## How many types of greedy algorithms are there?

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There are two greedy algorithms we could propose to solve this. One has a rule that selects the item with the largest price at each step, and the other has a rule that selects the smallest sized item at each step. Largest-price Algorithm: At the first step, we take the laptop.

## What are the examples of greedy algorithm?

Examples of Greedy Algorithms

- Prim’s Minimal Spanning Tree Algorithm.
- Travelling Salesman Problem.
- Graph – Map Coloring.
- Kruskal’s Minimal Spanning Tree Algorithm.
- Dijkstra’s Minimal Spanning Tree Algorithm.
- Graph – Vertex Cover.
- Knapsack Problem.
- Job Scheduling Problem.

**What are greedy algorithms What are their characteristics?**

Greedy Algorithms works step-by-step, and always chooses the steps which provide immediate profit/benefit. It chooses the “locally optimal solution”, without thinking about future consequences. Greedy algorithms may not always lead to the optimal global solution, because it does not consider the entire data.

**What is pure greedy algorithm?**

Greedy is an algorithmic paradigm that builds up a solution piece by piece, always choosing the next piece that offers the most obvious and immediate benefit. So the problems where choosing locally optimal also leads to global solution are best fit for Greedy.

### Which is better Bellman-Ford or Dijkstra?

The only difference is that Dijkstra’s algorithm cannot handle negative edge weights which Bellman-ford handles. And bellman-ford also tells us whether the graph contains negative cycle. If graph doesn’t contain negative edges then Dijkstra’s is always better.

### What are the characteristics of a greedy algorithm?

– Greedy approach is easy to implement. – Typically have less time complexities. – Greedy algorithms can be used for optimization purposes or finding close to optimization in case of NP Hard problems.

**What are the best applications of greedy algorithm?**

Minimum spanning tree (Minimization) – Prim’s and Kruskal Algorithms

**How to prove greedy algorithm is correct?**

Brute Force

## What is meant by greedy algorithm?

Greedy algorithm is a problem-solving strategy that makes locally optimal decisions at each stage in the hopes of achieving a globally optimum solution. This simple, intuitive algorithm can be applied to solve any optimization problem which requires the maximum or minimum optimum result.