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# Find missing number in another array which is shuffled copy

• Difficulty Level : Easy
• Last Updated : 30 Apr, 2021

Given an array ‘arr1’ of n positive integers. Contents of arr1[] are copied to another array ‘arr2’, but numbers are shuffled and one element is removed. Find the missing element(without using any extra space and in O(n) time complexity).
Examples :

Input : arr1[] = {4, 8, 1, 3, 7},
arr2[] = {7, 4, 3, 1}
Output : 8

Input : arr1[] = {12, 10, 15, 23, 11, 30},
arr2[] = {15, 12, 23, 11, 30}
Output : 10

A simple solution is to one by one consider every element of first array and search in second array. As soon as we find a missing element, we return. Time complexity of this solution is O(n2)
An efficient solution is based on XOR. The combined occurrence of each element is twice, one in ‘arr1’ and other in ‘arr2’, except one element which only has a single occurrence in ‘arr1’. We know that (a Xor a) = 0. So, simply XOR the elements of both the arrays. The result will be the missing number.

## C++

 // C++ implementation to find the// missing number in shuffled array// C++ implementation to find the// missing number in shuffled array#include using namespace std; // Returns the missing number// Size of arr2[] is n-1int missingNumber(int arr1[], int arr2[],                                   int n){    // Missing number 'mnum'    int mnum = 0;     // 1st array is of size 'n'    for (int i = 0; i < n; i++)        mnum = mnum ^ arr1[i];     // 2nd array is of size 'n - 1'    for (int i = 0; i < n - 1; i++)        mnum = mnum ^ arr2[i];     // Required missing number    return mnum;} // Driver Codeint main(){    int arr1[] = {4, 8, 1, 3, 7};    int arr2[] = {7, 4, 3, 1};    int n = sizeof(arr1) / sizeof(arr1[0]);    cout << "Missing number = "        << missingNumber(arr1, arr2, n);    return 0;}

## Java

 // Java implementation to find the// missing number in shuffled array class GFG{    // Returns the missing number    // Size of arr2[] is n-1    static int missingNumber(int arr1[],                             int arr2[],                                  int n)    {        // Missing number 'mnum'        int mnum = 0;             // 1st array is of size 'n'        for (int i = 0; i < n; i++)            mnum = mnum ^ arr1[i];             // 2nd array is of size 'n - 1'        for (int i = 0; i < n - 1; i++)            mnum = mnum ^ arr2[i];             // Required missing number        return mnum;    }         // Driver Code    public static void main (String[] args)    {        int arr1[] = {4, 8, 1, 3, 7};        int arr2[] = {7, 4, 3, 1};        int n = arr1.length;                 System.out.println("Missing number = "            + missingNumber(arr1, arr2, n));    }}

## Python3

 # Python3 implementation to find the# missing number in shuffled array # Returns the missing number# Size of arr2[] is n - 1def missingNumber(arr1, arr2, n):     # missing number 'mnum'    mnum = 0     # 1st array is of size 'n'    for i in range(n):        mnum = mnum ^ arr1[i]     # 2nd array is of size 'n - 1'    for i in range(n - 1):        mnum = mnum ^ arr2[i]     # Required missing number    return mnum # Driver Codearr1 = [4, 8, 1, 3, 7]arr2= [7, 4, 3, 1]n = len(arr1)print("Missing number = ",    missingNumber(arr1, arr2, n))         # This code is contributed by Anant Agarwal.

## C#

 // C# implementation to find the// missing number in shuffled arrayusing System; class GFG{    // Returns the missing number    // Size of arr2[] is n-1    static int missingNumber(int []arr1,                             int []arr2,                                  int n)    {        // Missing number 'mnum'        int mnum = 0;             // 1st array is of size 'n'        for (int i = 0; i < n; i++)            mnum = mnum ^ arr1[i];             // 2nd array is of size 'n - 1'        for (int i = 0; i < n - 1; i++)            mnum = mnum ^ arr2[i];             // Required missing number        return mnum;    }         // Driver Code    public static void Main ()    {        int []arr1 = {4, 8, 1, 3, 7};        int []arr2 = {7, 4, 3, 1};        int n = arr1.Length;             Console.Write("Missing number = "            + missingNumber(arr1, arr2, n));    }} // This code is contributed by nitin mittal.



## Javascript



Output:

Missing number = 8

Complexity: O(n) time complexity and O(1) extra space.
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