GATE | GATE 2017 MOCK II | Question 15

Consider the C code Below.

void function(int n)
    if (n == 1) 
    for (int i = 0; i<n; i++)
        for (int j = 1; j< = n; j++)

Which of the following is the tightest upper bound on time complexity of above function.

(A) O(n2)
(B) O(n)
(C) O(n log n)
(D) O(1)

Answer: (B)

Explanation: Important observation is Break statement terminates the innermost loop.
So “*” is printed only n times.

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