In my previous articles(You can find these links down below this article), I have discussed about Tree Terminologies and Binary Tree.

In this article we are going to discuss the Code for Binary Tree Representation and Different types of Traversals(INORDER, PREORDER, POSTORDER).

Traversal is a process to visit all the nodes of a tree and may print their values too. Because, all nodes are connected via edges (links) we always start from the root (head) node. That is, we cannot randomly access a node in a tree. There are three ways which we use to traverse a tree

**In-order Traversal****Pre-order Traversal****Post-order Traversal**

Generally, we traverse a tree to search or locate a given item or key in the tree or to print all the values it contains.

In this traversal method, the left subtree is visited first, then the root and later the right sub-tree. We should always remember that every node may represent a subtree itself.

If a binary tree is traversed in-order, the output will produce sorted key values in an ascending order.

We start from A, and following in-order traversal, we move to its left subtree B. B is also traversed in-order. The process goes on until all the nodes are visited. The output of inorder traversal of this tree will be

*D->B->E->A->F->C->G*

Until all nodes are traversed

Step 1 Recursively traverse left subtree.

Step 2 Visit root node.

Step 3 Recursively traverse right subtree.

In this traversal method, the root node is visited first, then the left subtree and finally the right subtree.

We start from A, and following pre-order traversal, we first visit A itself and then move to its left subtree B. B is also traversed pre-order. The process goes on until all the nodes are visited. The output of pre-order traversal of this tree will be

*A->B->D->E->C->F->G*

Until all nodes are traversed

Step 1 Visit root node.

Step 2 Recursively traverse left subtree.

Step 3 Recursively traverse right subtree.

In this traversal method, the root node is visited last, hence the name. First we traverse the left subtree, then the right subtree and finally the root node.

We start from A, and following Post-order traversal, we first visit the left subtree B. B is also traversed post-order. The process goes on until all the nodes are visited. The output of post-order traversal of this tree will be

*D->E->B->F->G->C->A*

Until all nodes are traversed

Step 1 Recursively traverse left subtree.

Step 2 Recursively traverse right subtree.

Step 3 Visit root node.

/*C++ Program for different tree traversals */

#include <iostream>

using namespace std;/* A binary tree node has data, pointer to left child

and a pointer to right child */

struct Node {

int data;

Node* left;

Node* right;

/*For initializing the Node*/

Node(int val)

{

data = val;

left = NULL;

right = NULL;

}

};/* Given a binary tree, print its nodes in preorder*/

void preorder(Node* rt)

{

if(rt!=NULL)

{

cout<<rt->data<<" ";

preorder(rt->left);

preorder(rt->right);

}

}/* Given a binary tree, print its nodes in inorder*/

void inorder(Node* rt)

{

if(rt!=NULL)

{

inorder(rt->left);

cout<<rt->data<<" ";

inorder(rt->right);

}

}/* Given a binary tree, print its nodes in postorder*/

void postorder(Node* rt)

{

if(rt!=NULL)

{

postorder(rt->left);

postorder(rt->right);

cout<<rt->data<<" ";

}

}/* DRIVER FUNCTION */

int main()

{

/*Insert the Elements according to the Tree (Picture)*/

Node* root = new Node(1);

root->left = new Node(2);

root->right = new Node(3);

root->left->left = new Node(4);

root->left->right = new Node(5);

cout << "\nInorder traversal of binary tree is \n";

inorder(root);

cout << "\nPreorder traversal of binary tree is \n";

preorder(root);

cout << "\npostorder traversal of binary tree is \n";

postorder(root);

return 0;

}

Output :

`Inorder traversal of binary tree is`

4 2 5 1 3

Preorder traversal of binary tree is

1 2 4 5 3

postorder traversal of binary tree is

4 5 2 3 1

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