Vertical Sum in a given Binary Tree | Set 1
Given a Binary Tree, find the vertical sum of the nodes that are in the same vertical line. Print all sums through different vertical lines.
1 / \ 2 3 / \ / \ 4 5 6 7
The tree has 5 vertical lines
Vertical-Line-1 has only one node 4 => vertical sum is 4
Vertical-Line-2: has only one node 2=> vertical sum is 2
Vertical-Line-3: has three nodes: 1,5,6 => vertical sum is 1+5+6 = 12
Vertical-Line-4: has only one node 3 => vertical sum is 3
Vertical-Line-5: has only one node 7 => vertical sum is 7
So expected output is 4, 2, 12, 3 and 7
Become a success story instead of just reading about them. Prepare for coding interviews at Amazon and other top product-based companies with our Amazon Test Series. Includes topic-wise practice questions on all important DSA topics along with 10 practice contests of 2 hours each. Designed by industry experts that will surely help you practice and sharpen your programming skills. Wait no more, start your preparation today!
We need to check the Horizontal Distances from the root for all nodes. If two nodes have the same Horizontal Distance (HD), then they are on the same vertical line. The idea of HD is simple. HD for root is 0, a right edge (edge connecting to right subtree) is considered as +1 horizontal distance and a left edge is considered as -1 horizontal distance. For example, in the above tree, HD for Node 4 is at -2, HD for Node 2 is -1, HD for 5 and 6 is 0 and HD for node 7 is +2.
We can do an in-order traversal of the given Binary Tree. While traversing the tree, we can recursively calculate HDs. We initially pass the horizontal distance as 0 for root. For left subtree, we pass the Horizontal Distance as Horizontal distance of root minus 1. For right subtree, we pass the Horizontal Distance as Horizontal Distance of root plus 1.
Following is Java implementation for the same. HashMap is used to store the vertical sums for different horizontal distances. Thanks to Nages for suggesting this method.
Following are the values of vertical sums with the positions of the columns with respect to root -2: 4 -1: 2 0: 12 1: 11 2: 7 3: 9
Vertical Sum in Binary Tree | Set 2 (Space Optimized)
Time Complexity: O(nlogn)
Please write comments if you find anything incorrect, or you want to share more information about the topic discussed above.