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Where in a max-heap might the smallest element reside, assuming that all elements are distinct ?
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Smallest element will be at the last level of the max heap.

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smallest element will b at last level of the max heap
Not necessarily at last level. Minimum element will be at the leaf node. Eg. consider this max heap 5,4,2,3.

Here 2 is at 2nd level.
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The smallest element in a max-heap will be present at the last level of a max-heap whose index start from floor(n/2)+1, floor(n/2)+2 ...., n.
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