Questions on linear programming, the optimization of a linear function subject to linear constraints.

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Proving boundedness of a function.

Consider the function \begin{eqnarray} f(x_1,x_2,\cdots, x_n) = \frac{\sum_{i}^{n}a_ix_i}{\sum_{i}^{n}b_ix_i}, \end{eqnarray} over the set $S = \{x := (x_1,x_2,\cdots, x_n):-1 \leq x_i \leq 1,\; ...
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Proof of Strong Duality via Farkas Lemma

I am trying to prove what is often titled the strong duality theorem. There is a hint in the book that I'm following, and I want to follow the method they have outlined for me. I will outline the ...
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How to introduce flat cost of flow over a node using mixed integer programming.

In the set up for the program we have a graph where we are trying to minimize the cost of sending flow over the arcs. I have formulated the following linear program. \begin{array}{ll} \text{minimize} ...
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shortest point on a line segment from point out side the line

from the above pic I found the value x from line (p1,p2) and point a using y=mx+b and imaginary red line which is perpendicular to black line having slope -1/m and the intersecting point x. the ...
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Above what order of magnitude a pure cutting-plane algorithm must be forgotten in favour of branch-and-cut?

Crawling the web on the subject of the cutting-plane algorithm, I have seen everywhere that a pure cutting-plane method cannot be used for numerical instability reasons after some iterations. But do ...
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How to transform a maximizing objective function which contains a max operator to a standard LP form

My Optimization objective function looks like this: $\max\quad(c_1 x_1 + c_2 \max\{x_2, x_3, x_4\})$ all variables, $x_i$ are binary variables. There are also some linear constraints such as $a_ix_1 ...
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Simple minimization problem

Suppose we want to execute a program on a processor which can run in three different modes. Each mode can be describe by a pair $(E,\tau)$ where $E$ denotes the energy consumption per cycle (in nJ) ...
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Variable bounds of under-determined linear system

If I have a non-negative, under-determined linear system $\mathbf{Ax}=\mathbf{b}$ $\mathbf{x}\geq\mathbf{0}$ is there a fast way to compute the upper and lower bounds on values of each element of ...
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linear programming, product mix [on hold]

hi can anyone please help me with this question A company located in London produces two types of telephones: one is a rotary dial telephone and one is a push button telephone. The production manager ...
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Can Gomory's cutting plane be used to solve Mixed Integer Linear Programs?

Do you know if Gomory's cut can be used to solve MILP problems ? I have read that Gomory's cut is useful when all variables are integer, but what if just some of them are integer ? Is is necessary ...
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Minimze min max (A*x)

has this example matrix A some special propertries, which might be useful? $$ \left[\begin{array}{rrrrrr} 3 & 0 & 0 & 0 & 2 & 0 & 0 & 0 \\ 4 & 3 & 0 & ...
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How to import matrix from sif document

I want to make some computation (with scilab, scipy or other) over the matrix A of linear problems (in inequational form). Those problems are in .sif format (from the netlib library in fact) and I ...
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Using l1 magic toolbox for compressive sensing : Positive definite matricies.

I'm trying to use l1 magic to reconstruct an image from a single pixel camera I've developed. The test functions used are random binary patterns projected onto the object scene, so each pattern is ...
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Under-determined linear problem

To compute all solution of following under-determined linear problem in matrix form $ Ax = y $ we can use Pseudo inverse of A and the solution would be : $ x = A^{PI}y + [I - A^{PI}A]w $ I couldn't ...
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Linear Constraints Solution Existence

how can one decide if $$A*t\ge b$$ $A$ is a Matrix with integer Entries and $t$ is a Vector with integer Entries, $b$ is a fixed Vector with integer Entries exists?
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Finding optimal hyperplane

I have a set of vectors $\{V_i\}$ in $n$-dimensional space. There is a number corresponded to each vector $\alpha_i = f(V_i)$ ($\alpha_i$ can be negative). I want to find a hyperplane which would ...
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How to determine if a convex polytope is contained in a union of convex polytopes?

