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Of the following given options, which one of the following does not provides an optimal solution for 8-queens problem?

(a) (5,3,8,4,7,1,6,2)

(b) (1,6,3,8,3,2,4,7)

(c) (4,1,5,8,6,3,7,2)

(d) (6,2,7,1,4,8,5,3)

I got this question by my school principal while I was bunking the class.

My question is based upon Backtracking in portion Backtracking of Data Structures & Algorithms II

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Correct choice is (b) (1,6,3,8,3,2,4,7)

Best explanation: The following given options for optimal solutions of 8-queens problem, (1,6,3,8,3,2,4,7) does not provide an optimal solution.

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