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Ans. Simplest implementation we can have is a List wherein we can place ordered words and hence can perform Binary Search. Other implementation with better search performance is to use HashMap with key as first character of the word and value as a LinkedList. Further level up, we can have linked Hashmaps like , hashmap { a ( key ) > hashmap (keyaa , value (hashmap(keyaaa,value) b ( key ) > hashmap (keyba , value (hashmap(keybaa,value) .................................................................................... z( key ) > hashmap (keyza , value (hashmap(keyzaa,value) } upto n levels ( where n is the average size of the word in dictionary.  
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Ans. In Breadth first algorithm, all the adjacent nodes of the starting node is visited first and then the same rule is followed while moving inwards whereas In Depth first algorithm, all the nodes of a single traversal path are visited first till a cycle or an end is found. For example , given the following entries of adjacent nodes 1,2 1,3 1,6 2,4 2,5 3,6 The Breadth first path would be 1,2,3,6,4,5 and Depth first path would be 1,2,4,5,3,6  
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Ans. public class LinkedList { Node start = null; Node head = null; class Node{ Integer body; Node nextNode; Node(Integer value){ body = value; } } private void insertInMiddle(Integer value){ head = start; if(start == null) { start = new Node(value); head = start; head.nextNode = null; return; } while(head.body < value){ if(head.nextNode == null  head.nextNode.body >= value){ Node newNode = new Node(value); newNode.nextNode = head.nextNode; head.nextNode = newNode; break; } head = head.nextNode; } } private void traverse(){ head = start; while(head != null){ System.out.println(head.body); head = head.nextNode; } } public static void main(String[] args){ LinkedList ll = new LinkedList(); ll.insertInMiddle(5); ll.insertInMiddle(10); ll.insertInMiddle(15); ll.insertInMiddle(7); ll.traverse(); } }  
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Ans. 1. Collection should have an index for random access. 2. Collection should have ordered elements.  
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Ans. int duplicateArray[] = { 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9} Set unique = new HashSet(); for (int i = 0; i < duplicateArray.length; i) { if (unique.contains(duplicateArray[i])) { System.out.println(duplicateArray[i]); } else { unique.add(duplicateArray[i]); } } Complexity O(n) = nHashSet contains and add has O(n) = 1  
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Ans. Binary tree is a tree in which each node has up to two children.Tree is a data structure composed of nodes.Each tree has a root node(not necessary in graph theory). The root node has zero or more child nodes.Each child node has zero or more child nodes, and so on.The tree cannot contain cycles.  
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Ans. public class LinkedList { Node start = null; Node head = null; class Node { Integer body; Node nextNode; Node(Integer value) { body = value; } } private void addNodeToEnd(Integer value) { if (start == null) { start = new Node(value); head = start; head.nextNode = null; return; } while (head.nextNode != null) { head = head.nextNode; } head.nextNode = new Node(value); } private void traverse() { head = start; while (head != null) { System.out.println(head.body); head = head.nextNode; } } public static void main(String[] args) { LinkedList ll = new LinkedList(); ll.addNodeToEnd(5); ll.addNodeToEnd(10); ll.addNodeToEnd(15); ll.traverse(); } }  
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Ans. import java.util.ArrayList; import java.util.Collection; import java.util.HashSet; import java.util.Set; import com.google.common.collect.ArrayListMultimap; import com.google.common.collect.Multimap; public class Graph { private static Multimap<Integer,Integer> adjacentDirectedNodesMap = ArrayListMultimap.create(); private static Set<Integer> alreadyVisited = new HashSet(); static{ adjacentDirectedNodesMap.put(1, 2); adjacentDirectedNodesMap.put(1, 3); adjacentDirectedNodesMap.put(1, 5); adjacentDirectedNodesMap.put(2, 4); adjacentDirectedNodesMap.put(4, 5); } public static void main(String[] args){ ArrayList visited = new ArrayList(); Integer startNode = 1; displayAdjacentNodes(startNode); } private static void displayAdjacentNodes(Integer integer){ if(alreadyVisited.contains(integer)){ return; } alreadyVisited.add(integer); System.out.println(integer); for(Integer adjacentNodes: adjacentDirectedNodesMap.get(integer)){ displayAdjacentNodes(adjacentNodes); } } }  
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Ans. The sorting algorithm is a modified mergesort. This algorithm offers guaranteed n log(n) performance.  
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Ans. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/494830/howtodetermineifalinkedlisthasacycleusingonlytwomemorylocations  
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Ans. http://www.geeksforgeeks.org/findduplicatesinontimeandconstantextraspace/  
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Ans. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travelling_salesman_problem  
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Ans. Please not that all such questions can be easily answered through recursion. Simple recursive implementation could be traverse(root); void traverse(Element element){ if(element.hasNext()){ traverse(element.next()); } else { System.out.println(element); } } but this algo / code lead to endless loop if there is a loop in graph traversal. So you can keep a collection to keep track of which elements have laready been traversed static List<Elements> listOfAlreadyTraversedElements = new ArrayList<Elements>(); main(){ traverse(root); } void traverse(Element element){ if(element.hasNext()){ traverse(element.next()); } else { listOfAlreadyTraversedElements.add(element); System.out.println(element); } }  
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Ans. array is traversed from first element to last element. Here current element is compared with next element. If current element is greater than next element it is swapped.  
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Ans. 1 > 2 > 3 > 6 > 4  > 5  
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Ans. 1 > 2 > 4 > 3 > 5 > 6  
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Ans. It will result in never ending loop  
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Ans. Relational Database uses linear search if we don't query using indices. Performance for linear search is O(n). If indices have been used , relational database uses binary search. Performance for binary search is O(Log n). Casandra uses hash search. Performance for Hash Search is O(1).  
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Ans. public class SelectionSort { public static void main(String[] args){ int a[] = {1,3,4,5,7,8,2,6}; for(int i=0;i<a.length;i++){ for(int j=0;j<i;j++){ if(a[j] > a[j]){ int temporary = a[j]; a[j] = a[i]; a[i] = temporary; } } } for(int i=0;i<a.length;i++){ System.out.println(a[i]); } } }  
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Ans. public class BubbleSort { public static void main(String[] args){ int a[] = {1,3,4,5,7,8,2,6}; for(int i=0;i<a.length1;i++){ for(int j=i;j<a.length;j++){ if(a[j] < a[j]){ int temporary = a[j]; a[j] = a[i]; a[i] = temporary; } } } for(int i=0;i<a.length;i++){ System.out.println(a[i]); } } }  
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