# C program to find the largest item in the binary tree

In this tutorial, we will learn how to find the largest item in the binary tree using C program? By Nidhi Last updated : August 10, 2023

## Problem statement

Create a binary tree, and then find the largest item from the binary tree.

## C program to find the largest item in the binary tree

The source code to find the largest item in the binary tree is given below. The given program is compiled and executed using GCC compile on UBUNTU 18.04 OS successfully.

```// C program to find the largest item
// in binary tree

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

typedef struct node {
int item;
struct node* left;
struct node* right;

} Node;

void AddNode(Node** root, int item)
{
Node* temp = *root;
Node* prev = *root;

if (*root == NULL) {
*root = (Node*)malloc(sizeof(Node));

(*root)->item = item;
(*root)->left = (*root)->right = NULL;
}
else {
while (temp != NULL) {
if (item > temp->item) {
prev = temp;
temp = temp->right;
}
else {
prev = temp;
temp = temp->left;
}
}
temp = (Node*)malloc(sizeof(Node));
temp->item = item;

if (item >= prev->item)
prev->right = temp;
else
prev->left = temp;
}
}

void FindLarge(Node* root, int* large)
{
if (root != NULL) {
FindLarge(root->left, large);

if (*large < root->item)
*large = root->item;

printf("%d ", root->item);
FindLarge(root->right, large);
}
}

int main()
{
Node* root = NULL;

int large = 0;

AddNode(&root, 10);
AddNode(&root, 20);
AddNode(&root, 60);
AddNode(&root, 50);
AddNode(&root, 40);

printf("Inorder traversing:\n");
FindLarge(root, &large);

printf("\nLargest item is: %d\n", large);

return 0;
}
```

## Output

```Inorder traversing:
10 20 40 50 60
Largest item is: 60
```

## Explanation

Here, we created a self-referential structure to implement a Binary Tree, a function to add a node into the binary tree, and a recursive function FindLarge() to find the largest item from the binary tree.

In the main() function, we created a binary search tree and called the function FindLarge() to find the largest item from the binary tree.

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