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Which among the following is the best technique to handle collision?

(a) Quadratic probing

(b) Linear probing

(c) Double hashing

(d) Separate chaining

This question is from Hash Tables topic in division Hash Tables of Data Structures & Algorithms I

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The correct answer is (a) Quadratic probing

Easy explanation - Quadratic probing handles primary collision occurring in the linear probing method. Although secondary collision occurs in quadratic probing, it can be removed by extra multiplications and divisions.

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