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Structural induction on internal nodes of a binary tree

I know my language is not super mathematic, but I want to make sure I have the logic down. Here is my proof for the number of internal nodes in a binary tree being equal to the floor_function(n/2), ...
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Number of nodes in binary tree given number of leaves

How would I prove that any binary tree that has n leaves has precisely $2n-1$ nodes ? Given that a binary tree is either a single node "o" or a node with the left and right subtrees contains a binary ...
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Use strong induction to prove number of vertices on complete tree is $2l-1$

Can someone help me construct this proof using strong induction? Use strong induction on $l$ to show that for all $l \geq 1$, a full binary tree with $l$ leaves has $2l-1$ vertices total.
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max number of keys in a 2-3-4 tree

Let $M(L)$ be the largest number of keys (a $2$-node has $1$ key and two children, a $3$-node has $2$ keys and $3$ children, and a $4$-node has $3$ keys and $4$ children) in a $2-3-4$ tree that ...
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Let T be a tree with sub-trees which each set has a vertex in common - hence T has a vertex in all of its sub-trees?

The question is: Let T be a tree with sub-trees $T_1,T_2,..,T_n$ such that all trees $T_i,T_j$ have a vertex in common which each set has a vertex in common - show that T has a vertex in all $T_i$. ...
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Proof by induction and height of a binary tree

I need some help with a simple proof. I want to know if this proof is correct: Let's define the height of a binary tree node as: 0, if the node is a leaf 1 + the maximum height of the children ...
I am answering a question for an assignment, but I am not sure if my proof is valid, can someone look at it for me? the question: "there is a tree with $p$ vertices. If $d_1, d_2, \dots , d_p$ are ...