What is the advantage of a hash table as a data structure?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 4 weeks ago

What is the advantage of a hash table as a data structure?
 
(a) faster access of data
 
(b) easy to implement
 
(c) very efficient for less number of entries
 
(d) exhibit good locality of reference
 
My enquiry is from Hash Tables topic in chapter Hash Tables of Data Structures & Algorithms I
 
The question was asked in homework.

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Editor">Editor Staff answered 4 weeks ago

Right choice is (a) faster access of data
 
Explanation: Hash table is a data structure that has an advantage that it allows fast access of elements. Hash functions are used to determine the index of any input record in a hash table.