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### Difference 2SAT and 3SAT

Hi and good day everyone. This is my first time here. I am new with satisfiability problem. I need to choose between 2Sat or 3Sat for my project. Here is my questions: What is the major difference ...
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### Showing resolution algorithm for 2SAT is polynomial time

I don't quite understand why the resolution algorithm completes in polynomial time for 2SAT but not 3SAT. I'm looking at slide 42 of these slides for reference. It is clear that given two clauses of ...
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### Algorithm for assigning items to one of two sets (2-CNF?)

I have a set of items (A, B, C, D, ...) which I want to assign to one of two sets (set1, set2). Trying all possible assignments ...
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### For which c, d is Gap2SAT[c, d] in P (such that 0<c<d<1)?

For which $c, d$ is $Gap2SAT[c, d]$ in $P$ (such that $0<c<d<1$)? (I know if d=1 then for each c it will be in P, however with which c,d such that $0<c<d<1$ can I simply return ...
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### 2SAT problem testcase does not have any strongly connected components

My task is to solve the 2SAT problem. I have read online that a good method to solve this problem would be to construct an implication graph, where each statement of the form ...
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### Polynomial time counter of solutions of 2SAT expression with pure literals

As per the title, is there any polynomial time algorithm to count the number of satisfying arguments for a 2SAT expression with pure literals? An even shallower case: Is there any such counter when ...
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### Maximum number of positive literals in 2SAT

MAX 2SAT is NP complete. Instead of satisfying the maximum number of clauses, I have a fully satisfiable 2SAT formula and I want to have the maximum number of positive literals in the assignment (...
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### the correctness of 2-satisfiability problem algorithm by using implication graph

I learned finding a solution of 2-sat problem algorithm below. The point are below (1) when constructing the implication graph (2) finding there is no occurrence of a variable x and its negation x' ...
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### MAX 2-SAT is polynomial time reducible to 2-SAT?

I know that 2-SAT is solvable in polynomial time and 2-SAT is NP-Hard. I have issue about this statement: MAX 2-SAT is polynomial-time reducible to 2-SAT. Can you explain to me how reduction looks ...
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### Use 2SAT to show that an implication graphs must have a cycle if it's not satisfiable

Using 2SAT and implication graphs, how could I prove the following properties of implication graphs: Suppose there is a directed path between literals l1 and l2 in G_φ. Then there is also a directed ...
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### Expected length of a random walk on a line

I am given the following randomized algorithm for SAT, Input: A satisfiable CNF-formula $\varphi$. Output: An assignment $\rho$, such that $\rho \models \varphi$. The algorithm works as follow: ...
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### Can you solve 2-sat problem when truth assignments of some variables are determined

I am trying to find a assignment to satisfy a 2-sat statement. Problem is some of the clauses are 0 or x or 1 or x. I think the <...
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### Min-Ones-2-SAT getting to vertex cover

In the Min-Ones-2-SAT problem, we are given a 2-CNF formula φ and an integer k, and the objective is to decide whether there exists a satisfying assignment for φ with at most k variables set to true....
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### Give an NL-algorithm for complement of 2-SAT

Question1: What is the difference between 2SAT and the complement of 2SAT? Question2: It is known that NL is contained in P, but what we know about P over NL? can be said that an algorithm that runs ...
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### Is a “local” version of 3-SAT NP-hard?

