Solving the Wolverine Problem with Graph Coloring | Infinite Series

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At one time, Wolverine served on four different superhero teams. How did he do it? He may have used graph coloring.

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Graph coloring may seem simple but the mathematics behind it is surprising difficult and it pops up in a number strange places. Kelsey discusses Sudoku, the Four Color Theorem, the Hadwiger Nelson Problem and how graph coloring can be used to schedule the most effective way to save the planet. Find out how math can defeat the combined might of Thanos, Magneto, Kang, Dormammu, Ultron, Apocalypse and Dr. Doom.

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