# K Sum - Two Pointers

## Two Sum

https://leetcode.com/problems/two-sum/

### Greedy

class Solution {
public:
vector<int> twoSum(vector<int>& nums, int target) {
const int n = nums.size();
for (int i = 0; i < n - 1; i++) {
for (int j = i + 1; j < n; j++) {
if (nums[i] + nums[j] == target) {
return vector<int>{i, j};
}
}
}
throw "no combination";
}
};

### Hash Table

class Solution {
public:
vector<int> twoSum(vector<int>& nums, int target) {
const int n = nums.size();
unordered_map<int, int> m;
for (int i = 0; i < n; i++) {
const int complement = target - nums[i];
if (m.find(complement) != m.end()) {
return vector<int>{m[complement], i};
}
m[nums[i]] = i;
}
throw "no combination";
}
};

## Two Sum II - Input array is sorted

class Solution {
public:
vector<int> twoSum(vector<int>& numbers, int target) {
int l = 0;
int r = numbers.size() - 1;
while (l < r) {
const int sum = numbers[l] + numbers[r];
if (sum == target) {
return vector<int>{l + 1, r + 1};
} else if (sum < target) {
l++;
} else {
r--;
}
}
throw "no combination";
}
};

## 3Sum

class Solution {
int twoSumSmaller(vector<int> &nums, int start, int target) {
int count = 0;
int l = start;
int r = nums.size() - 1;
while (l < r) {
int sum = nums[l] + nums[r];
if (sum >= target) {
r--;
continue;
}
count += r - l;
l++;
}
return count;
}

public:
int threeSumSmaller(vector<int> &nums, int target) {
int count = 0;
sort(nums.begin(), nums.end());
const int n = nums.size();
for (int i = 0; i < n; i++) {
count += twoSumSmaller(nums, i + 1, target - nums[i]);
}
return count;
}
};

## 4Sum

class Solution {
vector<vector<int>> kSum(vector<int> &nums, int k, int start, int target) {
const int n = nums.size();
vector<vector<int>> results;
if (k == 2) {
// two sum
int l = start;
int r = n - 1;
while (l < r) {
const int sum = nums[l] + nums[r];
if (sum < target || (start < l && nums[l] == nums[l - 1])) {
l++;
} else if (target < sum || (r < n - 1 && nums[r] == nums[r + 1])) {
r--;
} else {
results.push_back(vector<int>{nums[l], nums[r]});
l++;
r--;
}
}
return results;
}
for (int i = start; i <= n - k; i++) {
if (i > start && nums[i - 1] == nums[i]) {
continue;
}
for (auto result : kSum(nums, k - 1, i + 1, target - nums[i])) {
result.insert(result.begin(), nums[i]);
results.push_back(result);
}
}

return results;
}

public:
vector<vector<int>> fourSum(vector<int> &nums, int target) {
sort(nums.begin(), nums.end());
auto results = kSum(nums, 4, 0, target);
return results;
}
};

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