# Leetcode: Minimum Depth of Binary Tree

Minimum Depth of Binary Tree

Given a binary tree, find its minimum depth.

The minimum depth is the number of nodes along the shortest path from the root node down to the nearest leaf node.

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```## Blog link: https://code.dennyzhang.com/minimum-depth-of-binary-tree
# Definition for a binary tree node.
# class TreeNode(object):
#     def __init__(self, x):
#         self.val = x
#         self.left = None
#         self.right = None

class Solution(object):
def minDepth(self, root):
"""
:type root: TreeNode
:rtype: int
"""
## Idea: DFS
## Complexity:
depth = None
if root is None:
return 0
if (root.left is None) and (root.right is None):
return 1
elif (root.left is None):
return self.minDepth(root.right)+1
elif (root.right is None):
return self.minDepth(root.left)+1
else:
return min(self.minDepth(root.left)+1, self.minDepth(root.right)+1)
```

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