# Maximum number decision variables linear programming

##### *2019-11-15 00:42*

9. 2 LINEAR PROGRAMMING INVOLVING TWO VARIABLES Many applications in business and economics involve a process called optimization, in which we are required to find the minimum cost, the maximum profit, or the minimum use of resources. In this section we discuss one type of optimization problem called linear programming.Linear programming (LP, also called linear optimization) is a method to achieve the best outcome (such as maximum profit or lowest cost) in a mathematical model whose requirements are represented by linear relationships. maximum number decision variables linear programming

A decision is made when a value is specified for a decision variable. Decision variables are sometimes called controllable variables because they are under the control of the decision maker. Decision variables are defined by specifying the metric (standard of measurement) used for quantification, the entity being referenced and the time span of reference.