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By implementing separate chaining using list head we can reduce the number of collisions drastically.

(a) True

(b) False

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Correct answer is (b) False

Easy explanation - Collision is caused when a hash function returns repeated values. So collisions can be reduced by developing a better hash function. Whereas separate chaining using list head is a collision handling technique so it has no relation with a number of collisions taking place.

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