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    Yellow Van Lines is a professional moving company that has just received a large contract from a government agency to move several truckloads of computer equipment from Miami to various cities. The diagram in the attachment shows the approximate costs to travel between cities. You have been hired as a consultant by Yellow Van Lines to find the least costly way to get to each of these cities in individual trips from Miami. In order to solve this problem, please use the heuristic approach ("rule of thumb"). Please help solve manually through "trial and error," and use MS Word for the solution.

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    If you are interested, an algorithm that finds the optimal solution is also mentioned in the attachment.

    Let's come up with the heuristic approach that we are using here. We will start from Miami and pick the shortest route to the next city. When we reach the next city, we will follow ...

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    This solution provides a detailed description of how to solve the given mathematical problem using the heuristic approach.