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### Hardness for find the clause for statisfiable 3-SAT problems

The 3-SAT problems are known to be NP-complete so the decision problems are believed to be non efficiently solvable unless P=NP. Yet, there are cases where the satisfiability can be answered such as ...
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### Average case complexity of decision version of NP-hard problem

I am a bit confused regarding the average case complexity of certain graph problems that are NP-hard like graph coloring, clique, dominating set and whose decision version is NP-complete. It is ...
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### Any value in a formula that calculates (not look up) the 'order' of a 'Independent Edge Set' OR a 'I.E.S.' given an 'order' on complete graphs?

Any value or interest in a formula that calculates (not look up) the 'integer order' of a given 'Independent Edge Set' OR given an 'Independent Set' calculates the 'integer order' on Complete Graphs? ...
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### Hardness of 3-Partition with Small Target Value

In the 3-partition problem, we are given a set of positive integers $a_1,\ldots,a_n$ and a target value $T$; the goal is to decide if there is a partition of the numbers to triplets such that the sum ...
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### The hardness of active learning with fixed budget

I have been looking for theoretical papers studying this question of the hardness of PAC active learning algorithms. I found a few papers studying the problem from a fixed perspective (particular ...
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### I am looking for a detailed list of known reductions of NP-Complete problems

I am looking for a detailed list of known reductions of NP-Complete problems. Much like Richard Karp's list of 21 NP-Complete problems has more than a dozen reductions, I am looking for a bigger ...
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### NP-complete problems where the inputs are prime numbers

Are there (well?) known NP-complete problems where the input(s) is(are) a(some) prime number(s), with complexity measured relative to the binary length of the input number(s)? I am thinking there are ...
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### Two disjoint paths with minimum product of weights -NP-completeness

I want to know whether the following problem is NP-complete; Given an undirected graph $G=(V,E)$ with weights on each edge $e\in E$, and two vertices $s,t\in V$, find two disjoint paths $P_1, P_2$ ...
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### What kind of solver should I use for this hypergraph problem?

I have to list the solutions to the following hypergraph problem: There is a set of nodes, linked by edges that are 2-to-1 and bidirectional. The possible directions are either direct: 2 sources and 1 ...
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### NP-complete problems on posets?

I'm in the midst of some doctoral research and trying to figure out a particularly tricky reduction. I think my best shot is to reduce from an NP-complete problem on posets, if one exists. I did some ...
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### Is it $NP$-hard to check whether a given algebraic circuit computes permanent?

Given are a natural number $n\in\mathbb{N}$ and a polynomial $P$ in the form of an arithmetic circuit $C$ over $\mathbb{Z}$ (a circuit which only uses $+$ and $\times$ gates and integer constants as ... 1 vote
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### Is this subsequence problem NP-hard?

Here is yet another "is X NP-hard?" question. The input of the problem is the following: A sequence of $n$ non-negative real numbers $\alpha_1, \ldots, \alpha_n$. Here $n$ is a positive ...
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### Regarding UNSAT bechmark of SATLIB found as SAT instance

I found the Satisfiable assignment to one of the UNSAT [SATLIB benchmark] instance, specifically uuf50-01.cnf as below answer: [1, 2, 3, 4, -5, -6, -7, -8, 9, 10, -11, 12, 13, 14, -15, -16, 17, 18, ...
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### Complexity of Maximizing Hamming Distances Below a Threshold

Problem Statement Is the following problem NP-Complete? Input: A collection $S$ of binary strings, with each string of length $m$. Goal: Compute a binary string $s^*$ of length $m$ that mazimizes the ...
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### Question about #P-completeness and NP-completeness

In the book Nature of Computation by Moore & Mertens there is an exercise saying "show that if a counting problem #A is #P-complete with respect to parsimonious reductions, that is if every ...
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### Cook's theorem and universal machine

From Papadimitriou and Yannakakis, "A Note on Succinct Representations of Graphs" second parragraph of the proof of the main result. Cook (1971) presented in his classical paper a ...
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### Computing Sequences with Addition Chains In pseudopolynomial time?

Computing Sequence $a_1, \ldots, a_n$ with addition chains (CSAC) is the problem of finding the shortest sequence $b_1, \ldots, b_m$ with the following properties: $b_1=1$. Every $b_i$ with $i>1$ ...
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### Finding a minimal addition chain for a given number

An addition chain for computing a positive integer $n$ is a sequence of natural numbers starting with $1$ and ending with $n$, such that each number in the sequence is the sum of two previous numbers. ...
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### Exact Cover by 3-Sets variation: Partition Into Exact Covers by 3-Sets

In the Exact Cover by 3-Sets problem, we are given a set $X = \{x_1, x_2,\ldots, x_{3n}\}$ and a family of subsets $F = \{\{x_{i_1}, x_{i_2}, x_{i_3}\}\}$ of 3-element subsets of $X$. The question is ...
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### Can NP-complete language be in $mP/poly$?

Can NP-complete language be in monotone $P/poly$?
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### Polynomial-time reducibility of Primality and 3-SAT

Is 3-SAT $\leq_{p}$ Primality? And/or is Primality $\leq_{p}$ 3-SAT? I think the answer is no and yes, respectively, but I'm not sure. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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### Efficient algorithm for finding segregators in a directed acyclic graph

Given a directed acyclic graph $G=(V,E)$, we define a $(\alpha,\beta)$-segregator of $G$ to be a subset $S$ of $V$ of size $\alpha$ such that no vertex in $G\setminus S$ has more than $\beta$ ...
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### Complexity of finding the largest induced subgraph with all even degrees

What is the complexity of the following problem? Instance: Simple, undirected graph $G$, and a positive integer $k$. Question: Does $G$ have an induced subgraph on at least $k$ vertices, such that ...
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### Relationship between two graph optimization problems

Let $Q$ be a polynomial time computable graph property of simple, undirected graphs. Consider the following two optimization problems on any input graph: P1. Find a largest induced subgraph of the ...
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### Example of decidable NP-hard problem that is not NP-complete [closed]

I am looking for an example of a decision problem which fulfills the following conditions: 1. It is decidable 2. It is NP-hard 3. It is not NP-complete All my search attempts yielded examples that ...
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