This also demonstrates why we don't try to graph the feasible region when there are more than two decision variables. Three dimensional graphs aren't that easy to draw and you can forget about making the sketch when there are four or more decision variables. The table method doesn't work that well either. In three dimensions, the inequalities become planes rather than lines like they were in two dimensions. Each plane can be uniquely identified by setting one of the variables equal to zero. The relationship between the variables and the planes is shown in the figure below.
A LINEAR PROGRAMMING METHOD TO ENHANCE RESOURCE UTILIZATION CASE OF ETHIOPIAN APPAREL SECTOR
Simplex method - Maximisation Case
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As the independent terms of all restrictions are positive no further action is required. Otherwise there would be multiplied by "-1" on both sides of the inequality noting that this operation also affects the type of restriction. The inequalities become equations by adding slack , surplus and artificial variables as the following table:.
The advanced pivot tool can serve as an aid for several variants of the simplex method. A few pointers are given below. Developed by George Dantzig in , the simplex method is a general procedure for solving linear programming LP problems. The simplex method is an algebraic procedure based on solving systems of equations; it has proved to be very efficient in practice as an algorithm for solving large-scale LPs, even though its worst-case complexity is exponential.