1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I have a whole two courseworks on Genetic Algorithms, but we have been shown no examples. I am stumped! 1. A function f is set to depend on ﬁve variables x1, . . . , x5 where x1 can take 2 diﬀerent values, x2 can take 8 diﬀerent values and x3, x4, x5 each take 4 diﬀerent values. Design a minimal binary coding for x1, . . . , x5, i.e. what would a chromosome look like which encodes these ﬁve numbers? What is the maximal number of settings represented by chromosomes coded this way? What is the number of schemata in this encoding? This is the very first question. 2. Relevant equations Nothing, sorry! 3. The attempt at a solution I wish I knew where to begin!