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Accommodating Student Demand for Courses by Varying the Classroom-Size Mix

R. Longworth Smith
Operations Research
Vol. 19, No. 4 (Jul. - Aug., 1971), pp. 862-874
Published by: INFORMS
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/169047
Page Count: 13
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Accommodating Student Demand for Courses by Varying the Classroom-Size Mix
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Abstract

This paper constructs a statistical model that measures the ability of a given mix of classroom sizes to accommodate student demand for courses. Assuming known demand distributions, the model computes the probability that a course-to-classroom assignment can be made in such a way that the number of students assigned to any classroom does not exceed the number of seats in that classroom.

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