What is the correct notation for a load factor?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 1 month ago

What is the correct notation for a load factor?
 
(a) Ω
 
(b) ∞
 
(c) ∑
 
(d) ⅄
 
The query is from Hash Tables topic in division Hash Tables of Data Structures & Algorithms I
 
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Editor">Editor Staff answered 1 month ago

The correct option is (d) ⅄
 
Easy explanation – In general, load factor is denoted as ⅄. In separate chaining method, load factor is maintained as 1.0.