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A pipeline is to be built that will link six cities. The cost (in hundreds of millions of dollars) of constructing each potential link depends on distance and terrain and is shown in the weighted graph below. Find a system of pipelines to connect all the cities and yet minimize the total cost.

Chapter 10.6, Problem 11ES, A pipeline is to be built that will link six cities. The cost (in hundreds of millions of dollars)

To determine

Find a system of pipelines to connect all the cities and yet minimize the total cost.

Explanation

Given info:

A pipeline is to be built that will link six cities. The cost (in hundreds of millions of dollars) of constructing each potential link depends on distance and terrain and is shown in the weighted graph below:

Calculation:

Kruskal’s algorithm:

  • Start from a graph T that contains only the vertices and no edges.
  • Repeatedly select the edge in the graph G with the smallest weight (that doesn’t cause a circuit) and add it to the graph T.
  • Once the graph is connected. We have found a minimum spanning tree. We ignore all edges that were previously added to the graph.

First iteration: The edge with the smallest weight is the edge between Cheyenne and Denver with weight 0.8, thus we add the edge [Cheyenne, Denver] to the minimum spanning tree.

Added edge = [Cheyenne, Denver]

Second iteration: The edge with the smallest weight is the edge between Amarillo and Albuquerque with weight 1.1, thus we add the edge [Albuquerque, Amarillo] to the minimum spanning tree.

Added edge = [Albuquerque, Amarillo]

Third iteration: The edge with the smallest weight is the edge between Phoenix and Albuquerque with weight 1.2, thus we add the edge [Albuquerque, Phoenix] to the minimum spanning tree.

Added edge = [Albuquerque, Phoenix]

Fourth iteration: The edge with the smallest weight is the edge between Cheyenne and Salt Lake City with weight 1

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