knapsack problem

noun Mathematics.

the problem of determining which numbers from a given collection of numbers have been added together to yield a specific sum: used in cryptography to encipher (and sometimes decipher) messages.



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Origin of knapsack problem

so called because the problem is similar to determining what packages are in a closed knapsack when the weights of the individual packages and the filled knapsack are known

Words nearby knapsack problem Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020