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# Python: Find the first missing positive integer that does not exist in a given list

## Python Basic - 1: Exercise-80 with Solution

Write a Python program to find the first missing positive integer that does not exist in a given list.

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

``````def first_missing_number(nums):
if len(nums) == 0:
return 1

nums.sort()
smallest_int_num = 0

for i in range(len(nums) - 1):

if nums[i] <= 0 or nums[i] == nums[i + 1]:
continue
else:
if nums[i + 1] - nums[i] != 1:
smallest_int_num = nums[i] + 1
return smallest_int_num
if smallest_int_num == 0:
smallest_int_num = nums[-1] + 1
return smallest_int_num

print(first_missing_number([2, 3, 7, 6, 8, -1, -10, 15, 16]))
print(first_missing_number([1, 2, 4, -7, 6, 8, 1, -10, 15]))
print(first_missing_number([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]))
print(first_missing_number([-2, -3, -1, 1, 2, 3]))
``````

Sample Output:

```4
3
8
4
```

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