CS210a Data Structures and Algorithms Assignment 3


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1. (2 marks) Consider a hash table of size M = 7 where we are going to store integer key values. The
hash function is h(k) = k mod 7. Draw the table that results after inserting, in the given order,
the following key values: 18, 11, 12, 47, 22. Assume that collisions are handled by separate chaining.
2. (2 marks) Show the result of the previous exercise, assuming collisions are handled by linear probing.
3. (2 marks) Repeat exercise (1) assuming collisions are handled by double hashing, using secondary
hash function h

(k) = 5 − (k mod 5).
4. (3.5 marks) Consider the following algorithm.
Algorithm foo(n)
if n = 0 then return 1
else {
x ← 0
for i ← 1 to n do x ← x + x/i
x ← x + foo(n − 1)
return x
The time complexity of this algorithm is given by the following recurrence equation:
f(0) = c1
f(n) = f(n − 1) + c2n + c3, for n > 0
where c1, c2, and c3 are constants. Solve the recurrence equation and give the value of f(n) and its
order using big-Oh notation. You must explain how you solved the recurrence equation.
5.(i) (7 marks) Write in pseudocode an algorithm maxValue(r) that receives as input the root r of a tree
(not necessarily binary) in which every node stores an integer value and it outputs the largest value
stored in the nodes of the tree. For example, for the following tree the algorithm must output the value
4 −4
3 −7 7
For a node v use v.value to denote the value stored in v; v.isLeaf has value true if node v is a leaf
and it has value false otherwise. To access the children of a node v use the following pseudocode:
for each child c of v do
5.(ii) (3.5 marks) Compute the worst case time complexity of your algorithm as a function of the total
number n of nodes in the tree. You must
• explain how you computed the time complexity
• give the order of the time complexity of the algorithm