Hi,

i guess this is an easy one , but since i'm not a mathematician ....

Let a[i..j] and b[p..q] be two substring and let |a[i..j]| and |b[p..q]| be their lengths

How would i formally define : a pair (a[i..j],b[p..q]) is the minimal pair of substrings between all (a,b) substring pairs from 1 to 100 such that |b[p..q]|-|a[i..j]|=5.

my attempt :

$\displaystyle (a[i..j],b[p..q]) = min\{(a[i..j],b[p..q]) , from 1 to 100 : |b[p..q]|-|a[i..j]|=5\}$

does it say the same thing as in the sentence?

thnx

baxy