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 Optimization problem Wikipedia. For each combinatorial optimization problem, there is a corresponding decision problem that asks whether there is a feasible solution for some particular measure m 0. For example, if there is a graph G which contains vertices u and v, an optimization problem might be find" a path from u to v that uses the fewest edges. This problem might have an answer of, say, 4. A corresponding decision problem would be is" there a path from u to v that uses 10 or fewer edges" This problem can be answered with a simple yes or no. In the field of approximation algorithms, algorithms are designed to find near-optimal solutions to hard problems. The usual decision version is then an inadequate definition of the problem since it only specifies acceptable solutions. Even though we could introduce suitable decision problems, the problem is more naturally characterized as an optimization problem. See also edit. Counting problem complexity. Satisficing: the optimum need not be found, just a good" enough" solution. Boyd, Stephen P; Vandenberghe, Lieven 2004. Convex Optimization pdf. Cambridge University Press. Ausiello, Giorgio; et al. 2003, Complexity and Approximation Corrected ed, Springer, ISBN 978-3-540-65431-5. Mathematical optimization Wikipedia. Many design problems can also be expressed as optimization programs. This application is called design optimization. One subset is the engineering optimization, and another recent and growing subset of this field is multidisciplinary design optimization, which, while useful in many problems, has in particular been applied to aerospace engineering problems. Optimization Problem 1 YouTube. Optimization disambiguation Wikipedia. Optimization role-playing games, a gaming play style. Process optimization, in business and engineering, methodologies for improving the efficiency of a production process. Product optimization, in business and marketing, methodologies for improving the quality and desirability of a product or product concept.