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Algorithms | Sorting | Question 6
  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 02 Feb, 2013

Consider a situation where swap operation is very costly. Which of the following sorting algorithms should be preferred so that the number of swap operations are minimized in general?
(A) Heap Sort
(B) Selection Sort
(C) Insertion Sort
(D) Merge Sort

Answer: (B)


Selection sort makes O(n) swaps which is minimum among all sorting algorithms mentioned above.

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