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    Dear Forum does anyone know ,
    Why is it important to identify the Pivot Element correctly in the setup for the Simplex Method?

    I am having a problem figuring this aspect out , any feedback would be appreciated..

    Thanks -AC-
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    Hi

    Quote Originally Posted by AlgebraicallyChallenged View Post
    Dear Forum does anyone know ,
    Why is it important to identify the Pivot Element correctly in the setup for the Simplex Method?

    I am having a problem figuring this aspect out , any feedback would be appreciated..
    Well, I am not sure about this, all I know is that it is important to choose the "right" pivot element to avoid loops. One method of choosing the pivot element is given by Bland

    Bland's rule - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    That's how wikipedia explains it.

    Best regards,
    Rapha
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