A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
heisenberg
 5 years ago
does P = NP?
heisenberg
 5 years ago
does P = NP?

This Question is Closed

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0This problem has not been solved yet. Anyway most computer scientists believe they are not equal.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It is not. Did you mean the NP problem for algorithms such as GA

heisenberg
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0really, dudes! i know this is a subjective answer, but I was curious if anyone had their own opinion. "In a 2002 poll of 100 researchers, 61 believed the answer to be no, 9 believed the answer is yes, and 22 were unsure; 8 believed the question may be independent of the currently accepted axioms and so impossible to prove or disprove."

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'll have to do some research, I'm fairly certain the scope of this problem is well beyond me xD

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0am not an expert in the field, but i think the answer its no. the key is in the npcomplete problems, but its hard to believe someone found an algorithm that runs in polinomial for SAT for example

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0This is one of the great unresolved questions in theoretical computer science, and stands up there with the Riemann hypothesis and similar challenges as a mathematical challenge so profound that no one knows the best way to approach it yet. People's "subjective" opinions on the matter are of historical and social interest only. It may be (though it is unlikely) that the question of whether P=NP is independent of the currently accepted axioms of set theory (ZF), and thus there is no way to prove or disprove it within that framework. But as a proposition about computations it is still either true or false.
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.