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Abhishek Chaudhary

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# Binary Tree Tilt

Given the `root` of a binary tree, return the sum of every tree node's tilt.

The tilt of a tree node is the absolute difference between the sum of all left subtree node values and all right subtree node values. If a node does not have a left child, then the sum of the left subtree node values is treated as `0`. The rule is similar if the node does not have a right child.

Example 1:

Input: root = [1,2,3]
Output: 1
Explanation:
Tilt of node 2 : |0-0| = 0 (no children)
Tilt of node 3 : |0-0| = 0 (no children)
Tilt of node 1 : |2-3| = 1 (left subtree is just left child, so sum is 2; right subtree is just right child, so sum is 3)
Sum of every tilt : 0 + 0 + 1 = 1

Example 2:

Input: root = [4,2,9,3,5,null,7]
Output: 15
Explanation:
Tilt of node 3 : |0-0| = 0 (no children)
Tilt of node 5 : |0-0| = 0 (no children)
Tilt of node 7 : |0-0| = 0 (no children)
Tilt of node 2 : |3-5| = 2 (left subtree is just left child, so sum is 3; right subtree is just right child, so sum is 5)
Tilt of node 9 : |0-7| = 7 (no left child, so sum is 0; right subtree is just right child, so sum is 7)
Tilt of node 4 : |(3+5+2)-(9+7)| = |10-16| = 6 (left subtree values are 3, 5, and 2, which sums to 10; right subtree values are 9 and 7, which sums to 16)
Sum of every tilt : 0 + 0 + 0 + 2 + 7 + 6 = 15

Example 3:

Input: root = [21,7,14,1,1,2,2,3,3]
Output: 9

Constraints:

• The number of nodes in the tree is in the range `[0, 104]`.
• `-1000 <= Node.val <= 1000`

SOLUTION:

``````# Definition for a binary tree node.
# class TreeNode:
#     def __init__(self, val=0, left=None, right=None):
#         self.val = val
#         self.left = left
#         self.right = right
class Solution:
def sumOfTree(self, root):
if root:
return root.val + self.sumOfTree(root.left) + self.sumOfTree(root.right)
return 0

def findTilt(self, root: Optional[TreeNode]) -> int:
if root:
l = self.sumOfTree(root.left)
r = self.sumOfTree(root.right)
return abs(l - r) + self.findTilt(root.left) + self.findTilt(root.right)
else:
return 0
``````