Which of the following is used in hash tables to determine the index of any input record?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 4 weeks ago

Which of the following is used in hash tables to determine the index of any input record?
 
(a) hash function
 
(b) hash linked list
 
(c) hash tree
 
(d) hash chaining
 
Query is from Hash Tables in division Hash Tables of Data Structures & Algorithms I
 
This question was posed to me in semester exam.

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 4 weeks ago

Right option is (a) hash function
 
Easiest explanation – Hash table is an example of a data structure that is built for fast access of elements. Hash functions are used to determine the index of any input record in a hash table.