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Python | Print all the common elements of two lists
• Difficulty Level : Easy
• Last Updated : 05 Jun, 2020

Given two lists, print all the common element of two lists.

Examples:

```Input : list1 = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
list2 = [5, 6, 7, 8, 9]
Output : {5}
Explanation: The common elements of
both the lists are 3 and 4

Input : list1 = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
list2 = [6, 7, 8, 9]
Output : No common elements
Explanation: They do not have any
elements in common in between them
```

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Method 1:Using Set’s & property

Convert the lists to sets and then print set1&set2. set1&set2 returns the common elements set, where set1 is the list1 and set2 is the list2.

Below is the Python3 implementation of the above approach:

 `# Python program to find the common elements ``# in two lists``def` `common_member(a, b):``    ``a_set ``=` `set``(a)``    ``b_set ``=` `set``(b)`` ` `    ``if` `(a_set & b_set):``        ``print``(a_set & b_set)``    ``else``:``        ``print``(``"No common elements"``) ``          ` `  ` `a ``=` `[``1``, ``2``, ``3``, ``4``, ``5``]``b ``=` `[``5``, ``6``, ``7``, ``8``, ``9``]``common_member(a, b)``  ` `a ``=` `[``1``, ``2``, ``3``, ``4``, ``5``]``b ``=` `[``6``, ``7``, ``8``, ``9``]``common_member(a, b)`

Output:

```{5}
No common elements
```

Method 2:Using Set’s intersection property

Convert the list to set by conversion. Use intersection function to check if both sets have any elements in common. If they have any elements in common, then print the intersection of both the sets.

Below is the Python3 implementation of the above approach:

 `# Python program to find common elements in``# both sets using intersection function in``# sets`` ` ` ` `# function ``def` `common_member(a, b):    ``    ``a_set ``=` `set``(a)``    ``b_set ``=` `set``(b)``     ` `    ``# check length ``    ``if` `len``(a_set.intersection(b_set)) > ``0``:``        ``return``(a_set.intersection(b_set))  ``    ``else``:``        ``return``(``"no common elements"``)``     ` `  ` `a ``=` `[``1``, ``2``, ``3``, ``4``, ``5``]``b ``=` `[``5``, ``6``, ``7``, ``8``, ``9``]``print``(common_member(a, b))``  ` `a ``=``[``1``, ``2``, ``3``, ``4``, ``5``]``b ``=``[``6``, ``7``, ``8``, ``9``]``print``(common_member(a, b))`

Output:

```{5}
No common elements
```

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