VMWare Inc Interview Question for Software Engineers

Country: United States
Interview Type: Written Test

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interviewer's solution to 1st problem

public class CreateBinarySearchTree {

    private TreeNode root;

    public CreateBinarySearchTree() {

    //create a BST on order of elements in the array
    public CreateBinarySearchTree(int[] a) {
        for (int i : a) {

    private static class TreeNode {
        TreeNode left;
        int item;
        TreeNode right;

        TreeNode(TreeNode left, int item, TreeNode right) {
            this.left = left;
            this.right = right;
            this.item = item; 

    public void add(int item) {
        if (root == null) {
            root = new TreeNode(null, item, null);

        TreeNode node = root;
        while (true) {
            if (item < node.item) {
                if (node.left == null) {
                    node.left = new TreeNode(null, item, null);
                node = node.left;
            } else {
                if (node.right == null) {
                    node.right = new TreeNode(null, item, null);
                node = node.right;

	public String toString() {
    		return toString(root);

	private String toString(TreeNode node) {
    		if (node == null) {
        		return null;
   	 	return "[" + toString(node.left) + "," + node.item + "," + toString(node.right) + "]";

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