How Well Do You Know Postage Stamp Problem?

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How Well Do You Know Postage Stamp Problem?

The postage stamp problem can be explained as a mathematical riddle that questions the smallest postage value that cannot find a place on an envelope. Especially if the envelope is limited to only a number of stamps with individual face value. With that point brought in, the questions compiled here focus on postage stamp and this particular problem.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Under which kind of mathematical problem does it fall?
    • A. 

      Equation

    • B. 

      Mathematical riddle

    • C. 

      Trinomial problem

    • D. 

      Polynomial problem

  • 2. 
    How many stamps is needed to get 13 cents?
    • A. 

      Two stamps

    • B. 

      Five stamps

    • C. 

      Four stamps

    • D. 

      Seven stamps

  • 3. 
    How many methods are useful in solving the problem?
    • A. 

      5 methods

    • B. 

      3 methods

    • C. 

      4 methods

    • D. 

      2 methods

  • 4. 
    Which of these can be used in solving the problem?
    • A. 

      Brute force search 

    • B. 

      Brute research

    • C. 

      Elimination technique

    • D. 

      Back trapping

  • 5. 
    What is the problem called when the capacity of the envelope is fixed?
    • A. 

      Trinomial time problem

    • B. 

      Quadrilateral problem

    • C. 

      Polynomial time problem

    • D. 

      Positive integers problem

  • 6. 
    What is the problem called when the capacity of the envelope is arbitrary?
    • A. 

      Definition problem

    • B. 

      NP-hard problem

    • C. 

      Arbitrary problem

    • D. 

      Coin-hard problem

  • 7. 
    Which of these is not related to the problem?
    • A. 

      Envelope

    • B. 

      Integer

    • C. 

      Variable

    • D. 

      Capacity

  • 8. 
    How many stamps will yield 12 cents?
    • A. 

      3 stamps

    • B. 

      4 stamps

    • C. 

      7 stamps

    • D. 

      2 stamps

  • 9. 
    What is used to denote in the problem?
    • A. 

      Positive integers

    • B. 

      Variables

    • C. 

      Polynomials

    • D. 

      Capacity

  • 10. 
    What is the maximum number of stamps most envelopes can hold?
    • A. 

      2 stamps

    • B. 

      3 stamps

    • C. 

      5 stamps

    • D. 

      4 stamps

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