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Minimum Depth Of Binary Tree

Contributed by
Anish De
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yellow-spark
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Avg time to solve 20 mins
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Problem Statement

You have been given a Binary Tree of integers, find the minimum depth of this Binary Tree. The minimum depth of a Binary Tree is the number of nodes along the shortest path from the root node down to the nearest leaf node.

Note:
A leaf is a node with no children.
For example:
For the given binary tree

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Output: 2
The shortest path is from root node 1 to leaf node 2 which contains 2 nodes in the path. Hence, the minimum depth is 2.
Detailed explanation ( Input/output format, Notes, Constraints, Images )
Sample Input 1:
3
1 2 3 4 -1 5 6 -1 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
1 2 3 -1 -1 -1 -1
1 2 -1 3 -1 -1 -1
Sample Output 1:
3
2
3
Explanation For Sample Input 1:
For the first test case, the given tree is

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There are two shortest paths from the root to the leaf node i.e. {1 -> 3 -> 5} and {1 -> 3 -> 6}. Both paths contain 3 nodes, hence the minimum depth of this binary tree is 3.
Sample Input 2:
1
1 2 -1 3 -1 -1 -1
Sample Output 2:
3
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