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GATE | GATE-CS-2015 (Set 1) | Question 16
  • Last Updated : 19 Feb, 2015

Match the following

A. Prim’s algorithm for minimum spanning tree
B. Floyd-Warshall algorithm for all pairs shortest paths
C. Mergesort
D. Hamiltonian circuit
1. Backtracking
2. Greed method
3. Dynamic programming
4. Divide and conquer
    A B C D
(a) 3 2 4 1
(b) 1 2 4 3
(c) 2 3 4 1
(d) 2 1 3 4 

(A) a
(B) b
(C) c
(D) d

Answer: (C)

Explanation: Prim’s Algorithm is a greedy algorithm where greedy choice is to pick minimum weight edge from cut that divides already picked vertices and vertices yet to be picked.

Floyd-Warshall algorithm for all pairs shortest paths is a Dynamic Programming algorithm where we keep updating the distance matrix in bottom up manner.

Merge Sort
is clearly divide and conquer which follows all steps of divide and conquer. It first divides the array in two halves, then conquer the two halves and finally combines the conquered results.

Hamiltonian circuit is a NP complete problem, that can be solved using Backtracking

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