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Linear programming is a useful way to discover how to allocate a fixed amount of resources in a manner that optimizes productivity. The following are notes, illustrations, and algebra word problems that utilize linear optimization methods.
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LESSONS and examples | Optimizing Linear Systems | Setting up word problems | finding solutions at purplemath.com
Introduction to linear programming lesson with word problems from shelovesmath.com
EXAMPLE and explanation | linear programming word problem | solving linear system with calculator | Mainland high school notes at algebralab.org
Vitutor notes and examples of linear programming from vitutor.com
Math Comic #253 - "Tables" (9-22-16)
Webcomic #1 - "Volume: A Math Guy's Business Model" (10-21-11)
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4 Steps to solve Linear Programming/Optimization Word Problems
1) Identify and Label Variables
2) Determine the Objective (Optimization) Function
3) List and Graph constraints
4) Test Corner Points (vertices) of Feasibility Region
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