Can child node be always called Leaf node in the ternary tree?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 4 weeks ago

Can child node be always called Leaf node in the ternary tree?
 
(a) True
 
(b) False
 
Asked question is from Ternary Tree topic in chapter Trees of Data Structures & Algorithms I
 
The question was posed to me during a job interview.

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 4 weeks ago

Right choice is (b) False
 
Explanation: Leaf node is any node that does not contain any children. Child node may or may not contain more nodes. Child node will only be called leaf Node if the node has no child node.