Dijkstra's Link State Algorithm - Advanced
Consider the incomplete 6-node network shown below, with the given link costs.
Consider the completed table below, which calculates the shortest distance to all nodes from W:
| Node | Shortest distance from W | Previous Node |
W 0 n/a
Z 3 W
V 4 W
U 5 W
Y 6 W
X 7 V
1. For link X, what is the cost associated with this link? If the answer can't be determined given the information, respond with 'n/a'
2. For link Y, what is the cost associated with this link? If the answer can't be determined given the information, respond with 'n/a'
1. Because the link is never used, we cannot determine the value of X, so the answer is n/a.
2. The prior node in the path to U is W, and we know the shortest distance of both U (5) and W (0), so 5 - 0 = 5 which is Y.
The answer was: n/a
The answer was: 5