Given a binary tree, find height of it. Height of empty tree is 0 and height of below tree is 3.
Recursively calculate height of left and right subtrees of a node and assign height to the node as max of the heights of two children plus 1. See below pseudo code and program for details.
maxDepth() 1. If tree is empty then return 0 2. Else (a) Get the max depth of left subtree recursively i.e., call maxDepth( tree->left-subtree) (a) Get the max depth of right subtree recursively i.e., call maxDepth( tree->right-subtree) (c) Get the max of max depths of left and right subtrees and add 1 to it for the current node. max_depth = max(max dept of left subtree, max depth of right subtree) + 1 (d) Return max_depth
See the below diagram for more clarity about execution of the recursive function maxDepth() for above example tree.
maxDepth('1') = max(maxDepth('2'), maxDepth('3')) + 1 = 2 + 1 / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ maxDepth('2') = 1 maxDepth('3') = 1 = max(maxDepth('4'), maxDepth('5')) + 1 = 1 + 1 = 2 / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ maxDepth('4') = 1 maxDepth('5') = 1
Time Complexity: O(n) (Please see our post Tree Traversal for details)
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