# Leetcode 4Sum problem solution in C

Feb 19, 2023

In the Leetcode 4Sum problem solution in C programming Given an array nums of n integers, return an array of all the unique quadruplets [nums[a], nums[b], nums[c], nums[d]] such that:

0 <= a, b, c, d < n
a, b, c, and d are distinct.
nums[a] + nums[b] + nums[c] + nums[d] == target
You may return the answer in any order.

## Leetcode 4Sum problem solution in C programming

int cmp(const void *a,const void *b){
return *(int *)a-*(int *)b;
}
int** fourSum(int* nums, int len, int target, int* returnSize, int** returnColumnSizes){
if(len<4){
*returnColumnSizes=NULL;
*returnSize=0;
return NULL;
}
qsort(nums,len,sizeof(int),cmp);
int cnt=0;
int base=8;
int **ans=malloc(sizeof(int *)*8);
int sum;
int l,r;
for(int i=0;i<len-3;i++){
if(i>0&&nums[i]==nums[i-1]){
continue;
}
if(nums[i]*4>target){
break;
}
for(int j=i+1;j<len-2;j++){
if(j>i+1&&nums[j]==nums[j-1]){
continue;
}
if(nums[j]*3+nums[i]>target||nums[len-1]*3+nums[i]<target){
break;
}
l=j+1;
r=len-1;
while(l<r){
sum=nums[i]+nums[j]+nums[l]+nums[r];
if(sum==target){
ans[cnt]=malloc(sizeof(int)*4);
ans[cnt][0]=nums[i];
ans[cnt][1]=nums[j];
ans[cnt][2]=nums[l];
ans[cnt][3]=nums[r];
cnt++;
if(cnt==base){
base*=2;
ans=realloc(ans,sizeof(int *)*base);
}
while(l<r&&nums[l]==nums[l+1]){
l++;
}
while(l<r&&nums[r]==nums[r-1]){
r--;
}
l++;
r--;
}
else if(sum>target){
r--;
}
else{
l++;
}
}
}
}
*returnColumnSizes=malloc(sizeof(int)*cnt);
for(int i=0;i<cnt;i++){
(*returnColumnSizes)[i]=4;
}
*returnSize=cnt;
return ans;
}

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