# Multiple Choice Questions Related To Testing Knowledge about Time and Space Complexity Of A Program

Who said you that log base 2 of n= log base 10 of n

1- B
2- C
3 B
4- B
5- C
6- C
7 -C
8- C
9 -C
10 -B
11- A
12- C
13 -C
14 -A
15
16 -B
17 -B
18- D
19
20 - B
21-D

I think 17 should be O(n)? Worst case if all the elements are equal to x.

For \log(n) we should write upperbound and lowerbound kind of binary search.

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He is right. \log_2n \ne log_{10}n, but you can certainly say \mathcal O(\log_2n) = \mathcal O(\log_{10}n). Just like how you would say, \mathcal O(2n) = \mathcal O(n). So theoretically speaking, A, B, C all are right for Q12.

If the options were \theta(\log_bn) instead, then only b = 10 will be right.

You are right. If there was such an option, we would choose it. But as there isnât one, consider this:

\log 1 + \log 2 + \log 3 + \cdots + \log n \le \log n + \log n + \log n + \cdots +\log n

Hence,

\mathcal O( \log 1 + \log 2 + \log 3 + \cdots + \log n) = \mathcal O ( \log n + \log n + \log n + \cdots +\log n)
\mathcal O(\log(n!)) = \mathcal O(n\log n)

Or,

\mathcal O(\log(n!)) = \mathcal O(log n^n) = \mathcal O(n \log n)

As the option \mathcal O(n \log n) is available, we choose it. Doesnât mean you are wrong, \mathcal O(\log (n!)) is also right.

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Q1 - B
Q2 - C
Q3 - B
Q4- B
Q5- C
Q6- D
Q7- C
Q8- C
Q9- C
Q10-B
Q11 -A
Q12-C
Q13-C
Q14-B
Q15-B
Q16-B
Q17-C
Q18-D
Q19-B
Q20-B
Q21-C

Well Explaned and correct

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it is n +n/2+2/3+n/3+n/4âŠ+n/n = n(1/1+1/2+1/3+âŠ+1/n) = nlogn
in bracket, there is a harmonic series which converges to logn.
so, nlogn should be the ans.

How did you arrive at option B for ques 17? I got C. Could you please explain?

• List item
question option
Q1 B
Q2 C
Q3 D
Q4 B
Q5 C
Q6 C
Q7 C
Q8 C
Q9 C
Q10 B
Q11 A
Q12 D
Q13 C
Q14 B
Q15 C
Q16 B
Q17 B
Q18 D
Q19 B
Q20 B
Q21 C

O(n)

Answer to the 6th qs would be O((nm) + n) which ofc is O(n*m)âŠright? That plus n factor because even the outer loop contains statements that would be executedâŠright?

1 B
2 C
3 B
4 B
5 C
6 D
7 C
8 C
9 C
10 B
11 A
12 C
13 C
14 B
15 C (No idea, guessed)
16 B
17 B
18 D
19 B
20 B
21 C

It is known as Optimized Ecliudean Algorithm, it is a recursive function which finds the mod of the second term( greater term) by smaller term which results in O(log n) time, that is the reason it swaps the terms if a<b in the first condition, so the we donât have to subtract repeatedly to find the gcd.

1 (B)
3 (A)
4 (B)
6 (D)
10 (B)
11 (A)
14 (B)
15 (B)
16 (B)
17 (B)
18 (D)
20 (D)

1. O(nlogn)
2. O(n**2)
3. O(logn)
4. O(n**2)
5. O(n+m)
6. O(n*m)
7. O(n**2)
8. O(n**2)]
9. O(n**2)
10. O(nmk)
11. O (log n)
12. O(log 10 n)
13. O(m log n)
14. O(log m log n)
15. O(log n)
16. O(log n)
17. O(log n)
18. O(2**n)
19. O(log n)
20.O(n**2)
20. O(nlogn)

O(n logn)

1 b
2 c
3 b
4 b
5 c
6 d
7 c
8 c
9 c
10 b
11 a
12 c
13 c
14 b
15 b
16 b
17 c
18 d
19 b
20 b
21 a

can you explain q-6 and q-19?

1-B
2-C
3-B
4-B
5-C
6-D
7-C
8-C
9-C
10-B
11-A
12-C
13-C(guess)
14-B
15-A(guess)
16-B
17-B(guess)
18-D
19-(no idea)
20-D
21-C

def f():
ans = 0
for i = 1 to n:
for j = i; j <= n; j += i:
ans += 1
print(ans)
u jst see the first for loop which is giving O(n) now see the second one it is like log(n) because we are adding value of i to j after every iteration of j ,
now, we know if there is a loop within a loop we simply multiply , that is why answer is O(n logn).