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2-9 Linear Programming (due by midnight on SUN Oct. 27)

2-9 Linear Programming (due by midnight on SUN Oct. 27)

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The purpose of linear programming is to optimize some objective function given a set of constraints on the values of x and y. These constraints are usually provided as a system of inequalities. Linear programming was invented during World War II to optimize loading of cargo on ships and planes and to manage other critical resources. After the war, the concept was published and quickly adopted by many large businesses to manage and optimize their resources.