Consecutive elements

Posted: 13 Oct, 2020
Difficulty: Moderate


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You are given an array arr of N non-negative integers, you need to return true if the array elements consist of consecutive numbers otherwise return false.

For Example: If the given array is [4,3,5] then you should return true as all the array elements are in consecutive order.

Input Format:
The first line of input contains a single integer T, representing the number of test cases or queries to be run. 
Then the T test cases follow.

The first line of each test case contains an integer 'N', representing the length of the array.

The next line contains 'N' single space-separated integers representing elements of the array.
Output Format :
For each test case, print “True” or “False” in a separate line.
You are not required to print the expected output, it has already been taken care of. Just implement the function.
1 <= T <= 10
1 <= N <= 10^5
0 <= arr[i] <= 10^9

Time Limit: 1 sec
Approach 1
  1. Get the minimum and maximum element of the array.
  2. Check if (max-min+1) is equal to N or not, if it is not equal then return false.
  3. For every element between the minimum and maximum number, check whether it is present in the array or not by using linear search.
  4. If it is present, then continue, otherwise return false.
  5. Finally, If we have reached the maximum element that means all elements between the minimum element and the maximum element is present thus return true.
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