Given two Binary Trees we have to detect if the two trees are Isomorphic. Two trees are called isomorphic if one of them can be obtained from another by a series of flips, i.e. by swapping left and right children of a number of nodes. Any number of nodes at any level can have their children swapped.
Note: Two empty trees are isomorphic.
For example, the following two trees are isomorphic with the following sub-trees flipped: 2 and 3, NULL and 6, 7, and 8.
To solve the question mentioned above we traverse both the trees iteratively using level order traversal and store the levels in a queue data structure. There are following two conditions at each level:
- The value of nodes has to be the same.
- The number of nodes at each level should be the same.
Check the size of the queue to match the second condition mentioned above. Store the nodes of each level of the first tree as key with a value and for the second tree, we will store all the nodes of a level in a vector. If the key is found we will decrease the value to keep track of how many nodes with the same value exists at a level. If the value becomes zero that means the first tree has only this much number of nodes, and we will remove it as a key. At the end of each level, we will iterate through the array and check whether each value exists on the map or not. There will be three conditions:
- If the key is not found then the first tree doesn’t contain a node found in the second tree at the same level.
- If the key is found but the value becomes negative then the second tree has more nodes with the same value as the first tree.
- If map size is not zero, this means there are some keys still left which means the first tree has a node that doesn’t match with any node in the second tree.
Below is the implementation of the above approach:
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