# Is there a method for the simplex algorithm that avoids cycling?

## Homework Statement

"There exists an implementation of the simplex algorithm that avoids cycling. (If your
answer is yes', describe the strategy; if your answer is no' give an example and explain
briefly why every strategy must fail.)"

## The Attempt at a Solution

We normally do the simplex algorithm using the largest coefficient rule for the entering variable.

I would assume that to avoid cycling, we simply change this to another procedure, although I have tried to research this in both a book I have here and on the internet to no avail... I'm not sure how to go about doing this question! :(

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