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ok, i found this and i thought if there were any REAL mathmatical pros here, i thought they would like to know... it''s about the game ''mine sweeper'' and the problem involves the question ''P=NP?'' if any one figures this out, you win a cool one million pounds! here Dong

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I''m doing Maths at Warwick university, which is where the author of the article (Ian Stewart) is based, although he could have fooled us......

So, I''ll put a gun to his head until he figures it out.... but this is a long standing problem in the realm of algorithms and I don''t think he''ll get to an answer anytime soon... so I''ll probably have to do it myself if I want it solved...... ah well...

Dewi Williams

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What exactly are they wanting solved? All I saw were examples of boolean and minesweeper comparisons. I may have accidentally skipped over what it was wanting done, but if anyone else saw it, what was it?

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They wanted a proof that the travelling salesman problem, which is equivalent to the minesweeper problem they gave can be proved in time NP, or a proof that it can''t be proved in time NP.

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