# Longest Increasing Path in Binary Tree & follow up

• Longest Increasing Path in Binary Tree 1

``````class Solution {
int helper(TreeNode* root, int target, int count) {
if (root == nullptr) return 1;
count = root->val == target ? count + 1 : 1;
int left = help(root->left, root->val + 1, count);
int right = help(root->right, root->val + 1, count);
return max(max(left, right), count);
}

int longestConsecutive(TreeNode* root) {
if (root == nullptr)  return 0;
return max(helper(root->left, root->val + 1, 1), helper(root->right, root->val + 1, 1));
}
};

``````

Iterative Solution

``````class Solution {
public:
int longestConsecutive(TreeNode* root) {
if (!root) return 0;
int res = 0;
queue<TreeNode*> q;
q.push(root);
while (!q.empty()) {
int len = 1;
TreeNode *t = q.front(); q.pop();
while ((t->left && t->left->val == t->val + 1) || (t->right && t->right->val == t->val + 1)) {
if (t->left && t->left->val == t->val + 1) {
if (t->right) q.push(t->right);
t = t->left;
} else if (t->right && t->right->val == t->val + 1) {
if (t->left) q.push(t->left);
t = t->right;
}
++len;
}
if (t->left) q.push(t->left);
if (t->right) q.push(t->right);
res = max(res, len);
}
return res;
}
};

``````

Longest Increasing Path in Binary Tree 2

the path could include the path from root to leaf also could be leaf to root longest consective increasing sequence in binary tree.(start point happen anywhere in the node, not necessary start from root)

1. 从左子树到当前节点到右子树的连续递增序列，
2. 或者左子树到根到右子树的连续递减序列。
所以要知道4个值 ：
1. 一个是左子树连续递增的序列的count，
2. 一个是左子树连续递减的序列的count，
3. 右子树连续递增序列的count
4. 和右子树连续递减的count。

左子树连续递增count ＋ 当前节点＋ 右子树连续递减count ＝左子树到根到右子树的连续递减序列
左子树连续递减count ＋ 当前节点 ＋ 右子树连续递增count ＝ 左子树到根到右子树的连续递增序列

left_big : the increasing sequence starting from the root node in the left sub tree
left_small :　the decreasing sequence starting from the root node in the right sub tree

``````
class Solution {
int longestConsecutive2(TreeNode* root) {
if (root == nullptr) return 0;
int left = 0, left_big = 0,  left_small = 0;
int right = 0, right_bit = 0, right_small = 0;
dfs(root->left, root->val, left, left_big, left_small, root->val);
dfs(root->right, root->val, right, right_big, right_small, root->val);
int result = max(left, right, left_big + 1 + right_small, right_big + 1 + left_small);
return result;
}

void dfs(TreeNode* root, int val, int& cnt, int& cnt_big, int& cnt_small, int prev_val) {
if (root == nullptr) {
cnt = 0;
cnt_big = 0;
cnt_small = 0;
return;
}

int cnt_left, cnt_right, cnt_left_big, cnt_left_small, cnt_right_big, cnt_right_small;
dfs(root->left, root->val, cnt_left, cnt_left_big, cnt_left_small, root->val);
dfs(root->right, root->val, cnt_right, cnt_right_big, cnt_right_small, root->val);

int result = max(cnt_left, cnt_right, cnt_left_big + 1 + cnt_right_small, cnt_right_big + 1 + cnt_left_small);

//record the increasing path
if(root->val == prev_val + 1) {
cnt = result;
cnt_big = max(cnt_left_big, cnt_right_big) + 1;
cnt_small = 0;
return;
}
//record the decreasing path
else if (root->val == prev_val - 1) {
cnt = result;
cnt_big = 0;
cnt_small = max(cnt_left_small, cnt_right_small) + 1;
return;
}
else {
cnt = result;
cnt_big = 0;
cnt_small = 0;
return;
}
}
};

``````

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