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Obviously this solves the problem, but is a terrible solution. Pop is an O(N) operation. So your solution becomes O(K*N). This should be done in O(N) total time complexity. You do have the space requirement of O(1) correct. All the standard solutions have a O(N) space complexity.

True. However, it becomes an elegant solution if we use collections.dequeue instead of list. Double ended queues have a popleft method, which is an O(1) operation:

And array_left_rotation only takes O(k) instead of O(n).

Note that a is pased by reference, so there is no need to return anything, but this could be an issue for some user cases, for this particular problem, it works.

## Arrays: Left Rotation

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I agree - I ended up not using 'n' (Python):

Obviously this solves the problem, but is a terrible solution. Pop is an O(N) operation. So your solution becomes O(K*N). This should be done in O(N) total time complexity. You do have the space requirement of O(1) correct. All the standard solutions have a O(N) space complexity.

True. However, it becomes an elegant solution if we use collections.dequeue instead of list. Double ended queues have a popleft method, which is an O(1) operation:

More info: https://wiki.python.org/moin/TimeComplexity#collections.deque https://docs.python.org/3/library/collections.html#collections.deque

They have rotate built into the deque

You have O(n) in:

In order to avoid this, you should use a deque from the beginning like:

And

array_left_rotationonly takes O(k) instead of O(n).Note that

ais pased by reference, so there is no need to return anything, but this could be an issue for some user cases, for this particular problem, it works.def array_left_rotation(a, n, k): return (a[k:] + a[:k])