Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321867327
ISBN 13: 978-0-32186-732-2

Chapter 14 - Graph Theory - 14.3 Hamilton Paths and Hamilton Circuits - Exercise Set 14.3: 63

Answer

The statement makes sense.

Work Step by Step

The statement makes sense. Although a person is not a traveling salesperson, there are many different situations in life which are equivalent to the traveling salesperson problem. These three exercises demonstrate that there are other situations in life which can apply solutions to a traveling salesperson problem. These exercises show that running errands around town is also a kind of traveling salesperson problem. Therefore, solving the traveling salesperson problem can be relevant to our lives even if we are not traveling salespeople.
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