Which statement is correct of suffix tree with a string of length n?

(a) The tree has n leaves.

(b) The tree has n roots

(c) Height of Tree is n

(d) Depth of tree is n

The origin of the question is Suffix Tree in division Trie of Data Structures & Algorithms I

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1 Answers

The correct option is (a) The tree has n leaves.

To explain: In computer science, a suffix tree is also known as PAT tree or position tree. It is a compressed search tree or prefix tree in which keys contain the suffix of text values as the text position. For a string of length n, the suffix tree has leaves equal to n.