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What is the table size when the value of p is 7 in multiplication method of creating hash functions?

(a) 14

(b) 128

(c) 49

(d) 127

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Correct choice is (b) 128

To explain: In multiplication method of creating hash functions the table size can be taken in integral powers of 2.

  m = 2^p

  m= 2^7

  m = 128.

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