# Linear Programing and Transportation

Consider a transportation problem with the following parameters.

TO: A B C D Supply

From

1 10 9 8 7 40

2 4 5 6 7 70

3 8 9 10 11 40

Demand 30 20 30 40

a) Formulate this problem as a general Linear Programming Model.

b) What is the initial solution by the northwest corner method?

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a) Formulate this problem as a general LP model.

Minimize Z = 10x_11 + 9x_12 + 8x_13 + 7x_14 _ 0x_15 + 4x_21 + 5x_22 + 6x_23 + ...

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