GATE | GATE-CS-2015 (Set 3) | Question 37

Assume that a mergesort algorithm in the worst case takes 30 seconds for an input of size 64. Which of the following most closely approximates the maximum input size of a problem that can be solved in 6 minutes?
(A) 256
(B) 512
(C) 1024
(D) 2048


Answer: (B)

Explanation:

Time complexity of merge sort is Θ(nLogn)

c*64Log64 is 30
c*64*6 is 30
c is 5/64

For time 6 minutes

5/64*nLogn = 6*60

nLogn = 72*64 = 512 * 9

n = 512. 


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