Thursday, July 18, 2013

What is Bacon Number? Learn Bacon Number with Detailed Explanation with Examples

What is Bacon Number?

The celebrities which have link with "Kevin Bacon" (Hollywood Actor) directly or indirectly known as Bacon Numbers (Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is a variation on "six degrees of separation" which posits that any two people on Earth are, on average, about six acquaintance links apart.)

Detailed Explanation

The Bacon number of an actor or actress is the number of degrees of separation he or she has from Bacon, as defined by the game. This is an application of the Erdős number concept to the Hollywood movie industry. The higher the Bacon number, the farther away from Kevin Bacon the actor is.

The computation of a Bacon number for actor X is a "shortest path" algorithm:

1) Kevin Bacon has a Bacon number of 0.
2) Those actors who have worked directly with Kevin Bacon have a Bacon number of 1.
3) If the lowest Bacon number of any actor with whom X has appeared in a movie is N, X's Bacon number is N + 1.

Here is an example, using Elvis Presley:

Elvis Presley was in Change of Habit (1969) with Edward Asner.

Edward Asner was in JFK (1991) with Kevin Bacon.

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