+1 vote
in Data Structures & Algorithms I by (111k points)
While evaluating a postfix expression, when an operator is encountered, what is the correct operation to be performed?

(a) push it directly on to the stack

(b) pop 2 operands, evaluate them and push the result on to the stack

(c) pop the entire stack

(d) ignore the operator

This question is from Application of Stacks topic in section Application of Stacks of Data Structures & Algorithms I

I had been asked this question in homework.

1 Answer

+2 votes
by (506k points)
selected by
Best answer
Right choice is (b) pop 2 operands, evaluate them and push the result on to the stack

The explanation is: When an operator is encountered, the first two operands are popped from the stack, they are evaluated and the result is pushed into the stack.

Related questions

Welcome to TalkJarvis QnA, a question-answer community website for the people by the people. On TalkJarvis QnA you can ask your doubts, curiosity, questions and whatever going in your mind either related to studies or others. Experts and people from different fields will answer.

Most popular tags

biology – class 12 biology – class 11 construction & building materials chemistry – class 12 electronic devices & circuits network theory data structures & algorithms ii cell biology ic engine insurance finance money computational fluid dynamics engineering physics i discrete mathematics chemistry – class 11 aerodynamics casting-forming-welding i engineering mathematics operating system casting-forming-welding ii engineering drawing mysql engineering geology digital circuits wireless mobile energy management electrical measurements digital communications cyber security analytical instrumentation embedded systems electric drives cytogenetics computer fundamentals life sciences basic civil engineering advanced machining iot design of electrical machines physics – class 12 applied chemistry dairy engineering basic chemical engineering cloud computing microprocessor bioinformatics aircraft design aircraft maintenance software engineering drug biotechnology digital signal processing biochemistry data structures & algorithms i automotive engine design avionics engineering material & metallurgy energy engineering cognitive radio unix electrical machines biomedical instrumentation object oriented programming electromagnetic theory power electronics analog communications bioprocess engineering civil engineering drawing engineering metrology physics – class 11 mathematics – class 12 engineering chemistry i basic electrical engineering unit processes mongodb signals and systems cryptograph & network security hadoop mathematics – class 11 engineering physics ii html control systems engineering mechanics antennas analog circuits computer network java sql server javascript concrete technology chemical process calculation artificial intelligence design of steel structures c++ database management computer architecture engineering chemistry ii corrosion engineering chemical technology dc machines