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Let Σ = {a, b}. Given words u, v ∈ Σ*  , we say that v extends u if v is of the form xuy for some x, y ∈ Σ*  . Given a fixed word u, we are interested in identifying whether a finite state automaton accepts some word that extends u.

Describe an algorithm that takes as input a finite state automaton (DFA or NFA) A over Σ = {a, b} and a word u ∈ Σ*  and reports “Yes” if some word in the language of A extends u and “No” if no word in the language of A extends u.

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