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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:

67444155
79888155
34926527
11416943

Subtract row minima

We subtract the row minimum from each row:

263014(-41)
2433260(-55)
765380(-27)
0305832(-11)

Subtract column minima

We subtract the column minimum from each column:

260014
2430260
762380
0275832
(-3)

Cover all zeros with a minimum number of lines

There are 3 lines required to cover all zeros:

260014  x
2430260
762380
0275832  x
x

Create additional zeros

The number of lines is smaller than 4. The smallest uncovered number is 7. We subtract this number from all uncovered elements and add it to all elements that are covered twice:

260021
1723190
055310
0275839

Cover all zeros with a minimum number of lines

There are 3 lines required to cover all zeros:

260021  x
1723190
055310
0275839
xx

Create additional zeros

The number of lines is smaller than 4. The smallest uncovered number is 19. We subtract this number from all uncovered elements and add it to all elements that are covered twice:

450040
17400
036120
083939

Cover all zeros with a minimum number of lines

There are 4 lines required to cover all zeros:

450040  x
17400  x
036120  x
083939  x

The optimal assignment

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

450040
17400
036120
083939

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

67444155
79888155
34926527
11416943

The optimal value equals 163.