Its official! Candy Crush game is a 'mathematical problem'

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Published Mar 12, 2014, 11:29 pm IST
Updated Apr 8, 2019, 5:58 pm IST
The game belongs to a class of mathematical problems called NP-hard, which means it can be very difficult to find a solution
Popular game Candy Crush  (Photo- Screenshot)
 Popular game Candy Crush (Photo- Screenshot)

Washington: A mathematical analysis of the highly addictive game Candy Crush has revealed that it belongs to a class of really hard math problems.

Toby Walsh at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, who analyzed the game, discovered that the game belongs to a class of mathematical problems called NP-hard, which means it can be very difficult to find a solution, New Scientist reported.

Walsh found these problems quickly becomes more difficult as their size increases, making larger versions of such problems impractical, but finding a scalable way to solve one would work on all the rest. 

He added that it would be interesting to see if people can profit from the time humans spend solving Candy Crush problems and some practical NP-hard problems can be included within these puzzles. 

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