Note: these notes cover the **formulation** and **understanding** of linear programming questions, **methods** for determining solutions to these problems are covered in notes for 2.4 Graphical Method for Solving Linear Programming Problems and 2.5 Integer Solutions for Linear Programming Problems.

### Linear Programming and its Practical Applications

- Linear programming describes a process whereby we wish to maximise the value of a particular function, known as the
**objective function**. - The objective function is based on a number of variables, known as the
**decision variables**. In the scope of Further Maths, we will analyse situations with**two**decision variables.