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What is the load factor for an open addressing technique?

(a) 1

(b) 0.5

(c) 1.5

(d) 0

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Right answer is (b) 0.5

The best explanation: The load factor for an open addressing technique should be 0.5. For separate chaining technique, the load factor is 1.

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