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Discrete Mathematics
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A note on growing binary trees

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The class ⊤ of binary search trees is studied. A leaf is a vertex of degree 0; ⊤n is the subset of ⊤ consisting of trees with n leaves. We grow trees in ⊤n from ⊤n - 1 thereby inducing a probability measure on ⊤n. We will show that the expected value of the average leaf distance of t ∈ ⊤n is asymptotic to log2n as n → ∞. © 1973.

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01 Jan 1973

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Discrete Mathematics

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