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Fill in the cost matrix of an assignment problem and click on 'Solve'. The optimal assignment will be determined and a step by step explanation of the hungarian algorithm will be given.

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Maximize the total cost

This is the original cost matrix:

60216377
91567746
45244218
4862357

Subtract row minima

We subtract the row minimum from each row:

3904256(-21)
4510310(-46)
276240(-18)
4155280(-7)

Subtract column minima

We subtract the column minimum from each column:

1201856
181070
0600
145540
(-27)(-24)

Cover all zeros with a minimum number of lines

There are 3 lines required to cover all zeros:

1201856  x
181070
0600  x
145540
x

Create additional zeros

The number of lines is smaller than 4. The smallest uncovered number is 4. We subtract this number from all uncovered elements and add it to all elements that are covered twice:

1201860
14630
0604
105100

Cover all zeros with a minimum number of lines

There are 4 lines required to cover all zeros:

1201860  x
14630  x
0604  x
105100  x

The optimal assignment

Because there are 4 lines required, the zeros cover an optimal assignment:

1201860
14630
0604
105100

This corresponds to the following optimal assignment in the original cost matrix:

60216377
91567746
45244218
4862357

The optimal value equals 147.