# Linear programming models

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When formulating a linear programming problem constraint, strict inequality signs (i.e., less than < or, greater than >) are not allowed.

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Operations management often presents complex problems that can be modeled by linear functions. The mathematical technique of linear programming is instrumental in solving a wide range of operations management problems.

Linear Program Structure

Linear programming models consist of an objective function and the constraints on that function. A linear programming model takes the following form:

Objective function:

Z = a1X1 + a2X2 + ...

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