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Questions about problems that entail selecting the best element from some set of available alternatives, and methods to solve them.

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With holiday season coming up I decided to make some cinnamon stars. That was fun (and the result tasty), but my inner nerd cringed when I put the first tray of stars in the box and they would not fit …
asked Dec 12 '14 by Raphael
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Or: Do we need Rupert in order to get presents at all? Routing issues aside, Santa faces the following problem (many, many times over): Given a bag with capacity¹ $C$ and a set of presents $\{p_1 …
asked Dec 14 '16 by Raphael
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Consider the Closest String problem: Input: Strings $s_1, \dots, s_m \in \Sigma^n$ and $k \in \mathbb{N}$. Question: Is there $s \in \Sigma^n$ for which $d_H(s, s_i) \leq k$ for all $i \i …
asked May 28 '15 by Raphael