LeetCode - Two Sum O(n) Solution in Java


Problem

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Given an array of integers, return indices of the two numbers such that they add up to a specific target.
You may assume that each input would have exactly one solution, and you may not use the same element twice.
Example:
Given nums = [2, 7, 11, 15], target = 9,

Because nums[0] + nums[1] = 2 + 7 = 9,
return [0, 1].


Solution:

The idea is to maintain a hash map to store the elements that you have seen as we iterate over the array. For every number we try to see if we have a complement i.e (target-current no) in our hash map. If we find the number in our hash map, we have our answer.

Space Complexity: O(n)
Time Complexity: O(n)


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