A **problem** is an obstacle, impediment, difficulty or challenge, or any situation that invites resolution; the resolution of which is recognized as a solution or contribution toward a known purpose or goal. A problem implies a desired outcome coupled with an apparent deficiency, doubt or inconsistency that prevents the outcome from taking place.

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**Problem**

... field of graph theory the Hamiltonian path

**problem**and the Hamiltonian cycle

**problem**are

**problems**of determining whether a Hamiltonian path or a Hamiltonian cycle exists in a given graph (wh ... Both

**problems**are NP-complete ...

... conquer algorithm works by recursively breaking down a

**problem**into two or more sub-

**problems**of the same (or related) type, until these become simple enough to be solved directly ... The solutions to the sub-

**problems**are then combined to give a solution to the original

**problem**... is the basis of efficient algorithms for all kinds of

**problems**, such as sorting (e.g ...

**Problem**- Background

... a numeronym and was the common abbreviation for the year 2000 software

**problem**... roll-over of the millennium, even though the

**problem**could have occurred at the end of any ordinary century ... The Year 2000

**problem**was the subject of the early book, Computers in Crisis by Jerome and Marilyn Murray (Petrocelli, 1984 reissued by McGraw-Hill under the title The Year 2000 Computing ...

... To solve this

**problem**, it suffices to provide an upper bound on the total degree of the such a bound reduces the

**problem**to a finite system of linear equations that may be solved by usual linear algebra techniques ... A related

**problem**is the ideal membership

**problem**, which consists in testing if a polynomial belongs to an ideal ... For this

**problem**also, a solution is provided by a upper bound on the degree of the A general solution of the ideal membership

**problem**provides an effective ...

**Problem**

... The necklace

**problem**is a

**problem**in recreational mathematics, solved in the early 21st century ...

### Famous quotes containing the word problem:

“A curious thing about the ontological *problem* is its simplicity. It can be put in three Anglo-Saxon monosyllables: ‘What is there?’ It can be answered, moveover, in a word—‘Everything.’”

—Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908)

“Any solution to a *problem* changes the *problem*.”

—R.W. (Richard William)

“The general public is easy. You don’t have to answer to anyone; and as long as you follow the rules of your profession, you needn’t worry about the consequences. But the *problem* with the powerful and rich is that when they are sick, they really want their doctors to cure them.”

—Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622–1673)