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Trying to Find a Best Fit: Heuristic Approach

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

In this activity, students will use geometry to determine the optimal location for a distribution warehouse of a department store chain.

Before the Activity

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During the Activity

Students will:

  • Use circles in a real-world application to determine location of a distribution warehouse
  • After the Activity

    As a class, review student progress, discussing questions that appeared to be more challenging, and re-teaching as needed.