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A British mathematics professor believes Minesweeper could help to solve one of the fields most perplexing problems. Richared Kaye, of the University of Birmingham...
A British mathematics professor believes Minesweeper could help to solve one of the fields most perplexing problems. Richared Kaye, of the University of Birmingham, believes that Minesweeper might lead to a solution to the P versus NP problem. According to Kaye, an algorithm for determining all combination of mine placement in an enlarged game of Minesweeper would also solve the P versus NP problem. "It's surprising that such a simple game would put us at such a frontier of mathematics. But the big questions in math are not very far below the surface of everyday life."

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