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## What is the difference between dynamic programming and greedy algorithms?

In a greedy Algorithm, we make whatever choice seems best at the moment in the hope that it will lead to global optimal solution. In Dynamic Programming we make decision at each step considering current problem and solution to previously solved sub problem to calculate optimal solution .

**Is dynamic programming similar to greedy?**

Greedy algorithm is less efficient whereas Dynamic programming is more efficient. Greedy algorithm have a local choice of the sub-problems whereas Dynamic programming would solve the all sub-problems and then select one that would lead to an optimal solution.

**Why greedy is faster than dynamic programming?**

Then why not use Dynamic Programming always? We don’t use Dynamic Programming with all problems because Greedy is faster when it delivers the correct solution since it only deals with one subproblem. Also, Dynamic Programming works only when there are overlapping subproblems.

### What is dynamic programming discuss the elements of dynamic programming how does the dynamic programming differ from greedy algorithm?

In Dynamic Programming, we choose at each step, but the choice may depend on the solution to sub-problems. 2. In a greedy Algorithm, we make whatever choice seems best at the moment and then solve the sub-problems arising after the choice is made.

**Which is more efficient dynamic programming or greedy algorithm?**

To solve the optimization problem in computing the two methods namely greedy and dynamic programming are used. The solutions produced by the greedy algorithms are more effective than the dynamic programming solutions.

**What is greedy algorithm explain with an example?**

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 the best fit for Greedy. For example consider the Fractional Knapsack Problem.

## Why greedy method is superior than divide and conquer and dynamic programming techniques?

Sub problems are independent, so DC might solve same sub problem multiple time. Greedy algorithm does not consider the previously solved instance again, thus it avoids the re-computation. DC approach is recursive in nature, so it is slower and inefficient. Greedy algorithms are iterative in nature and hence faster.

**What is difference between greedy algorithm and divide and conquer?**

Greedy algorithms are typically used to solve optimization problems….Greedy Vs. Divide and Conquer.

Divide and conquer | Greedy Algorithm |
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Divide and conquer is used to find the solution, it does not aim for the optimal solution. | A greedy algorithm is optimization technique. It tries to find an optimal solution from the set of feasible solutions. |

**What is dynamic programming approach?**

Dynamic programming approach is similar to divide and conquer in breaking down the problem into smaller and yet smaller possible sub-problems. But unlike, divide and conquer, these sub-problems are not solved independently.

### Why do we use dynamic programming?

Dynamic programming is a really useful general technique for solving problems that involves breaking down problems into smaller overlapping sub-problems, storing the results computed from the sub-problems and reusing those results on larger chunks of the problem.

**What is difference between dynamic programming and divide and conquer?**

The main difference is that in divide and conquer, you break down the problem into smaller pieces and then solve each one separately, whereas, in dynamic programming, you break down the problem into smaller pieces and then solve each one together.

**What is dynamic programming how does it differ from other techniques of programming?**

Dynamic Programming is a technique for solving problems with overlapping subproblems. Each sub-problem is solved only once and the result of each sub-problem is stored in a table ( generally implemented as an array or a hash table) for future references.

## What is greedy algorithm in data structure?

An algorithm is designed to achieve optimum solution for a given problem. In greedy algorithm approach, decisions are made from the given solution domain. As being greedy, the closest solution that seems to provide an optimum solution is chosen.

**Where do we use greedy algorithm?**

There are multiple applications of the greedy technique such as:

- CPU Scheduling algorithms.
- Minimum spanning trees.
- Dijkstra shortest path algorithm.
- Fit algorithm in memory management.
- Travelling salesman problem.
- Fractional knapsack problem.
- Egyptian fraction.
- Bin packing problem.

**What is the difference between greedy algorithm and divide and conquer?**