Problem 55

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Game tree evaluation with branching factor 3

Due: March 22
Points: 3

In class and in the notes we analyzed the cost of randomized game tree evaluation with branching factor 2, and determined that it was \(\Theta(n^{\log_4 3})\) expected time, which is approximately \(\Theta(n^{0.79})\)

What if the branching factor is 3 instead of 2? That is, each player in the game has 3 possible moves at every step. Come up with the asymptotic cost in terms of \(n\), as we did for \(k=2\).