Enter both numbers a and b into the calculator to determine the sum, and this calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

## Diamond Problem Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the sum of two numbers in a diamond problem:

Sum = frac{a + b}{2}

Variables:

- Sum is the sum of the two numbers
- a is one of the numbers in the diamond problem
- b is the other number in the diamond problem

To calculate the sum of two numbers in a diamond problem, add the two numbers together and divide the result by 2.

## What is a Diamond Problem?

The Diamond Problem is a term used in computer science, specifically in object-oriented programming, to describe an ambiguity that arises when a class inherits from two or more classes that have a common superclass. This problem is named as such because the class inheritance diagram resembles a diamond shape. The issue arises when a method is invoked and it is unclear which parent class’s method should be accessed, leading to potential confusion and unexpected results. This problem is particularly prevalent in languages that support multiple inheritance, such as C++. Some languages, like Java, avoid the Diamond Problem by not supporting multiple inheritance, while others, like Python, provide explicit ways to control the order of inheritance and thus avoid the ambiguity.

## How to Calculate Diamond Problem?

The following steps outline how to solve a Diamond Problem:

- First, identify the two numbers that form the top and bottom of the diamond.
- Next, multiply the two numbers together to find the product.
- Then, find two numbers that multiply to give the product and add up to the number in the middle of the diamond.
- Finally, write the two numbers found in the previous step as the left and right sides of the diamond.

**Example Problem:**

Let’s solve the following Diamond Problem:

Product: 24

Sum: 10

Step 1: Identify the top and bottom numbers.

Top: ?

Bottom: ?

Step 2: Multiply the top and bottom numbers to find the product.

? x ? = 24

Step 3: Find two numbers that multiply to give the product and add up to the sum.

2 x 12 = 24

2 + 12 = 14

Step 4: Write the two numbers as the left and right sides of the diamond.

2 | 12