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Introduction to Algorithms October 23, 2006 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 6.046J/18.410J Professors Erik Demaine and Madhu Sudan Problem Set 5 Problem Set 5 This problem set is due in lecture on Monday, October 30, 2006. The homework lab for this problem set will be held 2–4 P . M . on Sunday, October 29, 2006, in room 32-124. Reading: Chapter 14 and Skip List Lecture Notes. Both exercises and problems should be solved, but only the problems should be turned in. Exercises are intended to help you master the course material. Even though you should not turn in the exercise solutions, you are responsible for material covered in the exercises. Mark the top of each sheet with your name, the course number, the problem number, your recitation section, the date and the names of any students with whom you collaborated. Please staple and turn in your solutions on 3-hole punched paper . You will often be called upon to “give an algorithm” to solve a certain problem. Your write-up should take the form of a short essay. A topic paragraph should summarize the problem you are solving and what your results are. The body of the essay should provide the following: 1. A description of the algorithm in English and, if helpful, pseudo-code. 2. At least one worked example or diagram to show more precisely how your algorithm works.
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