ISRO | ISRO CS 2020 | Question 2

Of the following sort algorithms, which has execution time that is least dependent on initial ordering of the input ?
(A) Insertion sort
(B) Quick sort
(C) Merge sort
(D) Selection sort


Answer: (C)

Explanation:

  • Insertion Sort gives best case if initial input is already sorted.
  • Quick Sort gives worst case if initial input is already sorted.
  • Selection Sort gives least number of swaps if initial input is already sorted.
  • Merge sort never depend on its initial order of input, does not matter what is input, it always takes O(n log n) time.

So, option (C) is correct.


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