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The process of accessing data stored in a serial access memory is similar to manipulating data on a ________

(a) Heap

(b) Binary Tree

(c) Array

(d) Stack

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Right option is (d) Stack

Explanation: In serial access memory data records are stored one after the other in which they are created and are accessed sequentially. In stack data structure, elements are accessed sequentially. Stack data structure resembles the serial access memory.

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