In the context of integer programming, we develop a polyhedral method for linearizing a product of a pair of real linear functions in 0/1 variables. As an example, by writing a pair of integer variables in binary expansion, we have a technique for linearizing their product. We give a complete linear description for the resulting polytope, and we provide an efficient algorithm for the separation problem. Along the way to establishing the complete description, we also give a complete description for an extended-variable formulation, and we point out a generalization.
Earlier version, IBM Research Report RC21568
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