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# Algorithms | NP Complete | Question 4

The problem 3-SAT and 2-SAT are

(A)

both in P

(B)

both NP complete

(C)

NP-complete and in P respectively

(D)

undecidable and NP-complete respectively

Explanation:

The Boolean satisfiability problem (SAT) is a decision problem, whose instance is a Boolean expression written using only AND, OR, NOT, variables, and parentheses.

The problem is: given the expression, is there some assignment of TRUE and FALSE values to the variables that will make the entire expression true?

A formula of propositional logic is said to be satisfactory if logical values can be assigned to its variables to make the formula true. 3-SAT and 2-SAT are special cases of k-satisfiability (k-SAT) or simply satisfiability (SAT) when each clause contains exactly k = 3 and k = 2 literals respectively. 2-SAT is P while 3-SAT is NP-Complete.

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