## What is P NP NP-complete and NP-hard?

A problem is NP-hard if all problems in NP are polynomial time reducible to it, even though it may not be in NP itself. If a polynomial time algorithm exists for any of these problems, all problems in NP would be polynomial time solvable. These problems are called NP-complete.

### What is P and NP-complete?

P is a set of problems that can be solved by a deterministic Turing machine in Polynomial time. NP is set of decision problems that can be solved by a Non-deterministic Turing Machine in Polynomial time.

Does NP-complete mean NP-hard?

The complexity class of problems of this form is called NP, an abbreviation for “nondeterministic polynomial time”. A problem is said to be NP-hard if everything in NP can be transformed in polynomial time into it even though it may not be in NP. Conversely, a problem is NP-complete if it is both in NP and NP-hard.

What is the meaning of NP-hard?

In computational complexity theory, NP-hardness (non-deterministic polynomial-time hardness) is the defining property of a class of problems that are informally “at least as hard as the hardest problems in NP”. A simple example of an NP-hard problem is the subset sum problem.

## What is NP-complete with example?

NP-complete problem, any of a class of computational problems for which no efficient solution algorithm has been found. Many significant computer-science problems belong to this class—e.g., the traveling salesman problem, satisfiability problems, and graph-covering problems.

### What is P and NP class in automata?

Step 1 − If a problem is in class P, it is nothing but we can find a solution to that type of problem in polynomial time. Step 2 − If a problem is in class NP, it is nothing but that we can verify a possible solution in polynomial time.

What is P completeness?

In computational complexity theory, a decision problem is P-complete (complete for the complexity class P) if it is in P and every problem in P can be reduced to it by an appropriate reduction.

What is the difference between P and NP?

P = the set of problems that are solvable in polynomial time by a Deterministic Turing Machine. NP = the set of decision problems (answer is either yes or no) that are solvable in nondeterministic polynomial time i.e can be solved in polynomial time by a Nondeterministic Turing Machine[4].

## What does NP-complete mean?

(definition) Definition: The complexity class of decision problems for which answers can be checked for correctness, given a certificate, by an algorithm whose run time is polynomial in the size of the input (that is, it is NP) and no other NP problem is more than a polynomial factor harder.

### What are P problems?

A P problem is one that can be solved in “polynomial time,” which means that an algorithm exists for its solution such that the number of steps in the algorithm is bounded by a polynomial function of n, where n corresponds to the length of the input for the problem. Thus, P problems are said to be easy, or tractable.

What is P and NP class problems?

P is set of problems that can be solved by a deterministic Turing machine in Polynomial time. NP is set of problems that can be solved by a Non-deterministic Turing Machine in Polynomial time.

What is p class algorithm?

P Class. The P in the P class stands for Polynomial Time. It is the collection of decision problems(problems with a “yes” or “no” answer) that can be solved by a deterministic machine in polynomial time.