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What will be the best case time complexity of merge sort?

(a) O(n log n)

(b) O(n^2)

(c) O(n^2 log n)

(d) O(n log n^2)

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Correct answer is (a) O(n log n)

For explanation: The time complexity of merge sort is not affected in any case as its algorithm has to implement the same number of steps. So its time complexity remains to be O(n log n) even in the best case.

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