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An Introduction to Operations Research

Weber (1990). Consider the following two groups of words:
Group 1 Group 2
AREA ERST
FORT FOOT
HOPE HEAT
SPAR PAST
THAT PROF
TREE STOP

All the words in groups 1 and 2 can be formed from the nine letters A, E, F, H, O, P, R, S, and T. Develop a model to assign a unique numeric value from 1 through 9 to these letters such that the difference between the total scores of the two groups will be as small as possible. [Note: The score for a word is the sum of the numeric values assigned to its individual letters.]

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