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What is the least number of comparison needed to find the 2nd smallest out of them?

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You have 64 numbers. What is the least number of comparison needed to find the 2nd smallest out of them?

posted May 27, 2014 by anonymous

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can be found using tournament method, answer is n+logn -2
i.e.,
68 comparisons needed.

answer Dec 19, 2014 by Shashi Kant



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