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In hash tables, how many traversal of links does a successful search require?

(a) 1+⅄

(b) 1+⅄^2

(c) 1+ (⅄/2)

(d) ⅄^3

My query is from Hash Tables topic in portion Hash Tables of Data Structures & Algorithms I

I had been asked this question by my school principal while I was bunking the class.

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Right option is (c) 1+ (⅄/2)

Explanation: A successful search requires about 1+ (⅄/2) links to be traversed. There is a guarantee that at least one link must be traversed.

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