kl. kl. - 7 days ago 6
C# Question

Find duplicates between arrays

Assume you are given two arrays of integers of constant length which is 3, and you are always sure that two elements of the given two arrray will have same values.

so assume array A has three values: a, b, c.
and array B has three values: d, e, f.

we are sure that two of the values will be same. we are asked to put these four different values in an array of size 4, such that output array C, should have in indices 1 and 2 the same values from arrays A and B. and at indices 0 and 3 it should have the different values of array A and B. i have implemented it, but really not satisfied with this solution... does anyone has better solution idea? except the one that would put my counters in array... :)

int[] a = { 1, 201, 354 };
int[] b = { 404, 201, 354 };

int[] c = new int[4];

for (int i = 0; i < c.Length; i++)
{
Console.WriteLine(c[i]);
}

Answer

I'm sorry, I re-read more closely and I think this is what you want. Please advise. :)

int[] same = a.Intersect(b).ToArray(); ;
int[] diff = a.Union(b).Except(same).ToArray();
int[] c = new int[] { diff[0], same[0], same[1], diff[1] };
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