Flatten Binary Tree to Linked List

Understand and solve the interview question "Flatten Binary Tree to Linked List".


We are given the root of a binary tree. We have to flatten the tree into a linked list. The left child of the linked list is always nil, and the right child points to the next node in the list. The nodes in the linked list should be in the same order as the pre-order traversal of the given binary tree.


  • -100 <= Node.val <= 100
  • The tree contains nodes in the range [0, 2000].

Let’s see how a flattened tree looks like in the illustration below:

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