Given that we are in a Euclidean space of dimension d, that we have a bounded convex H-defined polytope P, and N possibly unbounded convex H-defined polytopes, I am looking for an "efficient" ...
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Simplex method problem

Solve the following problem by the simplex method starting with the basic feasible solution corresponding to the vertex $(x_1, x_2) = (0, 2)$. Sketch the feasible region in the non basic variable ...
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Pseudoinverse system of linear equation

$Ax = b$ describes a convex polyhedron, where $A$ is a real matrix and $b$ is a real vector. Now assume $A$ has less rows than columns. If you take a look here: ...
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Simplying linear equation to get quartic in q using Maple and then using Descarte’s rule of sign

Using the maple I am trying to get quardic in q from this big linear equation. Then use Descarte’s rule of signs to determine the number of positive roots. \begin{equation} ...
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Shortest path problem: dual formulation and proof of total unimodularity

The IP formulation of the shortest path problem looks as follows: \begin{align*} \min & \sum_{u,v \in A} c_{uv} x_{uv}\\ \text{s.t } & \sum_{v \in V^{+}(s)} x_{sv} - \sum_{v \in ...
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Suppose I have the tableau below for a maximization problem. For the tableau to be optimal what are values for c1, c2, and b?

Suppose I have the tableau below for a maximization problem. For the tableau to be optimal what are values for c1, c2, and b? z x1 x2 x3 x4 x5 x6 RHS 1 c1 c2 0 0 0 0 10 ...
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Linear Programming Problem?

You are about to take a test that contains computation problems worth 6 points each and word problems worth 10 points each. You can do a computation problem in 2 minutes and a word problem in 4 ...
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LP: An algorithm to decide whether a polyhedron is a subst of another polyhedron

I've encountered the following question which I am unable to solve: $$ P = \{\vec x | A\vec x \geq \vec a\} \\ Q = \{\vec x | B\vec x \geq \vec b\}\\ P, Q \subseteq R^n $$ Find an algorithm to ...
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Almost linear programming problem

I have a problem that is almost the typical in linear programming, but not quite. All variables take real non-negative values. Certain simple linear inequalities and equalities should hold. But what ...
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Linear Programming?

An agriculture company has 80 tons of fertilizer Alpha and 120 tons of fertilizer Bravo. The company mixes these fertilizer into two products. Product Super requires 2 parts of fertilizer A and 1 part ...
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Conic programming duality - relative interior

Consider the primal/dual conic programming problems $$ \newcommand{\ip}[1]{\left< #1 \right>} \newcommand{\myvec}[1]{\mathbf{#1}} \newcommand{\bvec}[0]{\mathbf{b}} ...
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Disjunction of conjunction in linear programming

I'm trying to get my model working with less variable/constraints possible. I want the binary variable $R$ to store the result of this Boolean expression: R = (a1 and b1) or (a2 and b2) or (a3 and ...
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Justification for discarding constraints in Fourier Motzkin elimination

In the Fourier Motzkin elimination method, constraints are separated into three categories: 1) Constraints with positive coefficients for the dimension to be projected out. 2) Constraints with ...
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The dual simplex algorithm

Following is the dual simplex algorithm, adapted from p. 283 of Daniel Solow's "Linear Programming, An Introduction to Finite Improvement Algorithms", Elsevier Science Publishing Co., Inc., 1984. I ...
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Linear assignment problem - would this constraint also be correct?

In the linear assignment problem, could the constraint $\sum_i x_{ij} = 1$ also be replaced by $\sum_j \sum_i x_{ij} = n$? Because I think this also ensures that all tasks are executed, and the ...
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Does the Duality Theorem of Linear Programming hold only in closed convex cones

I've just read the the Duality Theorem of Linear Programming. Here is the proof from my book (and my questions after it): Duality Theorem of Linear Programming: If the primal or dual linear ...
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Rayleigh Quotient variant?

If $A$ is a covariance matrix and I want to get $\max X^TAX$ where each value of $x$ is between -1 and 1. Is there a closed-form solution for this? I understand when $X^TX = 1$ this becomes the ...
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Forbidden range for a linear programming variable

I would like to express a linear program having a variable that can only be greater or equal than a constant $c$ or equal to $0$. The range $]0; c[$ being unallowed. Do you know a way to express this ...
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Linear Programming with percentage constraints

I need some guidance with this Linear Programming problem, I want to maximize profits subject to different constraints, the problem is Maximize Goods subject to Min and Max Percentage Volume and ...
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How is stochastic optimization accomplished by GAMS solvers?

