# Linear Programming and Simplex methods : Pivot Elements

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In the following simplex tableau, the next pivot element is (see attachment):

x y u v M

2 1 0 5 0 20

4 0 1 8 0 32

-3 0 0 2 1 -9

a. 4 in the second row, first column

b. 8 in the second row, fourth column

c. 1 in the first row, second column

d. -3 in the third row, first column

e. None of the above.

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In the following simplex tableau, the next pivot element is:

x y u v M

2 1 0 ...

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Pivot elements are investigated using the smallest ratio rule in the solution.

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