Given a tree, and the weights of all the nodes, the task is to find the root of the sub-tree whose weighted sum XOR with given integer X is maximum.
X = 15
Weight of sub-tree for parent 1 = ((-1) + (5) + (-2) + (-1) + (3)) XOR 15 = 4 XOR 15 = 11
Weight of sub-tree for parent 2 = ((5) + (-1) + (3)) XOR 15 = 7 XOR 15 = 8
Weight of sub-tree for parent 3 = -1 XOR 15 = -16
Weight of sub-tree for parent 4 = 3 XOR 15 = 12
Weight of sub-tree for parent 5 = -2 XOR 15 = -15
Node 4 gives the maximum sub-tree weighted sum XOR X.
Approach: Perform dfs on the tree, and for every node calculate the sub-tree weighted sum rooted at the current node then find the maximum (sum XOR X) value for a node.
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