FAQ: Linked Lists: Conceptual - Linked Lists Adding and Removing Nodes

This community-built FAQ covers the “Linked Lists Adding and Removing Nodes” exercise from the lesson “Linked Lists: Conceptual”.

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Why is node b orphaned in one of these linked lists and not the other?

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In the example, node_a link was changed from node_b to node_c, which left node_b without reference (no other node is pointing to it), hence orphaned.

All the images in the exercise are the same linked list, not different.