# Problem

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.

### Other articles related to "problem, problems":

Hilbert's Nullstellensatz - Effective Nullstellensatz
... 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 ... 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 ...
Necklace Problem
... The necklace problem is a problem in recreational mathematics, solved in the early 21st century ...
Hamiltonian Path 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 (whether ... Both problems are NP-complete ...
Y2K Problem - Background
... Y2K is a numeronym and was the common abbreviation for the year 2000 software problem ... literal) 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 Crisis ...
Divide And Conquer Algorithm
... A divide and 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 ... The solutions to the sub-problems are then combined to give a solution to the original problem ... technique is the basis of efficient algorithms for all kinds of problems, such as sorting (e.g ...

### Famous quotes containing the word problem:

The problem of the novelist who wishes to write about a man’s encounter with God is how he shall make the experience—which is both natural and supernatural—understandable, and credible, to his reader. In any age this would be a problem, but in our own, it is a well- nigh insurmountable one. Today’s audience is one in which religious feeling has become, if not atrophied, at least vaporous and sentimental.
Flannery O’Connor (1925–1964)

It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are, in fact, mad. That way, all we have to do is make sure we don’t put psychotics in high places and we’ve got the problem solved.
Tom Wolfe (b. 1931)

The problem of culture is seldom grasped correctly. The goal of a culture is not the greatest possible happiness of a people, nor is it the unhindered development of all their talents; instead, culture shows itself in the correct proportion of these developments. Its aim points beyond earthly happiness: the production of great works is the aim of culture.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)