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Interview Question

Software Engineering Interview Boston, MA

Given a list of integers how would you implement an

  efficient method to figure if there are duplicates?

Interview Answer

2 Answers


Sort the list and search side-by-side for duplicates ( O nlog(n) )

Interview Candidate on May 14, 2015

Instead how about adding all elements in a hash-map as key and value 1 in the beginning and increment for every duplicate O(n) and then picking up the hashmap key with value > 1 which O(1)

Answer on Feb 1, 2016

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