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:

884455
448064
63516

Subtract row minima

We subtract the row minimum from each row:

44011(-44)
03620(-44)
57450(-6)

Subtract column minima

Because each column contains a zero, subtracting column minima has no effect.

Cover all zeros with a minimum number of lines

There are 3 lines required to cover all zeros:

44011  x
03620  x
57450  x

The optimal assignment

Because there are 3 lines required, the zeros cover an optimal assignment:

44011
03620
57450

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

884455
448064
63516

The optimal value equals 94.