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Given a CFG and a string, what is the relation between the number of leftmost derivations, the number of rightmost derivations and the number of parse trees?

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For any string of a given CFG, Number of Left most Derivations = Number of right most derivations = Number of parse trees.

For any unambiguous grammar,

#LMD = #RMD = #Parse tree = 1

For ambiguous grammar,

#LMD = #RMD <= #Parse tree
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@atulcse For an unambiguous grammar every string produced by it will have 1 parse tree. But for a given string many grammars may produce it and some of them can be ambiguous too. If that grammar is ambiguous so there will exist more than 1 parse tree for that given string according to that ambiguous grammar production rules.

A grammar is ambiguous if either 2 or more parse trees/ 2 or more LMD / 2 or more RMD can be made for that grammar. So @adad20 you are right.

For a given string and some ambiguous grammar producing it,  is #LMD = #RMD always true?

I don’t know about any such relations :(

May refer this, though not sure : https://gateoverflow.in/168440/Derivations

bro one more thing I want to to add
if I say
Unambigous grammer has same LMD and RMD  , it is false
it can be but for unambigous grammer parse tree should be same.

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