Simple Approximation Algorithms for Balanced MAX 2SAT

  title={Simple Approximation Algorithms for Balanced MAX 2SAT},
  author={Alice Paul and Matthias Poloczek and David P. Williamson},
We study simple algorithms for the balanced MAX 2SAT problem, where we are given weighted clauses of length one and two with the property that for each variable x the total weight of clauses that x appears in equals the total weight of clauses for \(\overline{x}\). We show that such instances have a simple structural property in that any optimal solution can satisfy at most the total weight of the clauses minus half the total weight of the unit clauses. Using this property, we are able to show… 



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