Objective: – Find the maximum sum leaf to root path in a Binary Tree. Means in all the paths from root to leaves, find the path which has the maximum sum.
Input: A binary tree
This solution will be divided into two parts
Find the leaf which has the maximum sum from root.
- Take a global variable maxLeaf and maxSum. (this maxLeaf will the node which has the maximum sum path and maxSum will the maximum sum.)
- Do the preorder traversal
- At each node, maintain a another variable sum = sum + root.data.
- When ever you reach to any leaf, check if sum>maxSum, if yes then update the maxLeaf and maxSum.
Print the path from root to that leaf.
Maximum Sum Leaf to Root path :18 Path : 8 6 3 1