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Java Array Exercises: Find the smallest length of a contiguous subarray of which the sum is greater than or equal to specified value

Java Array: Exercise-70 with Solution

Write a Java program to find the smallest length of a contiguous subarray of which the sum is greater than or equal to specified value. Return 0 instead.

Example:
Input :
nums = {1, 2, 3, 4, 6}
Output:
Minimum length of a contiguous subarray of which the sum is 8, 2

Sample Solution:

Java Code:

import java.util.Arrays;
public class solution {
  public static void main(String[] args)
  {
    int[] nums = {1, 2, 3, 4, 6};
	int m_len = 8;
    int result = min_SubArray_length(8, nums);
	System.out.printf("\nOriginal array: "+Arrays.toString(nums));
	System.out.printf("\nMinimum length of a contiguous subarray of which the sum is %d, %d ",m_len, result);
  }

  public static int min_SubArray_length(int s, int[] nums) {
    int sum = 0, ctr = 0, min_len = Integer.MAX_VALUE;
    for (int i = 0, j = 0; j < nums.length; ) {
      if (nums[j] >= s) {
        return 1;
      } else {
        sum += nums[j];
        ctr++;
        if (sum >= s) {
          min_len = Math.min(min_len, ctr);
          while (j > i) {
            sum -= nums[i];
            ctr--;
            i++;
            if (sum < s) break;
            min_len = Math.min(min_len, ctr);
          }
        }
      }
      j++;
    }
    if (min_len == Integer.MAX_VALUE) {
      return 0;
    }
    return min_len;
  }
}

Sample Output:

Original array: [1, 2, 3, 4, 6]
Minimum length of a contiguous subarray of which the sum is 8, 2

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