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Why not sorting the data first? If it is sorted, you can easily do a dichotomic search for the second number and get O(n(log(n)). Because sorting can be done in the same complexity, you get something better than the O(n2) algorithm above, with a space complexity of O(1)

You could also sort using a binary tree, then it becomes trivial to search for the second number in the tree while keeping the same complexity (with a space complexity of O(n) though)

If you use the map solution of Andrei, you don't know how much space the map will take (it depends on the implementation) but with a time complexity of O(n). If you use the set, you will get the same thing as my first solution.

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