Check out the resources on the page's right side to learn more about binary search trees. The video tutorial is by Gayle Laakmann McDowell, author of the best-selling interview book Cracking the Coding Interview.
For the purposes of this challenge, we define a binary search tree to be a binary tree with the following ordering properties:
The value of every node in a node's left subtree is less than the data value of that node.
The value of every node in a node's right subtree is greater than the data value of that node.
Given the root node of a binary tree, can you determine if it's also a binary search tree?
Complete the function in your editor below, which has parameter: a pointer to the root of a binary tree. It must return a boolean denoting whether or not the binary tree is a binary search tree. You may have to write one or more helper functions to complete this challenge.
Note: We do not consider a binary tree to be a binary search tree if it contains duplicate values.
You are not responsible for reading any input from stdin. Hidden code stubs will assemble a binary tree and pass its root node to your function as an argument.
You are not responsible for printing any output to stdout. Your function must return true if the tree is a binary search tree; otherwise, it must return false. Hidden code stubs will print this result as a Yes or No answer on a new line.
The tree in the diagram satisfies the ordering property for a Binary Search Tree, so we print Yes.