# optimal strategy

## optimal strategy

(mathematics)
One of the pair of mixed strategies carried out by the two players of a matrix game when each player adjusts strategy so as to minimize the maximum loss that an opponent can inflict.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We designated the optimal strategy of the essential and optional sets of genes as [i.sup.*] and [j.sup.*].
Migration may not be an optimal strategy for tortoises.
However, the optimal strategy for elderly NSTE-ACS patients with MVD has not been well established.
This optimal strategy should be applied in Pakistan to minimize the threats of terrorism and intimidations.
As chief operating officer, she will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the airport, developing and implementing strategies and determining the optimal strategy for resource utilization needed to support all users of Tulsa International Airport, R.L.
Proof : Let [[omega].sup.*.sub.k](t), k = 1, 2,..., K represent the optimal strategy of SBS k.
We know that the right answer could involve significant realignment of our businesses and we are actively evaluating that optimal strategy. We expect to crystallize a game plan of precisely - what and how - before year end, and will continue to communicate our path forward when appropriate."
PLANNING: Develops and assesses different investment models and scenarios to finalise optimal strategy.
The likelihood that at least one ECT strategy is cost-effective was estimated at 74 to 78 percent incorporating all input data uncertainty; there was a 56 to 58 percent likelihood that third-line ECT was the optimal strategy.
Thus an optimal strategy for "winning" could be described as using the A-A set for the come out roll, followed by A-B set for points {6,8} each with 3/16, or an A-C set for points {4,5,9,10} gives the following overall probability of winning (by conditioning on the first number rolled, multiplied by the conditional probability for winning the point):

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