Questions tagged [optimization]

A mathematical puzzle where you have to optimize a certain objective function (maximize profit, minimize cost).

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An Unusual Amount Of Help

Another day, another helpmate to solve! Given that White moves first and to help Black checkmate White, find the least number of moves needed such that Black mates: -With a queen -With a rook -...
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Probabilities for “What number is that? — asks grandpa”

Inspired from Multilanguage generalization of "What number is that? Asks Grandpa" and What number is that ? Asks Grandpa In this puzzle we will use the English alphabet of 26 letters. We ...
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Optimize a wheel of fortune

(Taken from a mobile game) You have a wheel of fortune with a total of 30 fields. You start with the following fields (name, size, minimal size, effect): "Diamond Field" (D), size 2, min. size 1, ...