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In quadratic probing, if the table size is prime, a new element cannot be inserted if the table is half full.

(a) True

(b) False

The above asked question is from Hash Tables in portion Hash Tables of Data Structures & Algorithms I

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The correct answer is (b) False

The best explanation: In quadratic probing, if the table size is prime, we can insert a new element even though table is exactly half filled. We can’t insert element if table size is more than half filled.

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