Computer Science: An Overview: Global Edition (12th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Algorithms - Section 5.4 - Iterative Structures - Questions & Exercises - Page 244: 5

Answer

It is a waste of time to insist on placing the pivot above an identical entry in the list. For instance, make the proposed change and then try the new program on a list in which all entries are the same.

Work Step by Step

the best answer that why we not want to change the phrase “greater than” in the while statement in Figure to “greater than or equal to.” It is a waste of time to insist on placing the pivot above an identical entry in the list. For instance, make the proposed change and then try the new program on a list in which all entries are the same.
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