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## What is the basic principle behind Bellman-Ford algorithm?

9. What is the basic principle behind Bellmann Ford Algorithm? Explanation: Relaxation methods which are also called as iterative methods in which an approximation to the correct distance is replaced progressively by more accurate values till an optimum solution is found.

**When should you use Bellman-Ford algorithm?**

Bellman Ford algorithm helps us find the shortest path from a vertex to all other vertices of a weighted graph. It is similar to Dijkstra’s algorithm but it can work with graphs in which edges can have negative weights.

### Does Bellman-Ford work with negative weights?

The Bellman-Ford algorithm is a way to find single source shortest paths in a graph with negative edge weights (but no negative cycles). The second for loop in this algorithm also detects negative cycles.

**What are the advantages of Bellman-Ford algorithm?**

The main advantage of the Bellman-Ford algorithm is its capability to handle negative weights. However, the Bellman-Ford algorithm has a considerably larger complexity than Dijkstra’s algorithm.

## Does Bellman-Ford work with negative edges?

**What is Bellman Ford algorithm?**

Bellman Ford algorithm helps us find the shortest path from a vertex to all other vertices of a weighted graph. It is similar to Dijkstra’s algorithm but it can work with graphs in which edges can have negative weights.

### Can the Bellman-Ford algorithm detect negative weight cycles?

A very short and simple addition to the Bellman-Ford algorithm can allow it to detect negative cycles, something that is very important because it disallows shortest-path finding altogether. After the Bellman-Ford algorithm shown above has been run, one more short loop is required to check for negative weight cycles.

**What are some examples of Bellman-Ford protocols?**

For the Internet specifically, there are many protocols that use Bellman-Ford. One example is the routing Information protocol. This is one of the oldest Internet protocols, and it prevents loops by limiting the number of hops a packet can make on its way to the destination. A second example is the interior gateway routing protocol.

## Does Bellman-Ford work with undirected graph with negative edges?

3) Bellman-Ford does not work with undirected graph with negative edges as it will declared as negative cycle. 1) The standard Bellman-Ford algorithm reports the shortest path only if there are no negative weight cycles. Modify it so that it reports minimum distances even if there is a negative weight cycle.