# Dynamic Programming - The Allocation Problem

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Example Problem:

A sales manager has 3 areas and 5 sales engineers.

If the assignment of sales engineers to areas will

result in the expected sales as shown, how should

the engineers be assigned to maximize sales?

Sales (in $K)

Area 1 Area 2 Area 3

0 0 0 0

Number of 1 45 20 50

Sales Engineers 2 70 45 70

Assigned 3 90 75 80

4 105 110 100

5 120 150 130

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#### Solution Summary

An allocation problem is solved through dynamic programming.

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