A discussion of the simplex method, for solving a linear program, which first transforms the original system to an equivalent system of m equations in canonical form by eliminating ma of the n unknowns. If the right choice of m variables is made, an optimal solution is obtained to the original problem by equating the remaining variables to zero. If not, the method produces an improved set of m variables and a corresponding canonical form. The procedure is iterted until an optimum solution is determined.
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