# Posts tagged as “prev”

You are given two linked lists: list1 and list2 of sizes n and m respectively.

Remove list1‘s nodes from the ath node to the bth node, and put list2 in their place.

The blue edges and nodes in the following figure incidate the result:

Build the result list and return its head.

Example 1:

Input: list1 = [0,1,2,3,4,5], a = 3, b = 4, list2 = [1000000,1000001,1000002]
Output: [0,1,2,1000000,1000001,1000002,5]
Explanation: We remove the nodes 3 and 4 and put the entire list2 in their place. The blue edges and nodes in the above figure indicate the result.


Example 2:

Input: list1 = [0,1,2,3,4,5,6], a = 2, b = 5, list2 = [1000000,1000001,1000002,1000003,1000004]
Output: [0,1,1000000,1000001,1000002,1000003,1000004,6]
Explanation: The blue edges and nodes in the above figure indicate the result.


Constraints:

• 3 <= list1.length <= 104
• 1 <= a <= b < list1.length - 1
• 1 <= list2.length <= 104

## Solution: List Operations

Find the following nodes:
1. previous node to the a-th node: prev_a
2. the b-th node: node_b
3. tail node of list2: tail2

prev_a->next = list2
tail2->next = node_b

return list1

Time complexity: O(m+n)
Space complexity: O(1)

## C++

Problem:

Reverse a singly linked list.

Solution 1:

Tracking prev / curr / next node

Time complexity: O(n)

Space complexity: O(1)

C++

Java

Python 3