I'm looking for a quick description of how stochastic optimization is done by numerical solvers. It was explained to me that for a stochastic programming problem, GAMS 1. simulated draws from each ...
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linear programing : maximize $\sum \limits_{i=1}^{n} C_i$ where $C_i$ is circumference of circle with center at $\{x_i,y_i\}$

given n points on $\mathbb{R^2}$ $\{(x_1,y_1),(x_2,y_2),\dots,(x_n,y_n)\}$ formulate a linear program to maximize the sum of the circumference of all circles so any two circles won't intersect (two ...
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Linear programming alternate optimum solutions

**Q- The Optimum of a linear programming problem occurs at (1,2,3) and (-1,0,7) then the optimum also occurs at? a)(2,4,6) b)(0,3,5) c)(0,1,5) d)(3,2,1) e) None of the above. When we are given two ...
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Exam Review Homework: Geometry and Algebra of Linear Programs

I have two connected problems: 7.6 Given the solutions $P = \{(1,1),(2,5),(3,3),(4,6),(5,2),(6,3)\}$ what linear inequalities describe the convex hull of $P$? What are its extreme points? My ...
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Check feasibility of a system of integer linear equations

I'm currently working on a very large integer linear programme which cannot be solved within any reasonable time. The initial set of linear equations S={Ax<=b) is feasible. I want to add more ...
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Linearization of a product of two decision variables

I am trying to solve a problem that involves constraints in which products of two decision variables appear. So far, I read that such products can be reformulated to a difference of two quadratic ...
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Why $(1,\textbf{0}) \not\in \{(r,\textbf{w}): r=tz_0-\textbf{c}^T\textbf{x}, \textbf{w}=t\textbf{b}-\textbf{Ax}, \;\textbf{x}\geq\textbf{0}, t\geq0\}$

I'm learning about linear and nonlinear programming and on the chapter about duality I have the following statement and proof I can't understand: minimize $\textbf{c}^T\textbf{x}$ subject to ...
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linear inequalities using LP solutions not from simplex

I am trying to solve a set of inequalities using linear programming (LP) with objective function set as a constant. Usually this set of inequalities would have many solutions all of them in the ...
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Proving equivalence between basic feasible solution and vertex

I stumbled upon this proof of the Bertimas book on Linear optimization and I don't see what the "key ingredient" is that makes it work. Baxic feasible solution $\implies$Vertex Let $x^*$ be a ...
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Linear Optimization: Minimizing number of CDs

I have 16 files I need to put on CDs with a capacity of 780 MBs. (240, 462, 117, 560, 379, 110, 341, 294, 503, 469, 90, 63, 617, 493, 524, and 396) How do i make a linear program to minimize the total ...
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What if objective function $Z$ is also in the constraints?

What if objective function $Z$ is in the constraints? To construct the dual form for this problem? how do I approach to this problem? Maximize $\;\;\;\;\;\;\; z$ subject to $$\;\;\;z - ...
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Symbol or name for Basismatrix of Linear Programming

This question is about the Basismatrix in the context of Linear Programming. Basically (haha!) we have the Matrix of the standard (or normal) form, which consists of (A|E) with the coefficient matrix ...
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Writing an unconstrained variable as an equality

I am working on some problems on the Simplex Algorithm for Linear Programming. In order to apply the simplex algorithm, the LP must be in standard form. If the constraint is an inequality with a ...
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Minimum distance of extreme points of polyhedra

Let $P = \{x \in \mathbb{R}_{\geq0}^n \colon Ax \leq b\}$ with $A \in \mathbb{R}^{m \times n}$ and $b \in \mathbb{R^m}$. Let $E \subseteq P$ be the extreme points of $P$. Can anything be said about ...
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Approximation of optimum for two linear programs

Suppose you got two linear programs. They are the same except that one has a shifted objective by a positive constant (1) $$\min c^Tx$$ (2) $$\min c^Tx + d$$ For (2) there exists a ...