# In Problem 55, officials 2 and 8 recently had a confrontation with one of the coaches in

## Question:

In Problem 55, officials 2 and 8 recently had a confrontation with one of the coaches in the game in Athens. They were forced to eject the coach after several technical fouls. The conference office decided that it would not be a good idea to have these two officials work the Athens game so soon after this confrontation, so they decided that officials 2 and 8 will not be assigned to the Athens game. How will this affect the optimal solution to this problem?

**Data From Problem 55:**

The Southeastern Conference has nine basketball officials who must be assigned to three conference games, three to each game. The conference office wants to assign the officials so that the total distance they travel will be minimized. The distance (in miles) each official would travel to each game is given in the following table:

Determine the optimal assignment(s) to minimize the total distance traveled by the officials.

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