**6690 - Using Computers in Mathematics Instruction**

**Danie Brink **

**Essay 3 Linear Programming**

Linear Programming** **is used to optimize processes
like production, profit or cost. The process involves

Step1: Taking
linear constraints and graphing them.

Step 2: Finding the feasable region
- the region that complies with all the constraints in 1).

Step 3: Plotting the objective function
on the sketch.

Step 4: Moving the objective function
across the feasable region to intersect the feasable region at the optimum
location
in order to optimize
the process.

Here is a complete example of how a linear programming problem
can be solved with the help of some software.

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