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Puzzle—Brushing the Court Lines Optimally

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  • Kenneth R. Baker

    () (Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755)

  • Michael J. Magazine

    () (Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati, Cinncinnati, Ohio 45221)

Abstract

Clay-court tennis players are familiar with the well-known courtesy, after finishing their match, of preparing the court for the next players who will use the court. Preparation consists of two parts: sweeping the court and brushing the lines. Sweeping the court is straightforward, but the quantitatively oriented player surely wants to know how to brush the lines (a nontrivial routing problem) in the most efficient fashion.

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  • Kenneth R. Baker & Michael J. Magazine, 2016. "Puzzle—Brushing the Court Lines Optimally," INFORMS Transactions on Education, INFORMS, vol. 16(2), pages 79-83, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:inm:orited:v:16:y:2016:i:2:p:79-83
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