Find the root of the sub-tree whose weighted sum is minimum

Given a tree, and the weights of all the nodes, the task is to find the root of the sub-tree whose weighted sum is minimum.

Examples:

Input:

Output: 5
Weight of sub-tree for parent 1 = ((-1) + (5) + (-2) + (-1) + (3)) = 4
Weight of sub-tree for parent 2 = ((5) + (-1) + (3)) = 7
Weight of sub-tree for parent 3 = -1
Weight of sub-tree for parent 4 = 3
Weight of sub-tree for parent 5 = -2
Node 5 gives the minimum sub-tree weighted sum.



Approach: Perform dfs on the tree, and for every node calculate the sub-tree weighted sum rooted at the current node then find the minimum sum value for a node.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

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// C++ implementation of the approach
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
  
int ans = 0, mini = INT_MAX;
  
vector<int> graph[100];
vector<int> weight(100);
  
// Function to perform dfs and update the tree
// such that every node's weight is the sum of
// the weights of all the nodes in the sub-tree
// of the current node including itself
void dfs(int node, int parent)
{
    for (int to : graph[node]) {
        if (to == parent)
            continue;
        dfs(to, node);
  
        // Calculating the weighted
        // sum of the subtree
        weight[node] += weight[to];
    }
}
  
// Function to find the node
// having minimum sub-tree sum
void findMin(int n)
{
  
    // For every node
    for (int i = 1; i <= n; i++) {
  
        // If current node's weight
        // is minimum so far
        if (mini > weight[i]) {
            mini = weight[i];
            ans = i;
        }
    }
}
  
// Driver code
int main()
{
    int n = 5;
  
    // Weights of the node
    weight[1] = -1;
    weight[2] = 5;
    weight[3] = -1;
    weight[4] = 3;
    weight[5] = -2;
  
    // Edges of the tree
    graph[1].push_back(2);
    graph[2].push_back(3);
    graph[2].push_back(4);
    graph[1].push_back(5);
  
    dfs(1, 1);
    findMin(n);
  
    cout << ans;
  
    return 0;
}

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Output:

5


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