Friday, April 10, 2009


Reading the algorithmic game theory book, I discover that HAM SANDWICH is in PPAD (not surprising in retrospect when you think of Brouwer's fixed point theorem as the canonical PPAD problem). Is HAM SANDWICH PPAD-Complete ?

Update: I should clarify - this is the problem I'm referring to:
Given n sets of 2n points (each) in n dimensions, is there a single hyperplane that bisects each set (i.e divides it into two sets of size n).

In 2D, the problem is to bisect two sets (the ham and the bread).

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