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A man travels between five cities
Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:13 AM
A traveler wants to tour five cities in one day: Anamoose, Brindle, Catfish, Danville, & Easton; located at (1,0), (2,3), (-2,4), (5,-1), and (-3,-2), respectively. He wants to see all cities (the order doesn't matter) and travels from town to town in straight lines.
What is the shortest total distance possible?
Where should he start?
What is the sequence of cities he visits?
Posted 11 May 2013 - 06:18 AM Best Answer
The old traveling salesman problem.
Tractable for five cities, but unimaginably complex with just a few more cities.
- Bertrand Russell
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