Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris

Multiple optimal solutions

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_654

In an optimization problem, when different feasible solutions yield the same optimal value for the objective function, the problem has multiple optimal solutions. If a linear-programming problem has multiple optimal solutions, then such solutions correspond to extreme point solutions and their convex combinations. Unique solution.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA