Short Problem Definition:
Determine whether a triangle can be built from a given set of edges.
expected worst-case time complexity is O(N*log(N));
expected worst-case space complexity is O(N)
By sorting the array, we have guaranteed that P+R > Q and Q+R > P (because R is always the biggest). Now what remains, is the proof that P+Q > R, that can be found out by traversing the array. The chance to find such a combination is with three adjacent values as they provide the highest P and Q.
def solution(A): if len(A) < 3: raise Exception("invalid input") A.sort() for i in xrange(len(A)-2): if A[i] + A[i+1] > A[i+2]: return 1 return 0
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