I am given a sequential algorithm that does a routine search
on an unordered list. N = 20.
The probability that the value x does NOT appear in the list
is exactly 60%, and the probability that x DOES appear is 40%.
The 3 questions that I could not get were:
A) What is the avg number of element comparisons performed
when n = 20 and x does NOT appear in the List.
(my answer was 20, is this correct?)
B) What is the avg number of element comparisons peformed
when n = 20 and x DOES appear in the list?
C) What is the avg number of element comparisons performed
when n = 20. This should be a single number answer they said.