# Print middle level of perfect binary tree without finding height

Given a perfect binary tree, print nodes of middle level without computing its height. A perfect binary tree is a binary tree in which all interior nodes have two children and all leaves have the same depth or same level. Output : 4 5 6 7

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The idea is similar to method 2 of finding middle of singly linked list.

Use fast and slow (or tortoise) pointers in each route of a the tree.
1. Advance fast pointer towards leaf by 2.
2. Advance slow pointer towards lead by 1.
3. If fast pointer reaches the leaf print value at slow pointer
4. Call recursively the next route.

## C++

 `#include ` `using` `namespace` `std; ` `  `  `/* A binary tree node has key, pointer to left ` `   ``child and a pointer to right child */` `struct` `Node ` `{ ` `    ``int` `key; ` `    ``struct` `Node* left, *right; ` `}; ` `  `  `/* To create a newNode of tree and return pointer */` `struct` `Node* newNode(``int` `key) ` `{ ` `    ``Node* temp = ``new` `Node; ` `    ``temp->key = key; ` `    ``temp->left = temp->right = NULL; ` `    ``return` `(temp); ` `} ` ` `  `// Takes two parameters - same initially and ` `// calls recursively ` `void` `printMiddleLevelUtil(Node* a, Node* b) ` `{ ` `    ``// Base case e ` `    ``if` `(a == NULL || b == NULL) ` `            ``return``; ` `  `  `    ``// Fast pointer has reached the leaf so print ` `    ``// value at slow pointer ` `    ``if` `((b->left == NULL) && (b->right == NULL)) ` `    ``{ ` `        ``cout << a->key << ``" "``; ` `        ``return``; ` `    ``} ` `  `  `    ``// Recursive call ` `    ``// root.left.left and root.left.right will ` `    ``// print same value ` `    ``// root.right.left and root.right.right ` `    ``// will print same value ` `    ``// So we use any one of the condition ` `    ``printMiddleLevelUtil(a->left, b->left->left); ` `    ``printMiddleLevelUtil(a->right, b->left->left);     ` `} ` ` `  `// Main printing method that take a Tree as input ` `void` `printMiddleLevel(Node* node) ` `{ ` `    ``printMiddleLevelUtil(node, node); ` `}  ` ` `  ` `  `// Driver program to test above functions ` `int` `main() ` `{ ` `     `  `    ``Node* n1 = newNode(1); ` `    ``Node* n2 = newNode(2); ` `    ``Node* n3 = newNode(3); ` `    ``Node* n4 = newNode(4); ` `    ``Node* n5 = newNode(5); ` `    ``Node* n6 = newNode(6); ` `    ``Node* n7 = newNode(7); ` ` `  `    ``n2->left = n4; ` `    ``n2->right = n5; ` `    ``n3->left = n6; ` `    ``n3->right = n7; ` `    ``n1->left = n2; ` `    ``n1->right = n3; ` ` `  `    ``printMiddleLevel(n1);    ` `} ` ` `  `// This code is contributed by Prasad Kshirsagar        `

## Java

 `// Tree node definition ` `class` `Node ` `{ ` `    ``public` `int` `key; ` `    ``public` `Node left; ` `    ``public` `Node right; ` `    ``public` `Node(``int` `val) ` `    ``{ ` `        ``this``.left = ``null``; ` `        ``this``.right = ``null``; ` `        ``this``.key = val; ` `    ``} ` `} ` ` `  `public` `class` `PrintMiddle ` `{ ` `    ``// Takes two parameters - same initially and ` `    ``// calls recursively ` `    ``private` `static` `void` `printMiddleLevelUtil(Node a, ` `                                             ``Node b) ` `    ``{ ` `        ``// Base case e ` `        ``if` `(a == ``null` `|| b == ``null``) ` `            ``return``; ` ` `  `        ``// Fast pointer has reached the leaf so print ` `        ``// value at slow pointer ` `        ``if` `((b.left == ``null``) && (b.right == ``null``)) ` `        ``{ ` `            ``System.out.print(a.key + ``" "``); ` `            ``return``; ` `        ``} ` ` `  `        ``// Recursive call ` `        ``// root.left.left and root.left.right will ` `        ``// print same value ` `        ``// root.right.left and root.right.right ` `        ``// will print same value ` `        ``// So we use any one of the condition ` `        ``printMiddleLevelUtil(a.left, b.left.left); ` `        ``printMiddleLevelUtil(a.right, b.left.left); ` `    ``} ` ` `  `    ``// Main printing method that take a Tree as input ` `    ``public` `static` `void` `printMiddleLevel(Node node) ` `    ``{ ` `        ``printMiddleLevelUtil(node, node); ` `    ``} ` ` `  `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args) ` `    ``{ ` `        ``Node n1 = ``new` `Node(``1``); ` `        ``Node n2 = ``new` `Node(``2``); ` `        ``Node n3 = ``new` `Node(``3``); ` `        ``Node n4 = ``new` `Node(``4``); ` `        ``Node n5 = ``new` `Node(``5``); ` `        ``Node n6 = ``new` `Node(``6``); ` `        ``Node n7 = ``new` `Node(``7``); ` ` `  `        ``n2.left = n4; ` `        ``n2.right = n5; ` `        ``n3.left = n6; ` `        ``n3.right = n7; ` `        ``n1.left = n2; ` `        ``n1.right = n3; ` ` `  `        ``printMiddleLevel(n1); ` `    ``} ` `} `

Output:

```2 3
```

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