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Which of the following are useful in proving a language to be regular?

  1. Myhill-Nerode theorem
  2. Pumping lemma
  3. Drawing an NFA
  4. Forming a regular expression

(A) All of these

(B) 1, 3 and 4 only

(C) 2, 3 and 4 only

(D) 3 and 4 only

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(B)1, 3 and 4 only

As from the given options, Myhill-Nerode theorem is useful by providing necessary and sufficient condition for proving that a language regular. Pumping lemma is often used to prove that a language is non-regular. Drawing an NFA can be useful to prove a language is regular. Forming a regular expression can also help us prove if it is a regular language


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all options are right
No. Pumping lemma cannot say if a language is regular. If pumping lemma is violated, it can say a language is not regular. But if pumping lemma is satisfied, it doesn't mean language is regular.

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