Check if a Binary Tree (not BST) has duplicate value in C++

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Consider we have a binary tree, this binary tree is not a BST. We have to check whether the binary tree contains same element more than one time or not. To solve this, we will use hashing. We will traverse the given tree, for each node, we will check whether the node is present in the table or not, if that is already present, then return false, otherwise true.


 Live Demo

#include <iostream>
#include <unordered_set>
using namespace std;
class Node {
   int data;
   Node *left;
   Node *right;
Node* getNode(int data){
   Node *newNode = new Node;
   newNode->data = data;
   newNode->left = NULL;
   newNode->right = NULL;
   return newNode;
bool hasDuplicateHelper(Node *root, unordered_set<int> &s){
   if(root == NULL)
      return false;
   if (s.find(root->data) != s.end())
      return true;
   return hasDuplicateHelper(root->left, s) ||  hasDuplicateHelper(root->right, s);
bool hasDuplicate(Node *root){
   unordered_set<int> s;
   return hasDuplicateHelper(root, s);
int main() {
   Node *root = getNode(10);
   root->left = getNode(20);
   root->right = getNode(20);
   root->left->left = getNode(30);
   if (hasDuplicate(root))
      cout << "The tree has duplicate elements.";
      cout << "The tree has no duplicate elements.";


The tree has duplicate elements.
Published on 22-Oct-2019 12:35:10