# Quiz 5: Advanced Linear Programming Applications

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Q 1Q 1

Revenue management methodology was originally developed for
A) a cruise line.
B) an airline.
C) a car rental company.
D) a hotel chain.

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B

Q 2Q 2

The overall goal of portfolio models is to create a portfolio that provides the best balance between
A) short-term and long-term investments.
B) gains and losses.
C) risk and return.
D) liquidity and stability.

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Multiple Choice

C

Q 3Q 3

The composite unit in DEA
A) has as output a weighted average of the outputs of the individual units.
B) has as input a weighted average of the inputs of the individual units.
C) has outputs greater than or equal to the outputs of any individual unit.
D) All of the alternatives are correct.

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D

Q 4Q 4

Modern revenue management systems maximize revenue potential for an organization by helping to manage
A) pricing strategies.
B) reservation policies.
C) short-term supply decisions.
D) All of the alternatives are correct.

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Multiple Choice

Q 5Q 5

A DEA linear programming model involving 4 input measures and 3 output measures will have
A) 7 constraints.
B) 8 constraints.
C) 12 constraints.
D) 13 constraints.

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Q 6Q 6

If it is optimal for both players in a two-person, zero-sum game to select one strategy and stay with that strategy regardless of what the other player does, the game
A) has more than one equilibrium point.
B) will have alternating winners.
C) will have no winner.
D) has a pure strategy solution.

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Q 7Q 7

A linear programming application used to measure the relative efficiency of operating units with the same goals and objectives is
A) game theory.
B) asset allocation.
C) data envelopment analysis.
D) revenue management.

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Multiple Choice

Q 8Q 8

In data envelopment analysis, the percentage of an individual operating unit's resources that are available to the composite operating unit is the
A) efficiency index.
B) saddle point.
C) maximin.
D) minimax.

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Q 9Q 9

To develop a portfolio that provides the best return possible with a minimum risk, the linear programming model will have an objective function which
A) minimizes the maximum risk.
B) minimizes total risk.
C) maximizes return and minimizes risk.
D) maximizes the minimum return.

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True False

Q 11Q 11

The goal of portfolio models is to create a portfolio that provides the best balance between risk and return.

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True False

Q 12Q 12

DEA is used to measure the relative efficiency of two (or more) units in different industries, such as a bank and a school.

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True False

Q 13Q 13

If the inputs of the composite unit in DEA are greater than the inputs for an individual unit, then the composite is more efficient.

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True False

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True False

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True False

Q 16Q 16

DEA will show all but one operating unit to be relatively inefficient in the case where an operating unit producing the most of every output and also consumes the least of every input.

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True False

Q 17Q 17

For a two-person, zero-sum, mixed-strategy game, it is necessary to solve the LP for each player in order to learn both players' optimal strategies.

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True False

Q 18Q 18

If a pure strategy solution exists for a two-person, zero-sum game, it is the optimal solution to the game.

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True False

Q 19Q 19

In a two-person, zero-sum, pure-strategy game, there is no advantage to either player to switch from its strategy even if one of the players discovers the other player's strategy in advance.

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True False

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True False

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True False

Q 22Q 22

In a revenue management model, dual prices tell reservation agents the revenue loss associated with overbooking each ODIF.

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True False

Q 23Q 23

In game theory, the player seeking to maximize the value of the game selects a maximax strategy.

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True False

Q 24Q 24

The analysis of a two-person, zero-sum game begins with checking to see whether a pure strategy exists.

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True False

Q 25Q 25

The Eastern Washington County School Corporation is interested in comparing educational performance at four elementary schools and has hired you to prepare a DEA model to do so. After detailed conversations with the corporation administrative staff and the building principals, you have isolated the following input and output measurements:
Data is collected for each school on each measure
Develop the DEA model that would evaluate the efficiency of Ralston Elementary School.

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Q 26Q 26

Consider a two-person, zero-sum game where the payoffs listed below are the winnings for Player A. Identify the pure strategy solution. What is the value of the game?

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Q 27Q 27

Consider a two-person, zero-sum game where the payoffs listed below are the winnings for Company X. Identify the pure strategy solution. What is the value of the game?

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Q 28Q 28

Consider the following two-person, zero-sum game. Payoffs are the winnings for Company X. Formulate the linear program that determines the optimal mixed strategy for Company X.

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Q 29Q 29

Portfolio manager Max Gaines needs to develop an investment portfolio for his conservative clients. His task is to determine the proportion of the portfolio to invest in each of the five mutual funds listed below so that the portfolio provides the best return possible with a minimum risk. Formulate the maximin linear program.

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Q 30Q 30

Portfolio manager Max Gaines needs to develop an investment portfolio for his clients who are willing to accept a moderate amount of risk. His task is to determine the proportion of the portfolio to invest in each of the five mutual funds listed below so that the portfolio provides an annual return of no less than 3%. Formulate the appropriate linear program.

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