## An illustrated guide to linear programmingEntertaining, nontechnical introduction covers basic concepts of linear programming and its relationship to operations research; geometric interpretation and problem solving, solution techniques, network problems, much more. Only high-school algebra needed. |

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### Contents

FORMULATION OF PROBLEMS | 25 |

SOLUTION OF PROBLEMS | 69 |

LINEAR POTPOURRI | 89 |

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