# Find max path sum from two leaves [closed]

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Given a binary tree in which each node element contains a number. Find the maximum possible sum from one leaf node to another.

class TreeNode:
def __init__(self, x=None):
self.val = x
self.left = None
self.right = None

def maxPathSum(root: TreeNode) -> int:
res = float('-inf')

def traversal(node, pathsum):
nonlocal res

if node is None:
return 0
if node.left is None and node.right is None:
return node.val
ln_value = traversal(node.left, pathsum)
rn_value = traversal(node.right, pathsum)
if node.left is not None and node.right is not None:
res = max(res, node.val + ln_value + rn_value)
return max(ln_value, rn_value) + node.val

if node.left is None:
return rn_value + node.val
else:
return ln_value + node.val

traversal(root, res)
return res


## closed as off-topic by Austin Hastings, esote, pacmaninbw, яүυк, HeslacherApr 25 at 9:28

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• This code won't work on the example given behind your link. (Or any example with a half-full node.) Perhaps you should debug it more before asking for a review. – Austin Hastings Apr 21 at 20:00
• my bad post the wrong code. updated already. any good idea how to handle to res if not using nonlocal? – A.Lee Apr 21 at 21:10
• Return a tuple. And it still doesn't work, I think. What if your tree is (10, (-1), (-1))? – Austin Hastings Apr 21 at 22:54
• what do you mean return a tuple? – A.Lee Apr 22 at 19:47
• A tuple is a built-in Python type. There is syntactic sugar for constructing them, so you can do something like: return (1, 2) – Austin Hastings Apr 22 at 19:49