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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2016, Article ID 5950747, 9 pages
Research Article

A New Approach for Optimization of Real Life Transportation Problem in Neutrosophic Environment

Department of Mathematics, NGM College, Pollachi, Tamil Nadu 642001, India

Received 15 November 2015; Accepted 14 February 2016

Academic Editor: M. I. Herreros

Copyright © 2016 A. Thamaraiselvi and R. Santhi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Neutrosophic sets have been introduced as a generalization of crisp sets, fuzzy sets, and intuitionistic fuzzy sets to represent uncertain, inconsistent, and incomplete information about a real world problem. For the first time, this paper attempts to introduce the mathematical representation of a transportation problem in neutrosophic environment. The necessity of the model is discussed. A new method for solving transportation problem with indeterminate and inconsistent information is proposed briefly. A real life example is given to illustrate the efficiency of the proposed method in neutrosophic approach.