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Using mathematics in administration

  1. Oct 25, 2016 #1
    Can we use mathematics in real world to solve administrative problems? Are there any examples from history where administrators have used math to solve society's problems?
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    Why do you think there are governmental statistical agencies? And what about budgets? And taxes?
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    "Operations Research," in WW II.
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    Consider the story of George Dantzig and his development of the simplex algorithm to solve linear programming problems based on his time in the US Air Force during WWII working on planning problems, which helped to develop the field of operations research.

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