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A linked list is said to contain a cycle if any node is visited more than once while traversing the list. For example, in the following graph there is a cycle formed when node points back to node .
Complete the function has_cycle in the editor below. It must return a boolean true if the graph contains a cycle, or false.
has_cycle has the following parameter(s):
: a pointer to a Node object that points to the head of a linked list.
Note: If the list is empty, will be null.
There is no input for this challenge. A random linked list is generated at runtime and passed to your function.
If the list contains a cycle, your function must return true. If the list does not contain a cycle, it must return false. The binary integer corresponding to the boolean value returned by your function is printed to stdout by our hidden code checker.
The following linked lists are passed as arguments to your function:
The first list has no cycle, so we return false and the hidden code checker prints to stdout.
The second list has a cycle, so we return true and the hidden code checker prints to stdout.