# I can verify solutions to my problem in polynomial time, how would a non-deterministic algorithm arrive to a solution if it always takes \$2^n\$ bits? Decision Problem: Given integers as inputs for $$K$$ and $$M$$. Is the sum of $$2^k$$ + $$M$$ a $$prime$$?

## Verifier

``m = int(input('Enter integer for M: ')) sum_of_2**K+M=int(input('enter the sum of 2^k+m: '))  if AKS.sum_of_2**K+M == True:    # Powers of 2 can be verified in O(N) time   # make sure there is all 0-bits after the 1st ONE-bit      # Use difference to verify problem    if sum_of_2**K+M - (M) is a power_of_2:     OUTPUT Solution Verified ``

The powers of 2 have approximately $$2^n$$ digits. Consider $$2^k$$ where $$K$$ = 100000. Compare the amount of digits in $$K$$ to the amount of digits in it’s solution! Also take note that the powers of 2 have $$2^n$$ bits as its 0-bit Unary essentially for the exponent $$n$$.

## Question

How would a non-deterministic machine solve this problem in polynomial time? Posted on Categories proxies