# A student has written a brute force algorithm to solve the Minesweep

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A student has written a brute force algorithm to solve the
Minesweeper game. Assuming that his solution is correct,
provide an analysis of the behavior and explain why. A
student has written a brute force algorithm to solve the
Minesweeper game. Assuming that his solution is correct,
provide an analysis of the behavior and explain why.
Solution
Minesweeper is usually formalized as a decision problem.
It belongs to the category of NP-complete problems, and
for general positions there is no known or suspected
solution method that is fundamentally better than brute
force search.
Brute force may work for small problems with only one
possible solution like minesweeper, where the solutions
are either a mine is found or not. It won\'t give partial
solutions (assuming they exist) without some extra logic.
It\'s impossible to find the ideal solution for every problem,
so which solution is reckoned to be good enough will be
based on
If there are 6 covered squares that can each be either a
mine (1) or not (0), the solutions are therefore 0x0 through

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A student has written a brute force algorithm to solve the Minesweeper game. Assuming that his solution is correct, provide an analysis of the behavior and explain why. A student has written a brute force algorithm to solve the Minesweeper game. Assuming that his solution is correct, provide an analysis of the behavior and explain why. Solution Minesweeper is usually formalized as a decision problem. It belongs to the category of NP-complete problems, and for general positions there is no kno wn or suspected solution method that is fundamentally better than brute force search. Brute force ma ...
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