Technical Interview Problems in Python: Linked Lists
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Linked lists are a sequential data structure. A linked list consists of nodes which store data and a link to another node. Each node knows its location, what value it holds, and where to find the n…
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Start by extending the functionality of the LinkedList class. Write a method to insert a node anywhere in the linked list based on an input number. 0 means inserting at the head, 1 is the node foll…
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For our second problem, we’ll continue extending our LinkedList class. Write a method which returns the node that is n nodes from the tail of the linked list. If n is 0, we would return the t…
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Our next problem assumes a sorted linked list. Nodes held at .next will have values greater than or equal to the current node’s value. Write a method on the LinkedList class which removes all dupl…
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The next problem involves working with two different linked lists. You’ll need to write a function outside of the LinkedList class. Given two sorted linked lists as input, your function should r…
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Nodes within a linked list can be referenced multiple times. We’ll explore this idea with a partially merged linked list. # a -> b # \ # -> c -> e # / # d -> f In this exam…
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What if instead of progressing through nodes from head to tail, we wanted to move from tail to head? We can reverse a linked list to make this the default traversal! Let’s examine what we’ll need …
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As we saw with the merge point problem, more than one node can reference another node. These references can create a cycle in the linked list where the traversal will loop back on itself. # -…
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For our last problem, we’re going to pretend that each node in a linked list holds the digit of a number. The tail node holds the most significant digit and the head node holds the least significan…
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Linked lists are a sequential data structure like lists, but they store data in a different way. Lists store data sequentially in the computer’s memory. Linked lists track the internal memory addre…

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