# TREE-HEIGHT-OF-A-BINARY-TREE hackerrank Solution - Correct, Optimal and Working

``````/*
*  Author: Arpit Bhayani
*  https://arpitbhayani.me
*/
#include <cmath>
#include <cstdio>
#include <cstdlib>
#include <climits>
#include <deque>
#include <iostream>
#include <list>
#include <limits>
#include <map>
#include <queue>
#include <set>
#include <stack>
#include <vector>

#define ll long long

#define MIN(a, b) a < b ? a : b
#define MAX(a, b) a > b ? a : b

using namespace std;

int i = 0;
char ch;
while((ch = getchar()) != '\n') {
str[i++] = ch;
}
str[i] = '\0';
return i;
}

struct node {
int data;
struct node * left;
struct node * right;
};

struct node * new_node(int v) {
struct node * t = (struct node *) calloc(1, sizeof(struct node));
t->data = v;
return t;
}

int max(int a, int b) {
return (a > b) ? a : b;
}

int height(struct node * root) {
if(root == NULL) {
return -1;
}
return 1 + max(height(root->left), height(root->right));
}

int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {
struct node * root = new_node(3);
root->left = new_node(2);
root->left->left = new_node(1);

root->right = new_node(5);
root->right->left = new_node(4);
root->right->right = new_node(6);

root->right->right->right = new_node(7);

printf("%d\n", height(root));

return 0;
}
``````