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What is meant by the Pigeonhole principle?

What is meant by the Pigeonhole principle?

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Ritvik Gautam
85 Points
11 years ago

In mathematics and computer science, the pigeonhole principle states that if n items are put into m pigeonholes with n > m, then at least one pigeonhole must contain more than one item.

Mir Noaman Ali IIT-Roorkee
57 Points
11 years ago

IF N ITEMS ARE TO BE PLACED IN M PIGEON HOLES WITH EVERY PIGEON HOLE BEING OCCUPIED AND N> M THEN ATLEAST 1 PIGEON HOLE MUST CONTAIN MORE THAN 1 ITEM

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