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Which of the following array element will return the top-of-the-stack-element for a stack of size N elements(capacity of stack > N)?

(a) S[N-1]

(b) S[N]

(c) S[N-2]

(d) S[N+1]

The question is from Stack using Array in portion Abstract Data Types of Data Structures & Algorithms I

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Correct option is (a) S[N-1]

Best explanation: Array indexing start from 0, hence N-1 is the last index.

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