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What are Heuristics?
karl Hopson, Bangladesh
Heuristics basically are rules that when followed result in a solution. Suppose there were no roads and you wanted to make your way, a heuristic might be: 1. Walk as far as you can. 2. Walk around any obstacle, if possible. 3. If faced with a mountain range, walk toward the space between 2 small peaks. 4. Repeat until reaching. Does this heuristic give you the most efficient solution? No; however, it will get you where you want to go, and you won't waste a lot of time trying to make up your mind. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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