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What will be the time complexity of insertion operation if all the candidates are evenly spaced so that each bin has constant no. of candidates? (m = number of bins intersecting candidate intersects)

(a) O(1)

(b) O(m)

(c) O(m^2)

(d) O(log m)

The query is from Trees in section Trees of Data Structures & Algorithms I

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Correct choice is (b) O(m)

Easy explanation - The process of insertion becomes faster in the case when the number of candidates are equally distributed among the bins. In such a case the query operation becomes O(m). It is practically faster than deletion in this case.

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