vitamins constraint) (nonnegativity constraint)