What is the child of smallest element of the given minimum ternary heap?

(a) 1

(b) 10

(c) 22

(d) 24

My query is from Ternary Heap in section Heap of Data Structures & Algorithms I

I had been asked this question in an online interview.

1 Answers

The correct choice is (b) 10

For explanation: Minimum ternary heap has the smallest element as its root node. The parent node is all either equal or less than children node in a minimum ternary heap. In the above minimum ternary heap, the smallest element is 1 and its children are 10, 18, 20.