# Shortest path problem

## Computational problem of graph theory / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

#### Dear Wikiwand AI, let's keep it short by simply answering these key questions:

Can you list the top facts and stats about Shortest path problem?

Summarize this article for a 10 years old

SHOW ALL QUESTIONS

In graph theory, the **shortest path problem** is the problem of finding a path between two vertices (or nodes) in a graph such that the sum of the weights of its constituent edges is minimized.

Computational problem of graph theory

The problem of finding the shortest path between two intersections on a road map may be modeled as a special case of the shortest path problem in graphs, where the vertices correspond to intersections and the edges correspond to road segments, each weighted by the length of the segment.