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  Q1. What is Comparable Interface?Core Java
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Ans. It is used to sort collections and arrays of objects using the collections.sort() and java.utils. The objects of the class implementing the Comparable interface can be ordered.

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 Q2. How TreeMap orders the elements if the Key is a String ?
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Ans. As String implements Comparable, It refers to the String compareTo method to identify the order relationship among those elements.

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 Q3. Can we add heterogeneous elements into TreeMap ?
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Ans. No, Sorted collections don't allow addition of heterogeneous elements as they are not comparable.

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 Q4. Will it create any problem if We add elements with key as user defined object into the TreeMap ?
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Ans. It won't create any problem if the objects are comparable i.e we have that class implementing Comparable interface.

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 Q5. Where do we generally use comparable interface ?Core Java2016-08-09 10:02:01

Ans. Implementing Comparable interface means that the elements of the class are comparable i.e the class provides the implementation of compareTo method that would help comparing the elements.

This is usually required if we are planning to sort elements of a collection, If compareTo method is not defined , the sorting class / method could never understand a way to compare its elements in order to sort them.

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