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Assume that the SLR parser for a grammar G has $n_1$ states and the LALR parser for G has $n_2$ states. The relationship between $n_1$ and $n_2$ is

  1. $n_1$ is necessarily less than $n_2$
  2. $n_1$ is necessarily equal to $n_2$
  3. $n_1$ is necessarily greater than $n_2$
  4. None of the above
asked in Compiler Design by Veteran (59.8k points) | 2.4k views
please explain me why n1 is necessarily equal to n2 and why not n1 is necessarily less than n2.

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no of states in SLR and LALR are equal

and no of states in SLR and LALR are less than or equal to LR(1)
answered by Boss (32.1k points)
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Answer should be D. Right?

Because no of states in SLR and LALR are less than or equal to LR(1)

@Rishabh HEre comparision is asked for SLR(1) and LALR(1) in questions and no. in states in both these are equal.
+11 votes
no of states

answered by Active (2.8k points)
+5 votes
ans b)
answered by Loyal (5.3k points)
I think it should be less than equal to?
So pls explain whether it is less than equals to or only equal?

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