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Connecting the Points (Posted on 2007-02-04) Difficulty: 2 of 5
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.

No Solution Yet Submitted by Dennis    
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  Subject Author Date
Solutionhoodat2007-02-06 17:35:20
re: Picture of Optimized solutionCharlie2007-02-05 17:24:20
re: OptimizedDennis2007-02-05 14:25:21
SolutionPicture of Optimized solutionJer2007-02-05 12:12:58
OptimizedJer2007-02-05 11:56:03
re(2): A solutionTamTam2007-02-04 15:45:51
re: A solutionCharlie2007-02-04 15:40:49
SolutionA solutionTamTam2007-02-04 15:24:53
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