## George B. Dantzig

**George Bernard Dantzig**

George Bernard Dantzig, a math genius that came from a pretty poor family in the states will be the first one to explain to the world how linear programming works and how to use it to be able.

Born in Portland, Oregon, he helped his dad at a young age writing and publishing a mathematical book that came out in 1930. After obtaining a few university degrees as well as a Ph.D, George decided to go into deeper mathematical studies and decides to understand as well as explain to the world how Linear programming works and how we should use it to expand profits, production, or any kind of situation; this will be used in the war and actually kept secret from the people until 1947.

What is linear programming? A very simple definition would be:

*“A mathematical technique for maximizing or minimizing a linear function of several variables, such as output or cost.”*

How to take the most out of a situation to maximize its profits.

We can relate the linear programming to matrices, it is possible to enter all the data into a matrix to identify better results, and comparing 2 different situations.

Sources :

*Wikipedia*. (2012, June 22). Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_programming

Stapel, E. (2012, march 08).

*Purplemath*. Retrieved from http://www.purplemath.com/modules/linprog3.htm

*linear programming*. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linear programming