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# Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 1 MB0048 Operations Research- 4 Credits (Book ID: B1631) Assignment Set - 1 (60

Marks)
Note: Assignment Set -1 must be written within 6-8 pages. Answer all questions. Q1. a. What do you mean by linear programming problem? Explain the steps
5 +5 = 10 marks (200 - 250 words each)

involved in linear programming problem formulation? b. A paper mill produces two grades of paper viz., X and Y. Because of raw material restrictions, it cannot produce more than 400 tons of grade X paper and 300 tons of grade Y paper in a week. There are 160 production hours in a week. It requires 0.20 and 0.40 hours to produce a ton of grade X and Y papers. The mill earns a profit of Rs. 200 and Rs. 500 per ton of grade X and Y paper respectively. Formulate this as a Linear Programming Problem.

## b. Explain in brief the phases of Operations Research.

Q3. Solve the following Linear Programming Problem using Simple method.

each) 10 marks

## Maximize Z= 3x1 + 2X2 Subject to the constraints: X1+ X2 4 X1 - X2 2 X1, X2 0

Q4. Explain the procedure of MODI method of finding solution through optimality
10 marks (300 - 350 words each)

test.

## b. Solve the following assignment problem. Machine Operators 1 2 60 50 A 40 45 B 55 70 C 45 45 D

3 45 55 60 40

5 45 35 50 45

each)

Q6.

5 +5 = 10 a. Explain the steps involved in Vogels approximation method (VAM) of solving Transportation Problem. marks b. Solve the following transportation problem using Vogels approximation (200 - 250 method. words each)

Factories C1 F1 F2 F3 Requirements 3 7 2 60

Distribution Centres C2 2 5 5 40 C3 7 2 4 20 C4 6 3 5 15

Supply

50 60 25