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What is the worst case analysis of shell sort using Shell’s increments?

(a) O(N)

(b) O(N^2)

(c) O(N^1/2)

(d) O(N^3/2)

I got this question in semester exam.

This key question is from Shell sort in chapter Sorting of Data Structures & Algorithms II

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Right option is (b) O(N^2)

The explanation is: The worst case analysis is mathematically found to be O(N^2). The proof is rather complicated.

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