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    In the simplex method, how is a pivot column selected? A pivot row? A pivot element? Give an example of all three and define the simplex method.

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    To select the pivot column, find the most negative element in the objective function row. That column will be the pivot column.

    To select the pivot row, first find the ratios of the right hand side (RHS) to the corresponding element in the pivot column.
    Ratio = RHS / corresponding # in pivot ...

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    This solution answers questions regarding the simplex method in 223 words. An example is provided.