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NP - Completeness Minimization Problem

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The basic idea of my algorithm is binary search. Suppose A(x,k) is the algorithm that solves the decision version of P with instance x and size k. We define the cost function with instance x and size n as follows:

int CostOfP(x, n)
Begin
// The cost of instance x is between 1 and n^4
start = 1;
...

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Determines algorithm's complexity and completes response to questions.

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