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 Connecting the Points (Posted on 2007-02-04)
Five major buildings on a campus have coordinates A(0,0), B(0,800), C(200,1000), D(400,800), and E(400,0) (where the x and y axes are scaled in units of meters). Roads must be constructed to connect all of these buildings at a cost of \$32 per linear meter (using a standard road width).

So, for example, if the point F has coordinates (200,400) and straight roads are built between A & F, B & F, D & F, E & F, and C & D, almost 2072 meters of road would be needed to connect the buildings at a cost of \$66,294. to the nearest dollar.

Given a road construction budget of \$55,900. for this project, show how you might connect the buildings within the budget constraints.

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 Subject Author Date Solution hoodat 2007-02-06 17:35:20 re: Picture of Optimized solution Charlie 2007-02-05 17:24:20 re: Optimized Dennis 2007-02-05 14:25:21 Picture of Optimized solution Jer 2007-02-05 12:12:58 Optimized Jer 2007-02-05 11:56:03 re(2): A solution TamTam 2007-02-04 15:45:51 re: A solution Charlie 2007-02-04 15:40:49 A solution TamTam 2007-02-04 15:24:53

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