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Data Structures | Binary Search Trees | Question 3

  • Difficulty Level : Hard
  • Last Updated : 06 Sep, 2021

We are given a set of n distinct elements and an unlabelled binary tree with n nodes. In how many ways can we populate the tree with the given set so that it becomes a binary search tree? (GATE CS 2011)
(A) 0
(B) 1
(C) n!
(D) (1/(n+1)).2nCn

Answer: (B)

Explanation: There is only one way. The minimum value has to go to the leftmost node and the maximum value to the rightmost node. Recursively, we can define for other nodes.

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