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The baseball card collector problem is as follows: Given packets P1, P2, ... , PM

Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis in Java | 3rd Edition | ISBN: 9780132576277 | Authors: Mark A. Weiss ISBN: 9780132576277 316

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Problem 9.56

The baseball card collector problem is as follows: Given packets P1, P2, ... , PM, eachof which contains a subset of the years baseball cards, and an integer K, is it possibleto collect all the baseball cards by choosing K packets? Show that the baseballcard collector problem is NP-complete.

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A problem is NP-Complete, when:

1.  The problem is NP: That is when a token of solution is provided; the solution can be verified in polynomial problems.

2.  The problem is NP hard: Any known NP hard problem can be reduced to this problem,

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Textbook: Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis in Java
Edition: 3
Author: Mark A. Weiss
ISBN: 9780132576277

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