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What about doing essays that DON'T EVEN COUNT AT ALL?
Yeah some courses are annoying like that. I have a course on Linear Programming where we have homework twice a week and if you do it all, you can get 5% extra to the grade
. Exam is 75% and two project works are 25% (which are about solving linear programming problems using different software, such as Matlab, by writing the proper code). Fortunately they are not mandatory but it's very demotivating
. Especially when the homework has excercises like this:
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Show using the unit cube {x € Rn| 0 <= xi <= 1, i = 1 . . . , n} that the number of extreme points can grow exponentially with respect to n. If there are n = 100 variables, how long would it take from a machine that goes through 10^9 extreme points per second to go through all the extreme points of this unit cube?
And that one is one of the easier ones, once you get how to think of it it becomes obvious... Might take a while to get it though