# Sensitivity of Parameters in the Approach of Linear Programming to a Transportation Problem

• Tolulope Latunde Department of Mathematics, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria
• Joseph Oluwaseun Richard Department of Mathematics, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria
• Opeyemi Odunayo Esan Department of Mathematics, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria
• Damilola Deborah Dare Department of Mathematics, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria
Keywords: Linear Programming, transportation Problem, parameters, sensitivity.

### Abstract

Linear programming has served as a great tool in dealing with transportation problems to make a positive difference in economic and social activity. In this work, data of the National Union Of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) is analysed to minimizing the cost of maintenance and repair of buses taking the route from Sango park to different routes. Data collected from the park are represented using tables and solved using the Maple computer software application. The transportation problem is solved such that the transportation cost is minimized which leads to the prot being maximized. This is achieved by estimating the values of some identified parameters in the problem. This work will be beneficial to every other motor parks controllers to decide on some decision making that may bring to the union profit. This work will help the
NURTW in Sango to spend less on the vehicles and save more as income.

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Published
2019-11-15
How to Cite
Latunde, T., Oluwaseun Richard, J., Esan, O. O., & Dare, D. D. (2019). Sensitivity of Parameters in the Approach of Linear Programming to a Transportation Problem. Journal of the Nigerian Society of Physical Sciences, 1(3), 116-121. Retrieved from https://journal.nsps.org.ng/index.php/jnsps/article/view/14
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Original Research