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Suppose that four apartment buildings A,B,C,D are located along a highway at the points 0,1,3,and 5. Suppose also that 10 percent of the employees of a certain company live in building A, 20 percent live in B, 30 percent live in C, and 40 percent live in D. Where should the company build its new office in order to minimize the total distance that its employees must travel?
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    Carlos Rodriguez <carlos@math.albany.edu>
    This problem was contributed by a student. It is offered as it is with no warranty of any kind
    Last modified: Wed May 13 12:29:11 EDT 1998