The importance of being biased

  title={The importance of being biased},
  author={Irit Dinur and Shmuel Safra},
  journal={Electron. Colloquium Comput. Complex.},
  • Irit Dinur, S. Safra
  • Published 19 May 2002
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • Electron. Colloquium Comput. Complex.
(MATH) We show that the Minimum Vertex Cover problem is NP-hard to approximate to within any factor smaller than $10\sqrt{5}-21 \approx 1.36067$, improving on the previously known hardness result for a $\frac{7}{6}$ factor. 

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