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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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