2-1 Discussion 200-400 words

2-1 Discussion 200-400 words

In order to reinforce your understanding of the power and effectiveness of linear programming, review discussion questions 2-1, 2-2, and 2-3 in the textbook.

Discussion Question: Describe the reason why spreadsheets are so applicable to linear programming, and provide an example where linear programming is applicable with a limited data set. Post an example where a spreadsheet can be used instead of hard coding to obtain fast results.

When responding to at least two of your classmates, discuss if you agree with their reasoning for the applicability of spreadsheets to linear programming. Provide details to support your response.




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Spreadsheet is much easier and fast for simple problems with limited dataset. If the data set is a huge and complex problem we should go for a dedicated software to solve the problem. For example, if it is a transportation problem. take a situation whereby a company has got three warehouses w1, w2, and w3 catering for three different markets A, B, and C.

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