In the world of computer science a tree looks like this! 😆

If you are given a list of numbers like [2, 8, 12, 17, 22, 29, 32] and suppose you need to find the closest number to a given target value, then you can use a BST.

off course you know BST is a **Data Structure & Binary means “two things”**. How does it look on paper?

` 17`

/ \

8 29

/ \ / \

2 12 22 32

Looks like a Pyramid, right? then why everyone is calling it a Tree? may be due to the branches. idk! 🤷♂️

the same tree can also be represented as below

` 2`

\

8

\

12

\

17

\

22

\

29

\

32

looks like a Staircase! Geniuses are saying that this is also a tree!

Now you may be thinking, why do we need to represent data in a BST? We have **linked list**, right?

You are correct. If the input data is already sorted, using a Binary Search Tree (BST) might not be the best choice in terms of efficiency and balance. This is because a sorted input can lead to the creation of a degenerate BST, which essentially becomes a linked list.