The amortized time efficiency for performing deletion of a minimum element is?

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The amortized time efficiency for performing deletion of a minimum element is?
 
(a) O(N)
 
(b) O(log N)
 
(c) O(N^2)
 
(d) O(M log N)
 
I need to ask this question from Heap in chapter Heap of Data Structures & Algorithms I
 
I have been asked this question in semester exam.

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Editor">Editor Staff answered 4 weeks ago

The correct answer is (b) O(log N)
 
Best explanation: The amortized time efficiency for performing deletion of a minimum element is mathematically found to be O(log N).