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Linear programming: How to find extreme points and extreme directions? 
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#1
Nov2512, 05:27 PM

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Hi guys
I'm reading a book about linear programming and network flows. In chapter 2 when it talks about convex sets and their analysis it talks about extreme points and extreme directions of a convex set. I understand the definitions of extreme points and extreme directions, but I don't know how I should find them. Unfortunately the book doesn't show how to find them with examples. :( I also don't know what a 'slack variable' is. I guess it must've been defined somewhere but I missed it :/ Any helps would be appreciated. 


#2
Nov2612, 07:20 AM

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C'mon.. it's really an easy question. No one here has ever passed a course in linear programming? really???



#3
Nov2612, 09:39 AM

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Generally you'll have one slack variable for each constraint inequality. If you keep reading, you'll probably run into some examples. 


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