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CS 731 – Mathematical Foundations of Computer Networking
Spring 2022
Home Assignment 4
(Due: April 7, 2022)
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submissions on Blackboard are allowed, but only the last online submission made by April 7 will be graded.
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1. A Kansas farmer owns 100 acres of land on which she plans to grow wheat and corn. Each acre of wheat
requires 5 hours of labor and $20 of capital, and each acre of corn requires 4 hours of labor and $40 of
capital. The farmer has at most 800 hours of labor and $2,400 of capital available. The profit from an acre
of wheat is $80 and that from an acre of corn is $100. The farmer would like to determine how many acres
of each crop she should plant to maximize her profit. To this end, she formulates this as a linear
programming problem.
a) [2 points] Introduce names for the necessary number of control parameters for this problem.
b) [2 points] Give the objective function the farmer needs to maximize.
c) [2 points] What constraint is imposed due to the labor limitation?
d) [2 points] What constraint is imposed due to the capital limitation?
e) [6 points] Write all other constraints present in this problem.
f) [2 points] Would this problem require any surplus or slack variables? (Yes or No)
g) [2 points] Is this an integer linear programming problem? (Yes or No)
2. Suppose we employ ILP to find the highest weight matching of the following bipartite graph:
𝟓. 𝟑
𝟒. 𝟔
𝟑. 𝟓
𝟐. 𝟎
𝟏. 𝟔
a) [5 points] Give the name of each control parameter.
b) [7 points] Write all constraints in this exercise, and the objective function.