I have been assigned a project to solve the N-Queens problem. Here is the problem page: http://www.cs.pitt.edu/~aronis/cs044...-n-queens.html

I have half of the task done; my program solves the solutions without pruning. However, I haven't the slightest idea what "pruning" is in this case. I've Googled the term and all I get are ambiguous, unhelpful results.

Thanks

(BTW, this is my first post here :p)