Question: Write an algorithm to print a binary tree level wise and that too from leaves to root.

Example:

If binary tree is as given above your answer should be: 4 5 6 7 2 3 1

Answer: We all know the algorithm of BREADTH-FIRST-TRAVERSAL:

BreadthOrderTraversal(BinaryTree binaryTree)

{

Queue queue;

queue.Enqueue(binaryTree.Root);

while(Queue.Size > 0)

{

Node n = GetFirstNodeInQueue();

queue.Enqueue(n.LeftChild); //Enqueue if exists

queue.Enqueue(n.RightChild); //Enqueue if exists

queue.Dequeue(); //Visit

}

}

And this will give the answer as 1 2 3 4 5 6 7, one can think of reverse of it, but it will print the nodes at a particular level in reverse order, which won't solve our purpose.

This problem can be solved by Enqueuing Right child prior to left child, i.e. :

BreadthOrderTraversal_1(BinaryTree binaryTree)

{

Queue queue;

queue.Enqueue(binaryTree.Root);

while(Queue.Size > 0)

{

Node n = GetFirstNodeInQueue();

queue.Enqueue(n.RightChild); //Enqueue if exists

queue.Enqueue(n.LeftChild); //Enqueue if exists

queue.Dequeue(); //Visit

}

}

This will give us output as 1 3 2 7 6 5 4 and reversing this will give 4 5 6 7 2 3 1.

So printing those in reverse order can be easily done by putting them in stack and print when complete tree is scanned.

BreadthOrderTraversalReverse(BinaryTree binaryTree)

{

Queue queue;

queue.Enqueue(binaryTree.Root);

while(Queue.Size > 0)

{

Node n = GetFirstNodeInQueue();

queue.Enqueue(n.RightChild); //Enqueue if exists

queue.Enqueue(n.LeftChild); //Enqueue if exists

stack.push() = queue.Dequeue(); //Visit

}

while(!isEmpty(stack))

{

process(stack.top);

stack.pop();

}

}

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skKudos...Nice and clean algo !!

RanganathGood Algorithm .. Very clean .. Wonderful Job and Thanks

RanganathThere is a flaw in the code here ... In the last Algorithm you have given, it should be enqueuing Right child first and then Left child. You have explained it correctly in words but not in Algo. Please have a look at it.

Thanks

Akash@Ranganath,

True, thanks man for the correction.

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