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Given the root of a binary tree, return the length of the diameter of the tree.

The diameter of a binary tree is the length of the longest path between any two nodes in a tree. This path may or may not pass through the root.

The length of a path between two nodes is represented by the number of edges between them.

public class Solution {
    int max = 0;
    
    public int diameterOfBinaryTree(TreeNode root) {
        maxDepth(root);
        return max;
    }
    
    private int maxDepth(TreeNode root) {
        if (root == null) return 0;
        
        int left = maxDepth(root.left);
        int right = maxDepth(root.right);
        
        max = Math.max(max, left + right);
        
        return Math.max(left, right) + 1;
    }
}

Posted by Jamie Meyer 4 months ago

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