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If comparison based sorting algorithm is used construct the suffix array, then what will be time required to construct the suffix array?

(a) O(nlogn)

(b) O(n^2)

(c) O(n^2logn)

(d) O(n^2) + O(logn)

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Correct choice is (c) O(n^2logn)

Easy explanation - On average comparison based sorting algorithms require O(nlogn) comparisons. But comparing a suffix takes O(n). So, overall time to construct the suffix array will be O(nlogn) * O(n) = O(n^2logn).

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