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Abhishek Chaudhary

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# Maximum Depth of N-ary Tree

Given a n-ary tree, find its maximum depth.

The maximum depth is the number of nodes along the longest path from the root node down to the farthest leaf node.

Nary-Tree input serialization is represented in their level order traversal, each group of children is separated by the null value (See examples).

Example 1:

Input: root = [1,null,3,2,4,null,5,6]
Output: 3

Example 2:

Input: root = [1,null,2,3,4,5,null,null,6,7,null,8,null,9,10,null,null,11,null,12,null,13,null,null,14]
Output: 5

Constraints:

• The total number of nodes is in the range `[0, 104]`.
• The depth of the n-ary tree is less than or equal to `1000`.

SOLUTION:

``````"""
# Definition for a Node.
class Node:
def __init__(self, val=None, children=None):
self.val = val
self.children = children
"""

class Solution:
def maxDepth(self, root: 'Node') -> int:
if root:
mdepth = 1
if root.children:
for c in root.children:
curr = 1 + self.maxDepth(c)
mdepth = max(mdepth, curr)
return mdepth
return 0
``````