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Homework Help: How to check whether an array represents max heap

  1. Dec 26, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Does the following array represents the binary max heap

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I've tried to construct the tree structure and all the above array representation satisfies the binary max heap property. But ans is given as no (i.e non of them represents the binary max heap)
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  3. Dec 29, 2014 #2

    Stephen Tashi

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    After glancing at the method or representing heaps as arrays and looking up the definition of a max heap, I think your answer is correct (i.e. each array does represent a max heap).

    However, the grammer in the statement of the problem is peculiar. I think the problem should say "Do the following arrays represent a binary max heap?". That version is still not clear. It would be clear if it said "For each of the following arrays, tell whether the array represents a binary max heap." Is it possible that there is only supposed to be a single array and that a comma was omitted after "54"?
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