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    Help Solving Unbalaced Maximization Assignment Problem

    This is an UNBALANCED MAXIMIZATION problem.

    A B C D E
    1 80 70 78 82 84
    2 70 68 56 72 74
    3 60 50 48 58 52
    4 20 28 30 32 22
    5 88 92 99 88 86
    6 78 68 76 74 72

    I know I need to add a Dummy column to the right with all zeros. I'm just stuck here because all my examples in my notes only explain Balanced Maximization Problems and any Unbalanced examples I have are for Minimization problems. So this is really throwing me off.

    A B C D E Dummy
    1 80 70 78 82 84 0
    2 70 68 56 72 74 0
    3 60 50 48 58 52 0
    4 20 28 30 32 22 0
    5 88 92 99 88 86 0
    6 78 68 76 74 72 0

    THESE TWO TABLES SHOULD LOOK LIKE THIS BUT I DON'T KNOW IF THEY WILL FORMAT RIGHT IN THE POST:
    Help Solving Unbalaced Maximization Assignment Problem-math.jpg

    Should I convert to a minimization problem before I add the dummy column, or afterwords? If I convert to MIN with the dummy column already added, all my dummy zeros will become 99, right?

    I'm confused guys. ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED!
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    Re: Help Solving Unbalaced Maximization Assignment Problem

    Hey NoTanFightFan.

    Can you explain briefly the goal of what you are trying to do in terms the actual maximization?
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