Assignment 3: Binary Search Tree
Due: Sep 24, 11.55PM
(Submit at moodle.)
Suppose you are given a binary tree which has (all distinct) integer
values in its nodes. We say it is a binary search tree if all the numbers
in the right subtree of a node have values greater than the root and all
the numbers in the left subtree have values smaller than the root (as
discussed in class).
In this assignment you will be given a binary tree with numbers at nodes
and you will have to check if the binary satisfies the condition of being
a binary search tree.
NOTE: If the tree is not a binary search tree your program should point
out where the condition fails i.e. it should return the value at a given
node and another value from either its left subtree (which is greater than
the value at the node) or its right subtree (which is less than the value
at the node).
The input will be given by file. The format will be as follows:
Each node will specified along with the values at its two children:
e.g. (2:1,4) is a node whose left child has value 1 and right child
has value 4 in it. If a node does not have a particular child then the
value null will appear e.g. if a node with value 20 has a left child
with value 5 and no right child, you will fine (20:5,null) in the
There will be no specified order on the tuples given in the input i.e.
you will not specifically be told what the root is. You will have to
find the root by checking to see which value does not appear as a
child of any other value e.g. consider: (10:7,12), (1:null,10),
(7:null,null), (12:null,null). In this tree, the root is 1 because it
has no parent.
If the input does not constitute a valid binary tree your program
should point out the error and say which node is not properly
specified. Consider the example: (10:7,12), (1:null,10),
(7:null,null). Here 12 appears as a child but the input doesn't
specify what its children are. This is an error in the input and your
program should catch it.
- You have to take the input and make a binary tree out of it first and
then check for the condition i.e. your assignment should contain a
binary tree implementation and an algorithm for traversing the binary
tree to check for the condition.
You are allowed to read up on the binary tree implementation from the
book but you have to type it in and test it yourself.
The honor code must be follow for all assignments
The program should work on linux with java 1.6 (You could test it on
one of the computer center machines or one of the CSE general computing