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### Distributing bags of apples equally

Assume you have $N$ bags of apples that you want to equally distribute to $K$ people. Each bag contains $n_i$ apples and you are not allowed to open and divide the bags; you must distribute the bags ...
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### NP-hardness of minimizing sum of complicated objective function

In our research, we faced the following problem optimization problem: Input: a list of $k$ pairs of positive integers $(n_1,d_1), \ldots, (n_k,d_k)$; an integer $m$. Output: $P$, a partition of the ...
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### How many edges are cut in a balanced partition of a graph?

Consider a graph on n nodes and e edges that is partitioned into k "balanced" subgraphs in the sense that each block has an equal number of nodes and the number of cut edges is minimized. Is there a ...
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### Array partitioning with limitations on partition size

Consider an array of bytes. I want to partition the array, such that the following two conditions hold: The number of bytes within each partition (except perhaps the last one) is between L and U, ...
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### NP-hardness of minimizing sum of weighted product

Consider a total of $d$ items, $\{I_1,I_2,\cdots,I_d\}$, each having a weight $w_i$ (a positive integer), and a total of $m$ bins, $\{B_1,B_2,\cdots,B_m\}$. We would like to distribute the items into ...
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### Partition planar graph into connected subgraphs of equal size

Work Jünger, Michael, Gerhard Reinelt, and William R. Pulleyblank. "On partitioning the edges of graphs into connected subgraphs." Journal of graph theory 9.4 (1985): 539-549. states that for 4-...
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### What is a minimum vertex separator as in this definition?

In a research paper the following definition appears that I'm not able to understand completely. Let $G=(V,E)$ be an undirected unweighted graph with vertex set $V$ and edge set $E$, no self-loops, ...
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### Another variant of PARTITION

I've got a reduction of the following partition problem to a certain scheduling problem: Input: A list $a_1\leqslant\cdots\leqslant a_n$ of positive integers in non-decreasing order. Question: Does ...
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### Graph partition with objective over intra-partition weights

I have a problem in which I need to find an optimal graph cut that maximizes an objective over weights not on the cut. I have looked at the literature but have not been able to find any similar ...
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### Repartitioning a binary tree

Suppose I have a binary tree $G = (V, E)$ (with undirected edges) that is partitioned into sets of k vertices, where each set of vertices is a connected subgraph of $G$. Additionally, if there are ...
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### Partitioning graphs while minimizing inter-partition edges

I'm working on trying to partition a triangulated graph into connected subgraphs with some guarantees on the number of inter-partition edges. Here's an example of a triangulated graph that has been ...
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### Partition planar graph of vertices with at most degree 3 into connected subgraphs

I'm currently working on my thesis which deals with pathfinding over a Delaunay triangulated graph. I want to be able to partition my Delaunay triangulation into disjoint (regarding vertices) ...
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### partition into unit-interval graphs [duplicate]

I am re-opening this question as i have the following question. I was going through the paper by Farrugia which was mentioned in an answer in that post. Initially i beleived that the follwoing problem ...
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### Partition into interval graphs

Suppose there is a graph $G=(V,E)$. I want to test if $V$ can be partitioned into two disjoint sets $V_1$ and $V_2$ such that the subgraphs induced by $V_1$ and $V_2$ are unit interval graphs. I know ...
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### Variation on block design/set cover

Given 3 parameters $s, r$ and $t$, where $r \leq t$, I want to construct $t$ sets such that each integer $\{1, \ldots, s\}$ appears in exactly $r$ of these sets. The question is: Is it possible to ...
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### Expansion vs Sparsest cut

let $G=(V,E)$ and $S\subsetneq V$ then expansion of set $S$ is $$\alpha(S)=\frac{|E(S,\overline{S})|}{\min\{|S|,|\overline{S}|)\}}$$ where $\bar{S}=V\setminus{S}$ and $E(S,\bar{S})$ are edges ...
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### partition to min the max number of intersections

Given $n$ items and $m$ customers, each of whom is interested in some subset of the items, partition the set of items among $k$ different stores so that the maximum number of customers visiting any ...
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### FPTAS for Number Partition Problem

I've been given a task to implement two algorithms (an exact algorithm and fully polynomial approximation scheme) for number partitioning problem. I found out that I can use some modification of ...
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### Intermediate $\mathsf{NP}$-complete problems?

Partition problem is weakly NP-complete since it has polynomial (pseudo-polynomial) time algorithm if input integers are bounded by some polynomial. However, 3-Partition is strongly NP-complete ...
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### K-Clustering of a Graph maximizing intra-cluster weights?

I would like to know if the following problem has already been studied, and if so how is it called. In particular I'm interested in approximability results. Input: A complete graph G with non-...
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### Graph building with weighted nodes

I have a set of nodes which can be connected together through arcs. Every node has an associated value, reflecting the "fitness" that this particular node has in the graph. I have to find the best ...
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### Partitioning based on distribution

Having a set of numbers $S={s_i}$, I want to assign them to bins, $b_i$, such that the sum of items on bins follow a specific distribution. For two bins and uniform distribution, this problem is ...
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### Approximation results for 3-partition

The 3-partition as defined here is a strongly NP-complete decision problem. Consider one optimization problem of 3-partition where the $m$ subsets each have at most three elements and a sum of not ...
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### Set partitioning algorithm

I'm a working software engineer and I'm trying to develop some planning software. I have faced the following problem. I have some finite set $U$ of some distinct elements $e_i \in U$. I have ...
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### Is this minimization problem NP-Complete?

We are given an $n \times (n + k)$ matrix $A$, with entries in GF(2), of the form $A =[I_n\ B]$, where $I_n$ is the $n \times n$ identity matrix, and $B$ has no "zero" rows or columns. The problem is ...
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