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$T(n) = 2 T(n - 1) + n$

evaluates to?

Can anyone solve it by substitution method?

Given answer 

$T(n) = 2^{n+1} - (n+2)$


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What I think is that if you try to somehow convert the expression you are getting into the given answer it's not easy and not obvious. The question seems like selection and elimination type. If you have four options then successively find out values, say upto T(5), and see which option's result is matching with your result.

There will be a way to adjust the expression by adding or subtracting some terms to get the answer but it will be cubersome.

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First see the procedure how to solve these type of questions below :-

Source :- Kenneth H. Rosen

Now, We can write the given Linear Non-Homogeneous Recurrence Relation as :-

$a_{n} - 2a_{n-1} = n$

Now, Characteristic Equation will be :-

$\alpha ^{n} - 2\alpha ^{n-1} = 0$

So, $\alpha = 2$

So, Solution of the associated homogeneous equation will be :- $a_{n}^{(h)} = c2^{n}$ where '$c$' is arbitrary constant.

Now, Let, Particular Solution is :- $a_{n}^{(p)} = P_0{n} + P_1$ where $P_0$ and $P_1$ are constant.

Now, $a_{n}^{(p)}$ will satisfy the given recurrence. So, It becomes,

$P_0*n + P_1 = 2(P_0(n-1)+P_1) + n$

After comparing coefficients , $P_0 =-1 $ and $P_1 =-2 $

So, $a_{n}^{(p)} = -{n} -2 $

Now, Solution of the given Recurrence is given by :-

$a_n = a_{n}^{(h)}+a_{n}^{(p)}$

$\Rightarrow$ $a_n = c2^{n}  -{n} -2$

Since, $a_1=1$ , So, $c=2$

So, $a_n = 2*2^{n}  -{n} -2$

$\Rightarrow$ $a_n = 2^{n+1}  -({n} +2)$

by Boss (15.9k points)
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put any value in question and answer....if they match then correct solution


otherwise solve with substitution method... then you will get the answer

by (93 points)
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The answer should be approx O(n 2^n). Yours answer comes only O(2^n).... Which is wrong for sure.
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