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Which of the following is used in hash tables to determine the index of any input record?

(a) hash function

(b) hash linked list

(c) hash tree

(d) hash chaining

Query is from Hash Tables in division Hash Tables of Data Structures & Algorithms I

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Right option is (a) hash function

Easiest explanation - Hash table is an example of a data structure that is built for fast access of elements. Hash functions are used to determine the index of any input record in a hash table.

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