## Trees and Graphs Interview Questions

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A binary tree is started burning from a leaf node. What is the time(1ms to burn from node to node) it takes to entire tree get burned? The fire will spread to all the paths from a node.

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Given a binary tree, write a recursive method boolean method(int x, int y) which will return true

1. if node y (meaning a node with a value of int y) is a node that is contained in one of the two possible subtrees of x,

2. true if x==y, and a node with a value x==y exists, otherwise

3. return false,

basicallly whether x contains y? I had a question like this on my exam, I solved this problem using four arguments in my function. I wonder whether it is even possible to solve it with only 2 int arguments and recursively.

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Given a list/array of "Assign" trees with integers, operators and variables, return the result of the requested "Result" tree expression.

Example:`"Assign" / \ "x" "+" / \ 2 3 "Assign" / \ "y" "-" / \ 5000 30 "Assign" / \ "z" "*" / \ 50 x "Return" \ "-" / \ z "*" / \ 1 y`

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I've got these trees of integers; they're like regular trees, but they can share nodes.

I need to know if any branch of this tree sums to 100.

7

/ \

8 6

/ \ / \

2 3 9

/ \ / \ / \

5 4 1 100

Follow up question was how would you change the code to handle negative numbers.

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Find distance between any two nodes of binary tree and binary search tree.

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Given a binary tree of integers, write code to store the tree into a list of integers and recreate the original tree from a list of integers.

Here's what your method signatures should look like (in Java):

List<Integer> store(Node root)

Node restore(List<Integer> list)

Example Tree:

5

/ \

3 2

/ / \

1 6 1

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You are given a NxN boolean matrix, where matrix(i,j) will be one if 'i' is a parent of 'j' in a tree, otherwise, it is zero.

Construct this tree.

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You are given an array of nodes where each node consists of node name, isValid flag, and parent Node index. so, this array actually represents a tree(forest). where root node has -1 as its index for the parent node. rest all node have their parent's index value.

You will be given this array and an index. You have to cut down the subtree from the index. Cutting down a tree means, making all the nodes of that subtree false(Isvalid flag).

He was expecting O(N) solution.

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Q 4. You are given a binary tree, and you have to return list of lists of node. where same level nodes should be in the same list, nodes are in opositive order in next list from the previous list

Ex:`4 / \ 3 5 / \ \ 1 10 -4`

Output would be

[[4], [5, 3], [1, 10, -4]]

Desigred Complexity : O(N) + O(N).

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You are given a BST of integers and an integer K. You have to find the smallest greater integer then K in the BST.

Ex`40 --- 50 --- 80 | | | 45 20 --- 30 | | 10 K = 35 Output: 40`

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Given the following set of strings, write a function that stores this information.

// /Electronics/Computers/Graphics Cards

// /Electronics/Computers/Graphics Cards

// /Electronics/Computers/SSDs

// /Electronics/Computers/Graphics Cards

// /Electronics/Computers/SSDs

// /Electronics/TVs

// /Electronics/Computers/Graphics Cards

// /Electronics/TVs

// /Electronics/TVs

// /Garden

// /Automotive/Parts

Your datastructure should be able to provide information as such:

// / = 11

// /Electronics = 9

// /Electronics/Computers = 6

// /Electronics/Computers/Graphics Cards = 4

// /Electronics/TVs = 3

// etc

// ["/Electronics/Computers/Graphics Cards", "/Garden"]

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Q1. You are given a binary search tree (with unique values) and two values. You need to find their lowest common ancestor. (Expected Complexity O(log(n)) + O(1))

Q2. Now let's assume the tree has duplicates, and when a duplicate number come, the insertion logic chooses left node. (Expected Complexity O(log(n)) + O(1))

Q3.Now let's assume the input tree is a binary tree instead of the binary search tree.(Expected Complexity O(n) + O(1))

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/**

* A tournament tree is a binary tree

* where the parent is the minimum of the two children.

* Given a tournament tree find the second minimum value in the tree.

* A node in the tree will always have 2 or 0 children.

* Also all leaves will have distinct and unique values.

* 2

* / \

* 2 3

* / \ | \

* 4 2 5 3

*

* In this given tree the answer is 3.

*/`class Node { Integer value; Node left, right; Node(Integer value, Node left, Node right) { this.value = value; this.left = left; this.right = right; } } class Solution { /** * This should return the second minimum * int value in the given tournament tree */ public static Integer secondMin(Node root) { } }`

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find the given Binary tree is mirrored tree or not

should be like

60

/ \

30 30

/ \ / \

20 50 50 20

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Given a BST (Binary Search Tree) , Each node value should replace with sum of the node which are greater-than the given node.

conditions :

No Extra space / variable can use

Modify the existing tree in optimal way.

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Given a Binary tree and value X. Find X in the tree and return its parent

X:

10

4 3

5 7 9 8

If X = 7, return 4

- -4of 4 votes
na

- -3of 3 votes
Convert an unordered tree to a binary tree

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merge two binary search trees

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You are given a binary tree. Each node in the tree is a house and the value of node is the cash present in the house. A thief can rob houses in alternate levels only. If thief decides to rob house at level 0 then he can rob houses in levels 2,4,6... or he can rob houses in levels 1,3,5,7...Find out the maximum possible amount thief can rob.

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Create a function to calculate the height of an n-ary tree.

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From here : question?id=5660692209205248

In-order traversal:

A->B->C->D->E->F->H->L->M-P->R->S->T

Write a function (pseudo-code is fine) that given a starting node, advances to the next in-order node in a binary tree.

