# Efficiency of the Simplex Method

• Robert J. Vanderbei
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Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 196)

## Abstract

In the previous chapter, we saw that the simplex method (with appropriate pivoting rules to guarantee no cycling) will solve any linear programming problem for which an optimal solution exists. In this chapter, we investigate just how fast it will solve a problem of a given size.

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## Authors and Affiliations

• Robert J. Vanderbei
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1. 1.Department of Operations Research and Financial EngineeringPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA