[Tutor] question

Joel Goldstick joel.goldstick at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 07:36:51 EDT 2020

```On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 5:58 AM "Lea Köppel" <lea.koeppel at gmx.net> wrote:
>
>  Dear Madam/Sir of the Python Handbook
>  I have the task below and would be very grateful if you could answer me. Thank you very much for your efforts.
>  Sincerely, Lea Köppel
>
>
Welcome Lea.  This is a group of python interested people of varying
levels of expertise.  A play to ask questions about code, and how
python works.  Its a voluntary thing.

That said, your question looks like a homework assignment.  People
here don't provide answers to homework assignments, but often provide
guidance or help to get you started.  Since your problem is not a
coding question, and really isn't specific to python.  It is more of
what I would call a 'computer science question'.

>
>
>
> Recall
>
>    If a Min-Heap is stored in an array C
>
>    with 1-based indices, then for all i the entry C[i] must be smaller than
>    (or equal to) its two children entries C[2⋅i] and C[2⋅i+1]
>
>    .
>
> Concatenating Min-Heaps
>
>    Let's look at two Min-Heaps A
>
>    and B of size n and m, respectively. We assume that each element of A is
>    smaller than all the elements of B (formally: ∀i,j:A[i]<B[j]). Now let C
>    be the array of size n+m which we get as a concatenation of A and B,
>    meaning that C is given by C[i]=A[i] if i≤n and C[i]=B[i−n]
>
>    otherwise.
>
>                                    Question:
>
>    Is it clear that C
>
>    is a Min-Heap as well? If yes, argue why, otherwise find a counterexample.

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