Solve an assignment problem online

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.

Fill in the cost matrix (random cost matrix):

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Maximize the total cost

This is the original cost matrix:

78818223
44512157
52482511
14692367

Subtract row minima

We subtract the row minimum from each row:

5558590(-23)
2330036(-21)
4137140(-11)
055953(-14)

Subtract column minima

We subtract the column minimum from each column:

5528590
230036
417140
025953
(-30)

Cover all zeros with a minimum number of lines

There are 3 lines required to cover all zeros:

5528590
230036  x
417140
025953  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:

4821520
230043
34070
025960

Cover all zeros with a minimum number of lines

There are 4 lines required to cover all zeros:

4821520  x
230043  x
34070  x
025960  x

The optimal assignment

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

4821520
230043
34070
025960

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

78818223
44512157
52482511
14692367

The optimal value equals 106.