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# Python: Find the indices of two entries that show that the list is not in increasing order

## Python Programming Puzzles: Exercise-48 with Solution

Write a Python program to find the indices of two entries that show that the list is not in increasing order. If there are no violations (they are increasing), return an empty list.

```Input:
[1, 2, 3, 0, 4, 5, 6]
Output:
[2, 3]

Input:
[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
Output:
[]

Input:
[1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 5, 7]
Output:
[4, 5]

Input:
[-3, -2, -3, 0, 2, 3, 4]
Output:
[1, 2]
```

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Sample Solution:

Python Code:

``````#License: https://bit.ly/3oLErEI

def test(nums):
for i in range(len(nums) - 1):
if nums[i] >= nums[i + 1]:
return [i, i + 1]
return []

nums =  [1,2,3,0,4,5,6]
print("Original list:")
print(nums)
print("Indices of two entries that show that the list is not in increasing order:")
print(test(nums))
nums =  [1,2,3,4,5,6]
print("\nOriginal list:")
print(nums)
print("Indices of two entries that show that the list is not in increasing order:")
print(test(nums))
nums =  [1,2,3,4,6,5,7]
print("\nOriginal list:")
print(nums)
print("Indices of two entries that show that the list is not in increasing order:")
print(test(nums))
nums =  [-3,-2,-3,0,2,3,4]
print("\nOriginal list:")
print(nums)
print("Indices of two entries that show that the list is not in increasing order:")
print(test(nums))
``````

Sample Output:

```Original list:
[1, 2, 3, 0, 4, 5, 6]
Indices of two entries that show that the list is not in increasing order:
[2, 3]

Original list:
[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
Indices of two entries that show that the list is not in increasing order:
[]

Original list:
[1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 5, 7]
Indices of two entries that show that the list is not in increasing order:
[4, 5]

Original list:
[-3, -2, -3, 0, 2, 3, 4]
Indices of two entries that show that the list is not in increasing order:
[1, 2]
```

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## Python: Tips of the Day

Clamps num within the inclusive range specified by the boundary values x and y:

Example:

```def tips_clamp_num(num,x,y):
return max(min(num, max(x, y)), min(x, y))
print(tips_clamp_num(2, 4, 6))
print(tips_clamp_num(1, -1, -6))
```

Output:

```4
-1
```