# Critical Path

## Critical Path

In a valued and directed graph representing different operations to carry out to accomplish a task, a path in which the value is optimal (maximum or minimum depending on the context) between two vertices called the start and the end of the task.

### Examples

• In the valued and directed graph below, the critical path with the maximum value is the path D-1-6-8-9-F, which has a value of 14.

• In the valued and directed graph above, the critical path with the minimum value is the path D-3-F, which has a value of 7.