## Introduction to Operations Research"Available July 31, 2004" The 8th edition of" Introduction to Operations Research" remains the classic operations research text while incorporating a wealth of state-of-the-art, user-friendly software and more coverage of business applications than ever before. The hallmark features of this edition include clear and comprehensive coverage of fundamentals, an extensive set of interesting problems and cases, and state-of-the-practice operations research software used in conjunction with examples from the text. This edition will also feature the latest developments in OR, such as metaheuristics, simulation, and spreadsheet modeling. |

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SUPPLEMENT TO APPENDIX 3 | 3 |

Problems | 6 |

An Algorithm for the Assignment Problem | 18 |

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