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Let $S$ be a sorted array of $n$ integers. Let $T(n)$ denote the time taken for the most efficient algorithm to determined if there are two elements with sum less than $1000$ in $S$. Which of the following statement is true?

  1. $T (n)$ is $O(1)$
  2. $n \leq  T(n) \leq n \log_2 n$
  3. $n \log_2 n ≤ T(n) < \frac{n}{2}$
  4. $T(n) = \left (\frac{n}{2} \right)$
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Answer: Option A. Because array is always sorted just check the $1$st two elements.

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What if array is something like a[]={-100,-50,-25,-18,-10,2,5,9,39,45,90,100,200,550,890,1001} or follows a pattern like this?
then what is problem? the sum of first 2 elements either will be less than 1000 or will be more than 1000. and if first 2 elements(which are smallest one) have sum more than 1000, then no other sum will be less than 1000
0 it.
if the question was to check number of possible values of a and b that give sum <1000

then option D ?
what if the array is not sorted !!! Is the worst case complexity is option D?
if array is like



in this case it takes O(n) time naa
What if the array is sorted in descending order and sum of first two integers is greater than 1000?

Ex: 2000,1500,1000,.............,500,100,50 ?
If in the question only sorted is given then it means sorted in ascending order

In that case, check sum of last two elements.

@Yashaswini Vanaja

Why O(n)?

It will take O(1) only.

If question is a+b=1000 then what is the time complexity????
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An array is sorted.

We need to find only two elements whose sum is less than 1000.

So, only first two numbers we need to compare.
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