Please also provide a data-structure definition of a node.

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Given an n-ary tree, find the longest sequence in it. The sequence doesn't end to start at the root. It can go from leaf to leaf.

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Need to traverse below n-ary in postorder and throw error message if the node are cyclic

Node001

/ | \

/ | \

/ \ \

Node002 Node003 Node004

/ / | \

/ / | \

Node005 Node006 Node007 Node008

/

/

Node009

\

\

Node003

In above case it should through error because Node009 has child Node003 which is derived from it.

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Hi Implemented this sample code for N-ary postOrder Traversal.

Now i want to throw error statement id the parent node is dependent on child.

Can some one help

package dependencyAlgorithm;

import java.util.*;

public class Dependency

{

class MainRule

{

String ruleName;

ArrayList<MainRule> subrule;

public MainRule(String name)

{

this.ruleName=name;

subrule=new ArrayList<>();

}

}

public static void postOrder(MainRule rootRule)

{

Stack<List<MainRule>> stack = new Stack<>();

MainRule rule = rootRule;

List<MainRule> list = null;

while (true)

{

if(rule != null)

{

list = rule.subrule;

for(int i=0;i<list.size();i++)

{

if(rule.ruleName == list.get(i).ruleName)

break;

}

rule = null;

if(list!=null && list.size()>0)

{

//push the list in the stack (do not modify original tree structure).

stack.push(new ArrayList<>(list));

//get first item from this list

rule = stack.peek().get(0);

System.out.print("\n1 ListSize: "+list.size());

}

}

else if (!stack.isEmpty())

{

System.out.print("\n2 \n");

list = stack.pop();

System.out.print("\n2 ListSize: "+list.size());

rule = list.remove(0); //shift left

System.out.print("\n2.1 ListSize: "+list.size());

System.out.print("\n"+rule.ruleName+" ");

rule = null;

if(list.size()>0)

{

System.out.print("\n3 ListSize "+list.size());

stack.push(list); //push back remaining list into stack

rule = stack.peek().get(0); //prepare for next iteration

}

}

else

break;

}

System.out.println(rootRule.ruleName);

}

/*

Fml001

/ | \

/ | \

/ | \

Fml002 C001_Base Tot001

/ / | \

/ / | \

Fml003 Fml004 R001_Base R001_TxPat

/

/

Tot002

\

\

C001_TxPat

*/

public void createBinaryTree()

{

MainRule rootRule;

MainRule Fml001 =new MainRule("Fml001");

MainRule Fml002=new MainRule("Fml002");

MainRule Fml003=new MainRule("Fml003");

MainRule Fml004=new MainRule("Fml004");

MainRule C001_Base=new MainRule("C001_Base");

MainRule R001_Base=new MainRule("R001_Base");

MainRule Tot001=new MainRule("Tot001");

MainRule Tot002 =new MainRule("Tot002");

MainRule R001_TxPat =new MainRule("R001_TxPat");

MainRule C001_TxPat =new MainRule("C001_TxPat");

rootRule=Fml001;

rootRule.subrule.add(Fml002);

rootRule.subrule.add(C001_Base);

rootRule.subrule.add(Tot001);

Fml002.subrule.add(Fml003);

C001_Base.subrule.add(Fml004);

C001_Base.subrule.add(R001_Base);

C001_Base.subrule.add(R001_TxPat);

R001_Base.subrule.add(Tot002);

Tot002.subrule.add(C001_TxPat);

postOrder(rootRule);

}

public static void main(String[] args)

{

Dependency dependency=new Dependency();

// Creating a tree structure

System.out.println("Path Traversed:");

dependency.createBinaryTree();

}

}

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Given two (binary) trees, return the first pair of non-matching leaves

Tree 1: A, B, C, D, E, null, null

Tree 2: A, D, B

Output: (E,B)

- 3of 3 votes
Given a undirected graph with weights, return the sum of the weight of each path between two nodes (shortest path between two vertices). Assume there are no cycles.

Example:`Input: A | 1 B 2 / \ 3 C D Output: 18 since A to B has weight 1 A to C has weight 3 A to D has weight 4 B to C has weight 2 B to D has weight 3 C to D has weight 5`

Edit: Thanks, wangchenClark0512, forgot about C to D

Edit2: @Lukas, The question is just the sum of the shortest paths between two vertices. Also, all edges are positive.

Edit3: Assume the graph has no cycles, did not get to the follow-up, but follow-up probably is probably change your algorithm so that is works for cycles

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Suggest a data structure and implement efficient phrase search along with word search in a huge chunk of text.

- 6of 6 votes
You are given a graph with no cycles, each node representing different cities and there are stadiums for baseball games in all cities.

Each node contains a value representing the population of the city, and a list of neighbors. (feel free to extend data structure)

Every time there is a baseball game at a city, everyone from all the different cities will go to the city with the baseball game.

Return the maximum traffic between a city and its neighbours when there is a game at that city, for all cities. (Does not have to be sorted)

The total run-time after returning everything should be O(n).

Examples:`Input: 1 2 \ / 5 / \ 4 3 Output: 1 14 2 13 3 12 4 11 5 4 Input: 38 / 8 / 7 / 1 2 \ / \ 5 15 / \ 4 3 Output: 1 82 2 53 3 80 4 79 5 70 7 46 15 68 8 38 38 45`

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There are n number of conference rooms available in a company for the meeting. You need to book a meeting for a particular time slot. Write an algorithm to determine the number of conference rooms available for the meeting with given start time and end time.

Hint: any conference room with non- overlapping meeting will be selected.