Zig Zag Sequence

Problem Statement :

In this challenge, the task is to debug the existing code to successfully execute all provided test files.

Given an array of n distinct integers, transform the array into a zig zag sequence by permuting the array elements. A sequence will be called a zig zag sequence if the first k elements in the sequence are in increasing order and the last k elements are in decreasing order, where k = ( n+1) /2 . You need to find the lexicographically smallest zig zag sequence of the given array.

Note: You can modify at most three lines in the given code. You cannot add or remove lines of code.

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Input Format

The first line contains t the number of test cases. The first line of each test case contains an integer n, denoting the number of array elements. The next line of the test case contains n elements of array a.


1   <=   t  <=  20
1  <=  n  <=   10000 ( n  is always odd)
1   <=   ai  <=  10^9

Output Format

For each test cases, print the elements of the transformed zig zag sequence in a single line.

Solution :


                            Solution in C :

In   Python3  :

def findZigZagSequence(a, n):
    mid = int((n + 1)/2)-1#1st change
    a[mid], a[n-1] = a[n-1], a[mid]

    st = mid + 1
    ed = n - 2#2nd change
    while(st <= ed):
        a[st], a[ed] = a[ed], a[st]
        st = st + 1
        ed = ed - 1 #3rd change

    for i in range (n):
        if i == n-1:
            print(a[i], end = ' ')

In    Java  :

// first change
   int mid = (n+1)/2 - 1;

// second change
  int ed = n - 2;

//third change
  ed = ed - 1;

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