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Trying to find depth of binary tree

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#1 sonar87


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 03:05 PM

I'm trying to write something to determine the largest depth of a binary tree but far have only ended up with one thing that keep giving back the number of nodes in the tree, and another, below, that is always one more or less off. After hours of trying to adjust this I could really use some advice..

void findthedepth(nodeoftree<node>* root, int* depthtotal, int* depthcurrent){

        int left = 0, right = 0;

       if( root == nullptr ){
           *depthtotal = 0;
           *depthcurrent = 0;

       findthedepth(root->rightp(), depthtotal, depthcurrent);
       right = *depthcurrent;

       *depthcurrent = 0;

       findthedepth(root->leftp(), depthtotal, depthcurrent);
       left = *depthcurrent;

       if (left > right){ 
           *depthtotal += left + 1;
       else { 
           *depthtotal += right + 1;


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