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Consider the DAG with Consider V = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}, shown below. Which of the following is NOT a topological ordering? 



1 2 3 4 5 6


1 3 2 4 5 6


1 3 2 4 6 5


3 2 4 1 6 5

Answer: (D)


In option D, 1 appears after 2 and 3 which is not possible in Topological Sorting. In the given DAG it is directly visible that there is an outgoing edge from vertex 1 to vertex 2 and 3 hence 2 and 3 cannot come before vertex 1 so clearly option D is an incorrect topological sort. But for questions in which it is not directly visible, we should know how to find a topological sort of a DAG. 


Hence Option(D) is the correct answer.

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