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Median of two sorted arrays

Difficulty: HARD
Avg. time to solve
25 min
Success Rate
65%

Problem Statement

Example:

Let array A = { 2, 4, 6, 8 } and array B = { 1, 3, 5, 7 }.
The array after merging A and B will be { 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 }.
Here two medians are 4 & 5. So the median will be a mean of 4 & 5, which is 4.5.
Can you solve this in O(min(log N, log M)) time complexity?
Input format:
The first line of input contains an integer ‘T’ denoting the number of test cases.

The first line of each test case contains two space-separated integers ‘N’ and ‘M’ representing the sizes of the two arrays.

The second line of each test case contains 'N' space-separated integers representing the elements of the first array.

The third line of each test case contains 'M' space-separated integers representing the elements of the second array.
Output format :
For each test case, print a single line containing a single integer denoting the median of the combined array.

The output of each test case will be printed in a separate line.
Note:
You do not need to print anything, it has already been taken care of. Just implement the given function.
Constraints:
1 <= T <= 10
1 <= N <= 10 ^ 6
1 <= M <= 10 ^ 6
1 <= A[i] <= 10 ^ 9
1 <= B[i] <= 10 ^ 9

Time limit: 1 sec.
2
4 4
2 4 6 8
1 3 5 7
5 4
1 4 7 8 10
11 14 17 19
4.5
10.0
Explanation
Test Case 1: Refer to the example in the problem description.

Test Case 2:
The array after merging will be { 1, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 17, 19 }
Here, the median will be 10 as it is in the middle.
2
2 3
3 5
1 7 8
1 5
5
2 4 7 11 15
Sample Output 2:
5.0
6.0   Console