[Solved] Given an array of integers nums sorted in non-decreasing order, find the starting and ending position of a given target value. If target is not found in the array, return [-1, -1].

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Given an array of integers nums sorted in non-decreasing order, find the starting and ending position of a given target value.

If target is not found in the array, return [-1, -1].

You must write an algorithm with O(log n) runtime complexity.

Example 1:

Input: nums = [5,7,7,8,8,10], target = 8
Output: [3,4]

Example 2:

Input: nums = [5,7,7,8,8,10], target = 6
Output: [-1,-1]

Example 3:

Input: nums = [], target = 0
Output: [-1,-1]

Constraints:

  • 0 <= nums.length <= 105
  • -109 <= nums[i] <= 109
  • nums is a non-decreasing array.
  • -109 <= target <= 109

Python Solution

class Solution:
    def searchRange(self, nums: List[int], target: int) -> List[int]:
        l = len(nums)
        i = 0
        j = l-1
        
        if l==0:
            return [-1,-1]
        
        while(i<j):
            mid = i + (j-i)//2
            if nums[mid]<target:
                i = mid+1
            else:
                j = mid

        if nums[i]!=target:
            return [-1,-1]
        start=i
        
        j=l-1
        while(i<j):
            mid = i + (j-i)//2 + 1
            if nums[mid]>target:
                j = mid-1
            else:
                i = mid
        end=i
        return [start,end]

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