Engineering Questions with Answers - Multiple Choice Questions

# Infix to Postfix Conversion (MCQs)

1 - Question

1. When an operand is read, which of the following is done? a) It is placed on to the output b) It is placed in operator stack c) It is ignored d) Operator stack is emptied
View Answer Answer: a Explanation: While converting an infix expression to a postfix expression, when an operand is read, it is placed on to the output. When an operator is read, it is placed in the operator stack.

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2. What should be done when a left parenthesis ‘(‘ is encountered? a) It is ignored b) It is placed in the output c) It is placed in the operator stack d) The contents of the operator stack is emptied
View Answer Answer: c Explanation: When a left parenthesis is encountered, it is placed on to the operator stack. When the corresponding right parenthesis is encountered, the stack is popped until the left parenthesis and remove both the parenthesis.

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3. Which of the following is an infix expression? a) (a+b)*(c+d) b) ab+c* c) +ab d) abc+*

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4. What is the time complexity of an infix to postfix conversion algorithm? a) O(N log N) b) O(N) c) O(N2) d) O(M log N)

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5.What is the postfix expression for the corresponding infix expression? a+b*c+(d*e) a) abc*+de*+ b) abc+*de*+ c) a+bc*de+* d) abc*+(de)*+v

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6. Parentheses are simply ignored in the conversion of infix to postfix expression. a) True b) False
View Answer Answer: b Explanation: When a parenthesis is encountered, it is placed on the operator stack. When the corresponding parenthesis is encountered, the stack is popped until the other parenthesis is reached and they are discarded.

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7. It is easier for a computer to process a postfix expression than an infix expression. a) True b) False

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8. What is the postfix expression for the infix expression? a-b-c a) -ab-c b) ab – c – c) – -abc d) -ab-c
View Answer Answer: b Explanation: The corresponding postfix expression for the given infix expression is found to be ab-c- and not abc- -.

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9. What is the postfix expression for the following infix expression? a/b^c-d a) abc^/d- b) ab/cd^- c) ab/^cd- d) abcd^/-
View Answer Answer: a Explanation: Using the infix to postfix conversion algorithm, the corresponding postfix expression for the infix expression is found to be abc^/d-.

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10. Which of the following statement is incorrect with respect to infix to postfix conversion algorithm? a) operand is always placed in the output b) operator is placed in the stack when the stack operator has lower precedence c) parenthesis are included in the output d) higher and equal priority operators follow the same condition

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11. In infix to postfix conversion algorithm, the operators are associated from? a) right to left b) left to right c) centre to left d) centre to right
View Answer Answer: b Explanation: In infix, prefix and postfix expressions, the operators are associated from left to right and not right to left.

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12. What is the corresponding postfix expression for the given infix expression? a*(b+c)/d a) ab*+cd/ b) ab+*cd/ c) abc*+/d d) abc+*d/

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13. What is the corresponding postfix expression for the given infix expression? a+(b*c(d/e^f)*g)*h) a) ab*cdef/^*g-h+ b) abcdef^/*g*h*+ c) abcd*^ed/g*-h*+ d) abc*de^fg/*-*h+
View Answer Answer: b Explanation: Using the infix to postfix expression conversion algorithm using stack, the corresponding postfix expression is found to be abcdef^/*g*h*+.

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14. What is the correct postfix expression for the following expression? a+b*(c^d-e)^(f+g*h)-i a) abc^de-fg+*^*+i- b) abcde^-fg*+*^h*+i- c) abcd^e-fgh*+^*+i- d) ab^-dc*+ef^gh*+i-
View Answer Answer: c Explanation: The postfix expression for the given infix expression is found to be abcd^e-fgh*+^*+i- when we use infix to postfix conversion algorithm.

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15. From the given Expression tree, identify the correct postfix expression from the list of options. a) ab*cd*+ b) ab*cd-+ c) abcd-*+ d) ab*+cd-
View Answer Answer: b Explanation: From the given expression tree, the infix expression is found to be (a*b)+(c-d). Converting it to postfix, we get, ab*cd-+.