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OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES

Linear Programming Problem Regional Planning


The Southern Confederation of Kibbutzim is a group of three

kibbutzim (communal farming communities in Israel. Overall planning for this group is done in its Coordinating Technical Office. This Office currently is planning agricultural production for the coming year.
The agricultural output of each kibbutz is limited by both the

amount of available irrigable land and the quantity of water


allocated for irrigation by the Water Commissioner . These data are given as follows
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Problem Description contd

Kibbutz

Usable Land(Acres)

Water Allocation(Acre Feet)

400

600

600

800

300

375

Problem Description contd


The crops suited for this region include sugar beets , cotton ,

and sorghum. These crops differ primarily in their expected net return per acre and their consumption of water.
In addition , the Ministry of Agriculture has set a maximum

quota for the total acreage that can be devoted to each of


these crops by the Southern Confederation of Kibbutzim , as follows

Problem Description contd


Crop Maximum Quota(Acres) Water Consumption(Ac re Feet/Acre) 3 Net Return($ /Acre)

Sugar beets

600

1,000

Cotton

500

750

Sorghum

325

250

Problem Description contd


Because of the limited water available for irrigation ,the Southern

Confederation of Kibbutzim will not be able to use all its irrigable land for planning crops.
To ensure equity between the three kibbutzim ,it has been agreed that

every kibbutz will plant the same proportion of its available irrigable land.
Any combination of the crops may be grown at any of the kibbutzim. The job facing the Coordinating Technical Office is to plan how many acres

to devote to each crop at the respective kibbutzim while satisfying the given restrictions.
The objective is to maximize the total net return to the Southern

confederation of kibbutzim as a whole. 6

Formulation as a Linear Programming Problem


Kibbutz Allocation (Acres) Crop 1 2 3

Sugar Beets

X1

X2

X3

Cotton

X4

X5

X6

Sorghum

X7

X8

x9

Formulation as a Linear Programming Problem


Maximize Z = 1000 (x1 + x2 + x3 )+ 750( x4 + x5 + x6)+ 250( x7 + x8 + x9)

Subject to following constraints :


1. Usable land for each kibbutz : x1+x4+x7 <= 400; x2+x5+x8 <= 600; x3+x6+x9 <= 300; 2. Water allocation for each kibbutz : 3 x1 + 2 x4 + x7 <= 600; 3 x2 + 2 x5 + x8 <= 800; 3 x3 + 2 x6 + x9 <= 375; 8

Formulation contd.
3. Total acreage for each crop : x1+x2+x3 <= 600; x4+x5+x6 <= 500; x7+x8+x9 <= 325; 4. Equal proportion of land planted : 3 (x1+x4+x7)-2 (x2+x5+x8) = 0; (x2+x5+x8)-2 (x3+x6+x9) = 0; 4 (x3+x6+x9)-3 (x1+x4+x7) = 0;

5. Non negativity : X j >= 0 ,for j = 1, 2, ,9


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Standard form of LPP


1. Usable land for each kibbutz : x1+x4+x7 +s1 = 400; x2+x5+x8 +s2= 600; x3+x6+x9 +s3= 300; 2. Water allocation for each kibbutz : 3 x1 + 2 x4 + x7 +s4= 600; 3 x2 + 2 x5 + x8 +s5= 800; 3 x3 + 2 x6 + x9 +s6= 375;
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Standard form of LPP


3. Total acreage for each crop : x1+x2+x3 +s7= 600; x4+x5+x6 +s8= 500; x7+x8+x9 +s9= 325; 4. Equal proportion of land planted : 3 (x1+x4+x7)-2 (x2+x5+x8) = 0; (x2+x5+x8)-2 (x3+x6+x9) = 0; 4 (x3+x6+x9)-3 (x1+x4+x7) = 0; 5. Non negativity : X j >= 0 ,for j = 1, 2, ,9
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