## What is greedy method in algorithm?

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Greedy is an algorithmic paradigm that builds up a solution piece by piece, always choosing the next piece that offers the most obvious and immediate benefit. So the problems where choosing locally optimal also leads to global solution are best fit for Greedy. For example consider the Fractional Knapsack Problem.

## What is greedy algorithm and characteristics?

Greedy Algorithms works step-by-step, and always chooses the steps which provide immediate profit/benefit. It chooses the “locally optimal solution”, without thinking about future consequences. Greedy algorithms may not always lead to the optimal global solution, because it does not consider the entire data.

**Where is greedy algorithm used?**

Below mentioned are some problems that use the optimal solution using the Greedy approach.

- Travelling Salesman Problem.
- Kruskal’s Minimal Spanning Tree Algorithm.
- Dijkstra’s Minimal Spanning Tree Algorithm.
- Knapsack Problem.
- Job Scheduling Problem.

### What is greedy method and discuss its applications?

What is Greedy Algorithm? It simply means to pick up a choice/solution that seems the best at the moment ( being greedy). This technique is best suited when we want an immediate situation. It helps to solve optimization problems i.e. which gives either minimum results or maximum results.

### How many greedy algorithms are there?

Which items do we choose to optimize for price? There are two greedy algorithms we could propose to solve this. One has a rule that selects the item with the largest price at each step, and the other has a rule that selects the smallest sized item at each step.

**Where are greedy algorithms used?**

#### What are the advantages of greedy algorithm?

The advantage to using a greedy algorithm is that solutions to smaller instances of the problem can be straightforward and easy to understand. The disadvantage is that it is entirely possible that the most optimal short-term solutions may lead to the worst possible long-term outcome.

#### Why is greedy algorithm important?

A greedy algorithm is a simple, intuitive algorithm that is used in optimization problems. The algorithm makes the optimal choice at each step as it attempts to find the overall optimal way to solve the entire problem.

**What is a greedy algorithm what are its advantages and disadvantages?**

## What are the two 02 Properties of greedy algorithms?

Properties for Greedy Algorithms Greedy Choice Property: A global optimum can be reached by selecting the local optimums. Optimal Substructure Property: A problem follows optimal substructure property if the optimal solution for the problem can be formed on the basis of the optimal solution to its subproblems.