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Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007: Data Analysis and Business Modeling, Second Edition by Wayne L. Winston

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Chapter 26. An Introduction to Optimization with Excel Solver

  • How can a large drug company determine the monthly product mix at their Indianapolis plant that maximizes corporate profitability?

  • If Microsoft produces Xbox consoles at three different locations, how can they minimize the cost of meeting demand for them?

  • What price for Xbox consoles and games will maximize Microsoft’s profit from Xbox sales?

  • Microsoft would like to undertake 20 strategic initiatives that will tie up money and skilled programmers for the next five years. They do not have enough resources for all 20 projects; which ones should they undertake?

  • How do bookmakers find the best set of "ratings" for NFL teams, in order to set accurate point spreads?

  • How should I allocate my retirement ...

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