# A doubt regarding Vogel's Approximation Method

In VAM, we usually start with the row/column with maximum of differences (and we select the row/column accordingly). But, if I don't select the 'absolute maximum' and go on to start the process with either the maximum difference along the column or the maximum difference along the rows, is it going to make any difference?

For example, we start by taking $$20(8)$$. But, instead if I consider $$24(7)$$, I get the same answer as well. Does it make a difference at all?

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

• Just follow the rule. Choose the row/column with the maximum of the minimum differences. – callculus Jul 5 at 10:55