## CS 112 - Lab 8

Questions

Provide answers (on this sheet) to the questions below, and hand them
to the TAs at the beginning of lab on **Friday, April 11**.

- Given the sample
**input_file**, which method of
probing (linear or quadratic) generates more collisions?

- Given the sample
**input_file**, how many *clusters*
of table entries are generated by each method of probing?

- Given the sample
**input_file**,
what is the size of the largest cluster generated by each method
of probing?

- Given the sample
**input_file**, what is the average number of probes
(theoretically) needed
to successfully lookup a key in the hash table using linear probing? What is
the average number of probes (theoretically) needed in the unsuccessful case?