# A student about to enter college away from home has decided that she will need an automobile

## Question:

If the student trades in a car during the next four years, she would do it at the end of a year (during the summer) on another car of one of these two kinds. She definitely plans to trade in her car at the end of the four years on a much newer model. However, she needs to determine which plan for purchasing and (perhaps) trading in cars during the four years would minimize the total net cost for the four years.

(a) Describe how this problem can be fitted into the format of the transshipment problem.

(b) Reformulate this problem as an equivalent transportation problem by constructing the appropriate parameter table.

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## Introduction to Operations Research

**ISBN:** 978-1259162985

10th edition

**Authors:** Frederick S. Hillier, Gerald J. Lieberman