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Decision Support Systems allow us to analyze complex relationships and to examine what if situations. Excel is an excellent tool for performing this type of analysis. In this assignment you will use Excel to solve basic quantitative analysis problems based in Linear Programming, Network Analysis, and Work Assignment.

Use Microsoft Excel to analyze decision making problems from the writeup below. Complete the assignment and upload your files here. You should turn in an Excel file with each problem on a separate worksheet. Label each worksheet in the file with the problem number (i.e. 3.3.1, 3.3.2, etc.)

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