# <Let's take> the left child of the node...

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#### taraa

##### Senior Member
Does "take" have the same meaning in the sentence below?
"Let's take the left child of the node indexed by n/2 + 1:
{Left}(n/2 +1)=2*(n/2+1)"
Exercise 6.1.7

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• #### srk

##### Senior Member
It means "consider" in your context. (As it means in Henny Youngman's one liner, when it's not a joke: "Take my wife. Please!")

#### taraa

##### Senior Member
It means "consider" in your context. (As it means in Henny Youngman's one liner, when it's not a joke: "Take my wife. Please!")
But after the sentence the left child of the node is calculated. Can't it mean "obtain"?

#### srk

##### Senior Member
I'll try to find it in the book, taraa, to be certain.

#### srk

##### Senior Member
What I can see online must be from a different edition than yours, because I can't find the text you've quoted. I don't see it as a calculation, but as the value stated explicitly. Maybe I have that wrong.

#### taraa

##### Senior Member
What I can see online must be from a different edition than yours, because I can't find the text you've quoted. I don't see it as a calculation, but as the value stated explicitly. Maybe I have that wrong.
Sorry srk, it's a solution for an exersize of the book (Introduction to Algorithms by Thomas Cormen)

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