Finite Math > Linear Programming > Simplex Minimums

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The Dual

The video uses the simplex method to solve minimum cost for a linear programming problem. We explore using the HP Prime catalog function simplex reduce and our function pivmat. Add pivmat(m,r,c):=CAS(pivot(CAS(mRow(1/m(r,c),m,r)),r,c)) to your calculator.  Go to 1:08 if you have pivmat already loaded. For matrices click the brackets key twice. For vectors click the brackets once. Use arrows key to enter elements in the command line. Use the brackets key twice or Matrix editor for M1.

HP Prime Onenote Simplex Standard Minimum or direct link

Simplex_reduce(Matrix A, Vector B. Vector C) gives optimum maximum for the Dual problem by using the simplex algorithm on HP Prime for standard linear programming problems. Pivmat(Matrix, Pivot Row, Pivot Column) gives column information for a pivot element to allow us to manually solve the Dual problem.

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Nonstandard

Video shows us calculating the minimum C by using P = - C and using the related maximum P problem. All >= are changed to <= inequalites. The equality is changed to two <= inequalities. We use pivmat function to find a feasible, starting vertex, for simplex_reduce.

The video uses the simplex method to solve minimum cost for a linear programming problem. We explore using the HP Prime catalog function simplex reduce and our function pivmat. Add pivmat(m,r,c):=CAS(pivot(CAS(mRow(1/m(r,c),m,r)),r,c)) to your calculator.  Go to 1:08 if you have pivmat already loaded. For matrices click the brackets key twice. For vectors click the brackets once. Use arrows key to enter elements in the command line. Use the brackets key twice or Matrix editor for M1.

HP Prime Onenote Simplex Nonstandard Minimum or direct link

Simplex_reduce(Matrix A, Vector B. Vector C) gives optimum maximum for maximum problems by using the simplex algorithm on HP Prime for standard linear programming problems. Pivmat(Matrix, Pivot Row, Pivot Column) gives column information for a pivot element to allow us to manually solve the maximum problem. For nonstandard maximum problems pivmat allows us to come up with a feasible solution. This feasible solution tableau, matrix, can then be the sole argument for Simplex_reduce. We initially use P = - C and for the last step use C = - P.

A special case for <= constraints that are all positive. We can use simplex_reduce(Matrix A, Vector B. Vector) or simplex_reduce(Matrux) directly with the related P maximum problem

Microsoft is in the process of adding equation editor to 365 subscription of Onenote for Windows 10. They recommend you use equation editor in Word and copy and paste into Onenote for Windows 10. That is what we did to get the less than equal symbol.

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