The XYZ Corporation is expanding its market to include Texas. Each salesperson is assigned to

The XYZ Corporation is expanding its market to include Texas. Each salesperson is assigned to potential distributors in one of five different areas. It is anticipated that the salesperson will spend about three to four weeks in each area. A statewide marketing campaign will begin once the product has been delivered to the distributors. The five sales people who will be assigned to these areas (one person for each area) have rated the areas on the desirability of the assignment as shown in the following table.

The scale is 1 (least desirable) to 5 (most desirable).

Which assignments should be made if the total of the ratings is to bemaximized?

Austin/San Antonio

Dallas/FT. worth

EL Paso/West Texas

Houston/Galveston

Corpus Christi/Rio Grande valley

Erica

5

3

2

3

4

Louis

3

4

4

2

2

Maria

4

5

4

3

3

Paul

2

4

3

4

3

Orlando

4

5

3

5

4

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