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Think of it this way, @marcotuliorr. Imagine if that '3' node had three consecutive children "7 - 8 - 9" (each node is the left child of its parent.) Would that branch cross over the long "4 - 5 - 6" branch and make the top-down view of the tree "9 - 2 - 1 - 3 - 6"? Of course not!

Every node's child must retain the positional properties of its parent, I.E. if 2 is to the left of 1, then 4 and 5 must also be to the left of 1. If 5 is to the left of 1, 6 must be to the left of 1 as well, etc. There's no way a branch not on the leftmost or rightmost path could be visible from the top down.

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Think of it this way, @marcotuliorr. Imagine if that '3' node had three consecutive children "7 - 8 - 9" (each node is the left child of its parent.) Would that branch cross over the long "4 - 5 - 6" branch and make the top-down view of the tree "9 - 2 - 1 - 3 - 6"? Of course not!

Every node's child must retain the positional properties of its parent, I.E. if 2 is to the left of 1, then 4 and 5 must also be to the left of 1. If 5 is to the left of 1, 6 must be to the left of 1 as well, etc. There's no way a branch not on the leftmost or rightmost path could be visible from the top down.

That makes sense. "For all nodes, everything down the right branch is to the node's right; Everything down the left branch is to the node's left."

It makes sense if you think of it in the context of a binary search tree, and left and right as less than and greater than.