Below is my simplification of part of a larger research project on spatial Bayesian networks: Say a variable is "$k$-local" in a string $C \in 3\text{-CNF}$ if there are fewer than $k$ clauses ...
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### 2-sat and vertex cover [duplicate]

I've been recently dealing with the classical problem of finding the minimum vertex cover in a bipartite graph. The common approach is to set direction to all edges and run DFS from all vertices of ...
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### Can someone give me the resolution procedure for 2 SAT, which is O (nˆ2)

According to Wikipedia, Even, S .; Itai, A .; Shamir, A. cited it in "On the complexity of time table and multi-commodity flow problems". The paper can be found here: http://www.cs.technion.ac.il/...
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### Counting models satisfying a boolean formula

I'm trying to implement the #2-SAT algorithm from the paper "Counting Satisfying Assignments in 2-SAT and 3-SAT" (Dahllöf, Jonsson and Wahlström, Theor. Comput. Sci. 332(1–3):265–...
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### Proof that MAX-2-SAT is NP-hard [duplicate]

According to Wikipedia, while the 2SAT problem is polynomial, its maximization variant MAX2SAT is NP-hard. But, they do not provide a reference for this claim. Is this obvious? If not, where can I ...
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### 2SAT Problem using Implication Graph

I was doing a practice question. As you can see below there is an Implication graph. To check whether the problem is satisfiable, I checked whether there were any 'bad loops'. To do so, for each ...
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### General structure of solutions to 3-SAT circuits

Certain special forms of the SAT problem have solution sets of a special form. For example, given any three solutions to a 2-SAT circuit, their bitwise median is also a solution. Likewise, given any ...
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### Reducing a problem to 2-SAT

Given a matrix $A$ with entries $a_{ij} \in \{0,1\}$, the matrix $B$ is formed by $b_{ij}=a_{ij} + a_{i+1,j} + a_{i,j+1} + a_{i+1,j+1}$. $B$ has one row and one column less than $A$. The problem is ...
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### Is there an algorithm to find out if a truthtable can be represented as 2-sat, and if so find its 2-cnf?

I know that not all truthtables have a corresponding 2-cnf representation, but is there a way to find out if a given truthtable has a 2-cnf representation, and if so to find what that is?
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### NP-hardness of an extention of 2 sat

a 2 sat instance which is unsatisfiable and an integer k are given, decision problem is that: is it possible to delete k variables, also remove clauses contain them, in order to satisfy the 2-sat ...
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### Even, Itai & Shamir's limited backtracking algorithm for 2-SAT: is it really linear?

I have read in Wikipedia (and other sources) about the limited backtracking algorithm of Even, Itai & Shamir for solving 2-SAT problem in a linear time, but the approach doesn't seem to be linear, ...
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### 2CNF with 3 variable occurences

If we do not allow unit clauses, can 2CNF containing 3 occurences per variable be unsatisfiable? Every time I try to connect opposing variables to a cycle, I need to draw 4 edges for at least one ...
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### Is this case of weighted 2SAT NP-complete?

Weighted 2SAT asks if it is possible to satisfy the formula with at most $k$ variables set as positive/negative. Trivially, every instance must be in 2CNF. It is known to be $\mathsf{NP}$-complete. ...
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### Is Max-2SAT with exactly 3 occurrences per variable APX-hard?

The Max-2SAT problem asks if at least k clauses of a 2CNF formula can be satisfied. The Max-2SAT(at-most-3) problem is the restriction in which every variable occurs in at most 3 clauses (counting ...
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### Is SAT-Problem with XOR and AND NP-complete

Is this problem NP-complete? I have many restrictions like this and want to find a feasible solution: ((a and b) xor (c and d)) = 1 with a,b,c,d are arbitrary literals. It looks similar to XOR-2SAT ...
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### How to do last step of Krom's algorithm for solving 2SAT problems

I was making a program for solving 2 SAT problems, using Krom's algorithm. I did not found a lot of information searching in Google, so I used Wikipedia's description of Krom's algorithm to implement ...
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### How to check wether a 2SAT implication graph has a bad loop or not?

m doing a practise quiz which my professor has posted online, one of the questions im very confused about was this one. ...
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### Schaefer's dichotomy theorem and reformulating 3-literal clauses

Does Schaefer's dichotomy theorem establish that a general 3-sat clause cannot be transformed into an equivalent set of 2-sat/Hornsat/affine clauses (using auxiliary variables) or just that this would ...