Questions & Answers of Asymptotic Worst Case Time and Space Complexity

Question No. 4

Consider the following function from positive integers to real numbers:

                        $\style{font-family:'Times New Roman'}{10,\;\sqrt n,\;n,\;\log_2n,\;\frac{100}n.}$

The CORRECT arrangement of the above functions in increasing  order of asymptotic complexity is:

Question No. 103

Match the algorithms with their time complexities:

Algorithm Time complexity
(P) Towers of Hanoi with n disks (i)$\style{font-family:'Times New Roman'}{\Theta(n^2)}$
(Q) Binary search given n stored numbers (ii)$\style{font-family:'Times New Roman'}{\Theta(n\;\log\;n)}$
(R) Heap sort given n numbers at the worst case (iii)$\style{font-family:'Times New Roman'}{\Theta(2^n)}$
(S) Addition of two n$\style{font-family:'Times New Roman'}\times$n matrices (iv)$\style{font-family:'Times New Roman'}{\Theta(\log\;n)}$

Question No. 138

Consider the following C function

int. fun( {
         int i, j;
         for(i = 1; i<= n; i++) {
                 for(j=1; j<n; j += i) {
                       printf(" %d %d",i,j);
Time complexity of fun in terms of $\theta$ notation is

Question No. 23

The worst case running times of Insertion sort, Merge sort and Quick sort, respectively, are:

Question No. 38

Consider the following C program segment.
while(first <= last)
    if(array[middle] < search)
       first = middle + 1;
    else if (array[middle] = = search)
              found = TRUE;
    else last = middle – 1;
    middle = (first + last)/2;
if (first > last) notPresent = TRUE;

The cyclomatic complexity of the program segment is ______.

Question No. 60

An   algorithm   performs   (log N)1/2   find   operations,  N insert   operations,   (log N)1/2  delete operations, and (log N)1/2 decrease-key operations on a set of data items with keys drawn form a linearly ordered set. For a delete operation, a pointer is provided to the record that must be deleted. For the decrease-key operation, a pointer is provided to the record that has its key decreased. Which one of the following data structures is the most suited for the algorithm to use, if the goal is to achieve the best asymptotic complexity considering all the operations?

Question No. 64

Consider the following C function.
int fun1 (int n){
      int i, j, k, p, q = 0;
      for (i = 1; i < n; ++i) {
            p = 0;
           for(j = n; j > 1; j = j/2)
           for(k =1; k < p; k = k*2)
      return q;

Which one of the following most closely approximates the return value of the function fun1?

Question No. 116

An unordered list contains n distinct elements. The number of comparisons to find an element in this list that is neither maximum nor minimum is

Question No. 263

Suppose c=c[0], ... , c[k-1] is an array of length k, where all the entries are from the set {0, 1}. For any positive integers a and n, consider the following pseudocode.

z ← 1
for i ← 0 to k – 1
    do zz2mod n
    if c[i] = 1
        then z ← (z $\times$ a) mod n
    return z

If k = 4, c = <1, 0, 1, 1>, a = 2 and n = 8, then the output of DOSOMETHING (c, a, n) is _________.

Question No. 264

Let f(n) = n and g(n) = n(1+sin n), where n is a positive integer. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

I. f(n) = O(g(n))
II. f(n) = Ω(g(n))

Question No. 31

Consider the following function:
int unknown(int n){
int i, j, k=0;
for (i=n/2; i<=n; i++)
for (j=2; j<=n; j=j*2)
k = k + n/2;
return (k);

The return value of the function is

Question No. 37

Which of the given options provides the increasing order of asymptotic complexity of functions f1,f2,f3, and f4?

f1n=2n    f2n=n32  f3n=nlog2n  f4n=nlog2n

Question No. 12

Two alternative packages A and B are available for processing a database having 10k records. Package A requires 0.0001n2 time units and package B requires 10nlog10n time units to process n records. What is the smallest value of k for which package B will be preferred over A?

Question No. 11

What is the number of swaps required to sort n elements using selection sort, in the worst case?

Question No. 39

Consider the following functions:
f(n) = 2n
g(n) = n!
h(n) = nlogn

Which of the following statements about the asymptotic behaviour of f(n), g(n), and h(n) is true?