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Wyatt OrmeWhile the tech industry is booming in the U.S., women’s participation in it is not. Girls in Basalt learn to code
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60074 as http://aspenpublicradio.orgThu, 24 Nov 2016 03:43:56 +0000Girls in Basalt learn to codeEllis Robinson There is a problem that has vexed mathematicians for the greater part of the past century. Currently, there is no solution, and nobody knows for certain whether or not one exists. But cracking the code would be a huge breakthrough both in theoretical mathematics and practical everyday applications. Ellis Robinson brings the story, starting with a description of the problem from physicist Eddie Farhi. “You’re a salesman. And you have to visit 500 cities. And you know the distances between all those cities. Now your task is to visit each city once, but you have to take the shortest route. How am I going to do that—how am I going to find the shortest route? Just list every possible route, and pick the shortest. Well, you pick the first city.. there are 500 choices. Then, I pick the next city, there are 499 choices. Then I pick the next city, there are 498 choices. So the number of choices is 500 times 499 times 498 times 497, and so on. That number is so huge, that if you had everyThe Water Delivery Man Problem
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