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162. Find Peak Element

  • Time: $O(\log n)$
  • Space: $O(1)$
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class Solution {
 public:
  int findPeakElement(vector<int>& nums) {
    int l = 0;
    int r = nums.size() - 1;

    while (l < r) {
      const int m = (l + r) / 2;
      if (nums[m] >= nums[m + 1])
        r = m;
      else
        l = m + 1;
    }

    return l;
  }
};
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class Solution {
  public int findPeakElement(int[] nums) {
    int l = 0;
    int r = nums.length - 1;

    while (l < r) {
      final int m = (l + r) / 2;
      if (nums[m] >= nums[m + 1])
        r = m;
      else
        l = m + 1;
    }

    return l;
  }
}
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class Solution:
  def findPeakElement(self, nums: List[int]) -> int:
    l = 0
    r = len(nums) - 1

    while l < r:
      m = (l + r) // 2
      if nums[m] >= nums[m + 1]:
        r = m
      else:
        l = m + 1

    return l
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