- Consider using the number of generations as a measure to establish

the speed of an EA. Compare the use of this measure with using the number of fitness evaluations.

- Provide the derivation for Equation 9.1 which gives the number of independent runs needed to find a solution by generation i with a probability of z
- Design a crossover operator that generalises one point crossover

for an arbitrary number of parents. Make an experimental plan to assess the value of this operator within a GA on 3-SAT problems. Do not forget to include tests with respect to the number of parents.
- Carry out the plan you made above and report on your findings.

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