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Tech interview prep on leetCode... I solved this but wanted to read the optimal solution. I check the Solution page..... đ đ âšī¸ đŖ đ đ đĢ đŠ đŠ đĻ đ§ đŽ đŦ đŦ đĩ https://leetcode.com/problems/... The way I solved it, basically just did a merge of the 2 lists as is iterates thru them... Ialright i need a break after i try to understand this... btw, tech/CS workers, when you approach a real problem do you think like this? Solve the problems in Big O and math symbols?

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@fuck2code so how do you understand this like conceptually/English. i cant understand the explanation in the Solution. You have 2 Sorted lists and somehow you can use binary search to find the mid.

Usually i think, how would i do this manually. And the solution is merge them both.

And then I realize i only need to check the middle values so I only have to merge until i reach half the total length.
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But the other question i had was like at Google, Apple, tech companies, is this what the source code looks like... and the documentation?
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@billgates I also go with my intuition and how I would solve it manually and try to implement that.
Apparently that's not enough đ
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This looks cool. Ill have a look later :)
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@c3ypt1c sorry I ruined a nice #
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If I need this kind of math I use the wrong approach, language or I'm doing something wrong in general.
There was once something we call KISS. I feel like as soon as there is an interview or a math teacher around we completely forget this.

Artificial complexity I would call it. Problems designed to be completely stupid complex (which isn't a bad thing) without any consideration if the problem has a real-life use even (which is a bad thing)
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@daintycode yes my biggest complaint is that you'll never this on the job units you're an algo designer and well I have no interest in being one...