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NUMB3RS - Season 3 - "The Mole" - Branch and Bound

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Students will study how linear programming can be used to find the most probable outcome of a situation. Students will study a branching and bounding algorithm that can be used when integer solutions are desired, but not obtained.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher Page.

During the Activity

Discuss the materials from the Student Page with your class.

After the Activity

Encourage students to explore web sites and questions from the Extensions page.