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### centered column labels above matrix ### centered column labels above matrix

by Rick Lynch -
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I am creating a problem where a student sets up an initial simplex tableau and I am having trouble getting the correct formatting answer matrix. In particular, I want to put column labels on top of a 3 x 6 grid filled with answer blanks. Ideally, it'd look like (image taken from https://math-faq.com/wp/chapter-4/section-4-3/section-4-3-question-3/): but with the numbers replaced by answer blanks for students to enter and the variables do not need to be blue. My attempt at this is below. However, I do not like it because I am manually adding space for the labels. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

DOCUMENT();

"PGstandard.pl",
"MathObjects.pl",
"PGML.pl",
"niceTables.pl",
"PGmatrixmacros.pl",
"PGchoicemacros.pl",
);

TEXT(beginproblem());

Context("Numeric");
Context()->flags->set(tolerance => 0, tolType => "absolute");
Context()->noreduce('(-x)-y','(-x)+y');

@n = (1..9)[shuffle(9)];
$Px = non_zero_random(2,29);$Py = non_zero_random(2,29);
$drhs1 = random(2,20);$drhs2 = random(2,20);
$dlhs1 = Formula("$n x + $n y")->reduce;$dlhs2 = Formula("$n x +$n y")->reduce;

Context()->texStrings;
LP = DataTable( [ ["Objective:", "$$\quad$$ Maximize $$P = Px x + Py y$$"], ["Subject to:", "$$\quad$$ $$dlhs1 \le drhs1$$"], ["", "$$\quad$$ $$dlhs2 \le drhs2$$"],, ["", "$$\quad$$ $$x \ge 0$$, $$y \ge 0$$"], ], center => 0, align => 'lc', ); Context()->normalStrings;dmat1 = DataTable(
[
['$$\qquad\quad\quad\quad\quad x$$',
'$$\qquad\qquad\qquad\qquad\qquad y$$',
'$$\qquad\qquad\qquad\qquad\quad\quad s_1$$',
'$$\qquad\qquad\qquad\qquad\quad\quad s_2$$',
'$$\qquad\qquad\qquad\qquad\quad\quad P$$',
'$$\qquad\qquad\qquad\qquad \mbox{constant}$$ ']
],
center => 0,
align => 'c c c c c c',
);

$dlbrack = "$$\begin{array}{c} \\\ \\\ \\\ \end{array} \left[ \begin{array}{c} \\\ \\\ \\\ \\\ \\\ \end{array}\right.$$";$drbrack = "$$\begin{array}{c} \\\ \\\ \\\ \end{array} \left. \begin{array}{c} \\\ \\\ \\\ \\\ \\\ \end{array}\right]$$";
$dmat2 = mbox($dlbrack,DataTable(
[
[ans_rule(10),ans_rule(10),ans_rule(10),ans_rule(10),ans_rule(10),ans_rule(10)],
[ans_rule(10),ans_rule(10),ans_rule(10),ans_rule(10),ans_rule(10),[ans_rule(10),midrule=>1]],
[ans_rule(10),ans_rule(10),ans_rule(10),ans_rule(10),ans_rule(10),ans_rule(10)]
],
center => 0,
align => 'c c c c c | c',
),$drbrack);$dmat = DataTable(
[
[$dmat1],[$dmat2]
],
center => 0,
align => 'c',
);

BEGIN_PGML

Set up the initial simplex tableau corresponding to the following linear program.

[@ $LP @]*** [@ mbox($dmat) @]***

END_PGML

ANS(Compute($n)->cmp()); ANS(Compute($n)->cmp());
ANS(Compute(1)->cmp());
ANS(Compute(0)->cmp());
ANS(Compute(0)->cmp());
ANS(Compute($drhs1)->cmp()); ANS(Compute($n)->cmp());
ANS(Compute($n)->cmp()); ANS(Compute(0)->cmp()); ANS(Compute(1)->cmp()); ANS(Compute(0)->cmp()); ANS(Compute($drhs2)->cmp());

ANS(Compute(-$Px)->cmp()); ANS(Compute(-$Py)->cmp());
ANS(Compute(0)->cmp());
ANS(Compute(0)->cmp());
ANS(Compute(1)->cmp());
ANS(Compute(0)->cmp());

ENDDOCUMENT();