1161. Maximum Level Sum of a Binary Tree

Given the root of a binary tree, the level of its root is 1, the level of its children is 2, and so on.

Return the smallest level X such that the sum of all the values of nodes at level X is maximal.

 

Example 1:

Input:

[1,7,0,7,-8,null,null]

Output:

2

Explanation:

Level 1 sum = 1.
Level 2 sum = 7 + 0 = 7.
Level 3 sum = 7 + -8 = -1.
So we return the level with the maximum sum which is level 2.

 

Note:

  1. The number of nodes in the given tree is between 1 and 10^4.
  2. -10^5 <= node.val <= 10^5

 

Another “Follow your heart” question.

I’m using level order traversal (BFS) here.

/**
 * Definition for a binary tree node.
 * public class TreeNode {
 *     int val;
 *     TreeNode left;
 *     TreeNode right;
 *     TreeNode(int x) { val = x; }
 * }
 */
class Solution {
    public int maxLevelSum(TreeNode root) {
        Queue<TreeNode> q = new LinkedList<>();
        q.add(root);
        int max = 0;
        int lv = 1;
        
        int max_lv = 0;
        
        while (! q.isEmpty()){
            
            int size = q.size();
            int level_sum = 0;
            for (int i = 0; i < size; i ++){
                TreeNode cur = q.poll();
                if(cur.left != null)
                    q.add(cur.left);
                if (cur.right != null)
                    q.add(cur.right);
                level_sum += cur.val;
            }
            if (level_sum > max){
                max = level_sum;
                max_lv = lv;
            }
            lv ++;
            
        }
        return max_lv;
    }
    
    
}

 

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