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# Rent'R Cars is a multisite car rental company in the city. It is trying out a...

Rent'R Cars is a multisite car rental company in the city. It is trying out a new "return the car to the location most convenient for you" policy to improve customer service. But this means that the company has to constantly move cars around the city to maintain required levels of vehicle availability. The supply and demand for economy cars, and the total cost of moving these vehicles between sites, are shown below.

 From\To D E F G Supply A \$7 \$14 \$15 \$3 75 B 7 12 17 2 65 C 10 6 9 8 110 Demand 45 60 65 80 250\250

a. Find the solution that minimizes moving costs using Microsoft Excel. (Leave no cells blank - be certain to enter "0" wherever required.)

 From/To D E F G Supply Candidate solution A B C Total shipped Cost A B C Total costs \$

Problem was modelled in Excel and solutions were prepared using SOLVER (LP). Snapshots are shown below:

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