# LOWEST-COMMON-ANCESTOR-OF-A-BINARY-SEARCH-TREE leetcode 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 readline(char *str) {
int i = 0;
char ch;
while((ch = getchar()) != '\n') {
str[i++] = ch;
}
str[i] = '\0';
return i;
}

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

struct node * new_node(int val) {
struct node *t = (struct node *) malloc(sizeof(struct node));
t->val = val;
t->left = t->right = NULL;
return t;
}

struct node * lowestCommonAncestor(struct node * root, struct node * p, struct node * q) {
if(root == NULL) {
return NULL;
}

if(root->val < p->val && root->val < q->val) {
return lowestCommonAncestor(root->right, p, q);
}

if(root->val > p->val && root->val > q->val) {
return lowestCommonAncestor(root->left, p, q);
}

return root;
}

int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {
struct node * root = NULL;

root = new_node(2);
root->left = new_node(1);
root->right = new_node(3);

lowestCommonAncestor(root, root->left, root->left);

return 0;
}
``````