## Can we use merge sort on linked list?

Merge sort is one of the most famous divide-and-conquer sorting algorithms. This algorithm can be used to sort values in any traversable data structure (i.e., a linked list).

## How do you sort a linked list by sorting merge?

Algorithm for Sorting a Linked List Using Merge Sort

- Step 1: Dividing the Lists Into Two Smaller Sublists. We will keep on recursively dividing the lists into two smaller sublists until the size of each sublist becomes 1.
- Step 2: Merging the Sublists to Produce a Sorted List.

**How do you sort a singly linked list?**

Algorithm

- Define a node current which will point to head.
- Define another node index which will point to node next to current.
- Compare data of current and index node.
- Current will point to current.
- Continue this process until the entire list is sorted.

**Which sorting algorithm is best for sorting a linked list?**

Merge sort is often preferred for sorting a linked list. The slow random-access performance of a linked list makes some other algorithms (such as quicksort) perform poorly, and others (such as heapsort) completely impossible.

### Why we use merge sort in linked list?

Why is Merge Sort preferred for Linked Lists?

- In the case of linked lists, the nodes may not be present at adjacent memory locations, therefore Merge Sort is used.
- Unlike arrays, in linked lists, we can insert items in the middle in O(1) extra space and O(1) time if we are given a reference/pointer to the previous node.

### How do you sort two linked lists?

Write a SortedMerge() function that takes two lists, each of which is sorted in increasing order, and merges the two together into one list which is in increasing order. SortedMerge() should return the new list.

**How do you reverse a singly linked list using recursion?**

The recursive approach to reverse a linked list is simple, just we have to divide the linked lists in two parts and i.e first node and the rest of the linked list, and then call the recursion for the other part by maintaining the connection.

**Is merge sort or quick sort suitable for sorting linked list justify?**

Merge sort is faster in these situations because it reads the items sequentially, typically making log2(N) passes over the data. There is much less I/O involved, and much less time spent following links in a linked list. Quicksort is fast when the data fits into memory and can be addressed directly.

## What is singly linked list?

A singly linked list is a type of linked list that is unidirectional, that is, it can be traversed in only one direction from head to the last node (tail). Each element in a linked list is called a node. A single node contains data and a pointer to the next node which helps in maintaining the structure of the list.

## What is merge sort algorithm?

Merge sort is a sorting algorithm based on the Divide and conquer strategy. It works by recursively dividing the array into two equal halves, then sort them and combine them. It takes a time of (n logn) in the worst case.

**Can quick sort applied on singly linked list?**

QuickSort can be implemented both on Arrays as well as on Linkedlists.

**Why merge sort is suitable for linked list?**

Why is Merge Sort preferred for Linked Lists? In the case of linked lists, the nodes may not be present at adjacent memory locations, therefore Merge Sort is used.