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Write a Program to Find the Middle Element of Linked List


Algorithm To Find the Middle Element of Linked List


1. Take two pointers.  Move first pointer by one and second pointer by two.

2. When second pointer reaches at end. First pointer reach at middle.

3. Print the value of first pointer which is the middle element.


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Program to Find the Middle Element of Linked List



#include <stdio.h>

struct node{

    int data;
    struct node* next;

};

struct node* head;

void insert(int data){

    struct node* temp = (struct node*)malloc(sizeof(struct node));
    temp->data = data;
    temp->next = head;
    head = temp;
}

void middle(){

    // Two pointers
    struct node* slow = head;
    struct node* fast = head;
    
    while(fast!=NULL && fast->next!=NULL){

        slow = slow->next;  // Move slow pointer by one
        fast = fast->next->next; // Move fast pointer by two
    }
    printf("\nmiddle element is %d",slow->data);

}

void print(){

   struct node* temp = head;

    while(temp!=NULL){
        printf("%d\n",temp->data);
        temp = temp->next;
    
    }
    
}


void main(){

    head = NULL;

   

    insert(2);
    insert(4);
    insert(6);
    insert(7);
    insert(8);
 
    print();
    middle();


}

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