Challenge: Union & Intersection of Linked Lists

In this lesson, linked lists meet data set operations.

Problem Statement #

Union and intersection are two of the most popular operations which can be performed on data sets. Now, you will be implementing them for linked lists! Let’s take a look at their definitions:

Union #

Given two lists A and B; the union is the list that contains elements or objects that belong to either A, or to B, or to both.

Intersection #

Given two lists A and B, the intersection is the largest list, which contains all the elements that are common to both the sets.

The union function will take two linked lists and return their union.

The intersection function will return all the elements that are common between two linked lists.

Input #

Two linked lists.

Output #

  • A list containing the union of the two lists.
  • A list containing the intersection of the two lists.

Sample Input #

list1 = 10->20->80->60
list1 = 15->20->30->60->45

Sample Output #

union = 10->20->80->60->15->30->45
intersection = 20->60

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