Calzones vs. Mini-Pizzas -- A Linear Programming Problem
- Graph level curves of the objective function of a linear programming problem.
- Alter parameter values of the level curves and analyze the effects of such changes on the slope of level curves.
- Determine whether particular values of the choice variables are feasible.
- Use a simple (albeit inefficient) algorithm to determine a solution to the linear programming problem.
- Distinguish between maximization and minimization problems.
- Use graphs to visualize the feasible set of a linear programming problem.
- Learn the effects of changing parameter values on the solution to linear programming problems
Context for Use
Description and Teaching Materials
SSAC2006.HB71.JMP1.2-stdnt (PowerPoint 153kB Jul19 07)
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Teaching Notes and Tips
The end-of-module questions can be used for assessment.
The instructor version contains a pre-test.