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Operations Research Models and Methods
Models Section
Distribution Example
- Solving the Model

A network model may be solved with either special purpose network flow programming algorithms or with general purpose linear programming algorithms. The solution, shown in Fig. 3, has the feature of integrality of flows. All pure network flow models have integer solutions.

Network Solution

Linear Programming Solution

Figure 3. Optimum flow solution. Total Cost = $5300.



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Operations Research Models and Methods
by Paul A. Jensen
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