Maximum subarray sum-Coding question asked by Google and Amazon

Problem Statement:

Given an integer array nums, find the contiguous subarray (containing at least one number) which has the largest sum and return its sum.

A subarray is a contiguous part of an array.

Input format:

Output format:


Example 1:

Example 2:

Example 3:


Approach 1-Iterating along the array:

We iterate along the array and create another vector array to push the elements into it & formed desired subarray. The subarray returning highest sum, returns the final answer.

Time complexity: O(n²)

Code for approach 1:

Approach 2-Kadane’s algorithm:

The algorithm works on the sense that instead of finding each possible sub-array, we may iterate through the array once and find the maximum possible sum. To do so, we will keep on adding value of each element to a declared variable. It will be turned zero if sum turns out be negative.

This works on the basis that sub-arrays are contiguos as well as each element is part of a sub-array.

Code for Approach-2:

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