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Suppose $c = \langle c[0], \dots, c[k-1]\rangle$ is an array of length $k$, where all the entries are from the set $\{0, 1\}$. For any positive integers $a \text{ and } n$, consider the following pseudocode.

DOSOMETHING (c, a, n)

$z \leftarrow 1$
for $i \leftarrow 0 \text{ to } k-1$
     do $z \leftarrow z^2 \text{ mod } n$
     if c[i]=1
           then $z \leftarrow (z \times a) \text{ mod } n$
return z

If $k=4, c = \langle 1, 0, 1, 1 \rangle , a = 2, \text{ and } n=8$, then the output of DOSOMETHING(c, a, n) is _______.

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in sudo code if c[i]=1 is equivalent to if(c[i]==1)

then how can u write if(c[i]=1) in sudo code ??

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Initially $k = 4$, $c = [1, 0, 1, 1]$, $a = 2$, $n = 8$.

Now let's iterate through the function step by step :

$z = 1$ (at the start of do-something)

$i = 0$ (start of external for loop)

In the do loop

$z = 1*1 % 8 = 1$ (non zero value so considered as true and continue)

$c[0] = 1$, so in the if clause, $z = 1*2 \% 8 = 2$

In the do loop

$z = 2*2 \% 8 = 4$ (since now $z = 2$) (non zero value so considered as true and continue)

$c[0] = 1$, so in the if clause, $z = 4*2 \% 8 = 0$

Now no need to check further :

Reason :  All the operations that update $Z$ are multiplicative operations and hence the value of $Z$ will never change from $0$.
answered by Active (2.3k points)
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you have not incremented "i" in your answer...z becomes 0 at i=2;
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There are no bracket so how scope of for loop is more than 1 line ?
Do we hv to follow structure pattern in this type of code
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I think answer is having some typeo.In the second iteration we will never enter if and z remains 4.Now in third iteration,it becomes 16 mod 8 and thus we get 0 and it remains the same for upcoming iterations.But in answer its entering into if on second iteration,which is not possible as c[1]=0.Someone please check it once?
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what is the scope and termination condition of do loop here in the question??????

unable to get do loop scope
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z=1  k = 4, c = [1, 0, 1, 1], a = 2, n = 8

now if we analyze the code we will get table like this Hence Ans is 0.

i z
0 2
1 4
2 0
3 0
answered by Boss (22.8k points)
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Answer is 0. By manually iterating through the steps by pencil and paper we can get this answer
answered by Junior (663 points)
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we can do it mentally , at one stage value of z will be zero , beyond that , for any value of K it will be 0 only.

Ans :0
answered by Active (3.7k points)
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this is the algorithm to find  amod n.

here a =2, c =(1011)2 = 11, n=8

hence 211 mod 8 = 0

answered by Active (1.1k points)
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How can u assume this thing ?
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Any Proof ? Which Text Book It From ? @y mint

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May be this works ...........

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