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# Python: Compare two given lists and find the indices of the values present in both lists

## Python List: Exercise - 198 with Solution

Write a Python program to compare two given lists and find the indices of the values present in both lists.

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Sample Solution:

Python Code:

``````# Define a function 'matched_index' that finds the indices of values in 'l1' that are also present in 'l2'.
def matched_index(l1, l2):
# Convert 'l2' into a set for faster membership checking.
l2 = set(l2)
# Use list comprehension to find the indices of elements in 'l1' that are also in 'l2'.
return [i for i, el in enumerate(l1) if el in l2]

# Create two lists 'nums1' and 'nums2'.
nums1 = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
nums2 = [7, 8, 5, 2, 10, 12]

# Print a message indicating the original lists.
print("Original lists:")
# Print both 'nums1' and 'nums2'.
print(nums1)
print(nums2)

# Print a message indicating the purpose of the following line of code.
print("Compare said two lists and get the indices of the values present in both lists:")
# Call the 'matched_index' function to find the indices of values present in both 'nums1' and 'nums2'.
print(matched_index(nums1, nums2))

# Update 'nums1' and 'nums2' with new values.
nums1 = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
nums2 = [7, 8, 5, 7, 10, 12]

# Print a message indicating the updated original lists.
print("\nOriginal lists:")
# Print both updated 'nums1' and 'nums2'.
print(nums1)
print(nums2)

# Print a message indicating the purpose of the following line of code.
print("Compare said two lists and get the indices of the values present in both lists:")
# Call the 'matched_index' function to find the indices of values present in both updated 'nums1' and 'nums2'.
print(matched_index(nums1, nums2))

# Update 'nums1' and 'nums2' with different values.
nums1 = [1, 2, 3, 4, 15, 6]
nums2 = [7, 8, 5, 7, 10, 12]

# Print a message indicating the updated original lists.
print("\nOriginal lists:")
# Print both updated 'nums1' and 'nums2'.
print(nums1)
print(nums2)

# Print a message indicating the purpose of the following line of code.
print("Compare said two lists and get the indices of the values present in both lists:")
# Call the 'matched_index' function to find the indices of values present in both updated 'nums1' and 'nums2'.
print(matched_index(nums1, nums2))
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Sample Output:

```Original lists:
[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
[7, 8, 5, 2, 10, 12]
Compare said two lists and get the indices of the values present in both lists:
[1, 4]

Original lists:
[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
[7, 8, 5, 7, 10, 12]
Compare said two lists and get the indices of the values present in both lists:
[4]

Original lists:
[1, 2, 3, 4, 15, 6]
[7, 8, 5, 7, 10, 12]
Compare said two lists and get the indices of the values present in both lists:
[]
```

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