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Unformatted text preview: this problem was made famous by Fermi, in Chicago, where Fermi spent much of his ca-reer. You might break it into fragments such as the number of pianos, how often each one is tuned, and how long it takes to tune a piano. In the second category, you break the large problem into similar or identical subproblems. An example is merge sort, which breaks a list to be sorted into two halves, each sorted using merge sort – an example of recursion. The next two chapters contain extended examples in each category....
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2012 for the course MECHANICAL 6.055J taught by Professor Sanjoymahajan during the Spring '08 term at MIT.
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