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Abhishek Chaudhary

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# Merge Two Sorted Lists

You are given the heads of two sorted linked lists `list1` and `list2`.

Merge the two lists in a one sorted list. The list should be made by splicing together the nodes of the first two lists.

Return the head of the merged linked list.

Example 1:

Input: list1 = [1,2,4], list2 = [1,3,4]
Output: [1,1,2,3,4,4]

Example 2:

Input: list1 = [], list2 = []
Output: []

Example 3:

Input: list1 = [], list2 = [0]
Output: [0]

Constraints:

• The number of nodes in both lists is in the range `[0, 50]`.
• `-100 <= Node.val <= 100`
• Both `list1` and `list2` are sorted in non-decreasing order.

SOLUTION:

``````# Definition for singly-linked list.
# class ListNode:
#     def __init__(self, val=0, next=None):
#         self.val = val
#         self.next = next
class Solution:
def mergeTwoLists(self, l1, l2):
if l1 and l2:
a, b = l1, l2
if b.val < a.val:
a, b = b, a
a.next = self.mergeTwoLists(a.next, b)
return a
return l1 or l2
``````