Which type of binary tree does rope require to perform basic operations?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 1 month ago

Which type of binary tree does rope require to perform basic operations?
 
(a) Unbalanced
 
(b) Balanced
 
(c) Complete
 
(d) Full
 
My question is taken from Binary Trees topic in division Binary Trees of Data Structures & Algorithms I
 
The question was posed to me during an online interview.

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 1 month ago

The correct option is (b) Balanced
 
The best I can explain: To perform the basic operations on a rope data structure like insertion, deletion, concatenation and splitting, the rope should be a balanced tree. After performing the operations one should again re-balance the tree.