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# Python: Delete the smallest element from the given Heap and then inserts a new item

## Python heap queue algorithm: Exercise-5 with Solution

Write a Python program that deletes the smallest element from a heap and then inserts a new item.

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

``````import heapq as hq

heap = [25, 44, 68, 21, 39, 23, 89]
hq.heapify(heap)
print("heap: ", heap)
hq.heapreplace(heap, 21)
print("heapreplace(heap, 21): ", heap)
hq.heapreplace(heap, 110)
print("heapreplace(heap, 110): ", heap)
```
```

Sample Output:

```heap:  [21, 25, 23, 44, 39, 68, 89]
heapreplace(heap, 21):  [21, 25, 23, 44, 39, 68, 89]
heapreplace(heap, 110):  [23, 25, 68, 44, 39, 110, 89]
```

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