## 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.

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**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 that may be solved by ... 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 ...

**Problem**- Background

... and was the common abbreviation for the year 2000 software

**problem**... 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 ...

... 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 ... The solutions to the sub-

**problems**are then combined to give a solution to the original

**problem**... the basis of efficient algorithms for all kinds of

**problems**, such as sorting (e.g ...

**Problem**

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**problem**in recreational mathematics, solved in the early 21st century ...

**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 ...

### More definitions of "problem":

- (
*noun*): A state of difficulty that needs to be resolved.

Synonyms: job

- (
*noun*): A source of difficulty.

Example:*"What's the problem?"*

Synonyms: trouble

### Famous quotes containing the word problem:

“The *problem* for the King is just how strict

The lack of liberty, the squeeze of the law

And discipline should be in school and state....”

—Robert Frost (1874–1963)

“[How] the young . . . can grow from the primitive to the civilized, from emotional anarchy to the disciplined freedom of maturity without losing the joy of spontaneity and the peace of self-honesty is a *problem* of education that no school and no culture have ever solved.”

—Leontine Young (20th century)

“Most childhood problems don’t result from “bad” parenting, but are the inevitable result of the growing that parents and children do together. The point isn’t to head off these problems or find ways around them, but rather to work through them together and in doing so to develop a relationship of mutual trust to rely on when the next *problem* comes along.”

—Fred Rogers (20th century)