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Are NP-Hard problems Semi decidable or Decidable or not even semidecidable?

I know NP class is decidable as there is polynomial time NTM.But in the following figure in case there are some NP hard problems that are lying outside of NP.Problems which are NP-hard but not NPC.Can these also be solved in polynomial time by NTM?

asked in Theory of Computation by Boss (24.3k points) | 121 views
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NPC is decidable

$NP Hard\preceq NPC$

So, NP Hard is atmost as hard as NPC

NP hard decidable

As, Undecidable is superset of decidable

NP Hard cannot be undecidable

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Problems which are NP-hard but not NPC.Can these also be solved in polynomial time by NTM?

Of course "NO", because then these problems will be in NP and hence NPC. 

https://gatecse.in/p-np-np-complete-np-hard/

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ok, then some NP hard problem cannot be reduced to NPC or NP?
then what those NP Hard mean?
why term NP came before those NP Hard problem?
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yes, some NP-hard problems cannot be reduced to a NP problem or otherwise NP-hard = NPC. i.e., if you reduce any NP-hard problem to a NP problem, that problem now becomes NPC. It is all given in the definitions of NP,NPC and NP-hard - yes some by-heart required here and then you can think logically.


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