user3408536 - 2 months ago 8

Java Question

I'm building a program to determine how many red nodes are in a red black tree. I have already implemented a RED BLACK BST which builds the tree after reading a text input. I'm stuck on how to count the number of red nodes? I know the red nodes can only be left leaning and a red parent node can't have a red child. What would be the appropriate method on attacking this problem?

Answer

A recursive solution would look like this:

```
public static int countRed(Node node) {
int nbRed = 0;
if (node == null) {
return 0;
}
nbRed += countRed(node.left);
nbRed += countRed(node.right);
if(node.isRed()){
nbRed++;
}
return nbRed;
}
```