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Self – balancing binary search trees have a much better average-case time complexity than hash tables.

(a) True

(b) False

My question is taken from Binary Trees in chapter Binary Trees of Data Structures & Algorithms I

This question was posed to me in class test.

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Correct choice is (b) False

Easy explanation - For lookup, insertion and deletion hash table take O(1) time in average-case while self – balancing binary search trees takes O(log n). Therefore, hash tables perform better in average-case.

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