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Prove that the second smallest of n elements can be found with n + cieling(log n) - 2 comparisons in the worst case.

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Efficiency of algorithm is demonstrated.

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Algorithm Efficiency: Example Problems

Please help with these 2 problems in algorithm efficiency. View attached file.

1. Rank the terms of the following function according to their order of growth. Give explanation.

2. Consider the following algorithm where n is a positive integer.

What is the efficiency class of this algorithm? Show your reasoning.

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