Practice
Resources
Contests
Online IDE
New
Free Mock
Events New Scaler
Practice
Improve your coding skills with our resources
Contests
Compete in popular contests with top coders
Events
Attend free live masterclass hosted by top tech professionals
New
Scaler
Explore Offerings by SCALER

# Kth Node From Middle

Problem Description

Given a linked list A of length N and an integer B.

You need to find the value of the Bth node from the middle towards the beginning of the Linked List A.

If no such element exists, then return -1.

NOTE:

• Position of middle node is: (N/2)+1, where N is the total number of nodes in the list.

Problem Constraints
• 1 <= N <= 105
• 1<= Value in Each Link List Node <= 103
• 1 <= B <= 105

Input Format

Second argument is an integer B.

Output Format

Return an integer denoting the value of the Bth from the middle towards the head of the linked list A. If no such element exists, then return -1.

Example Input

Input 1:

``` A = 3 -> 4 -> 7 -> 5 -> 6 -> 1 6 -> 15 -> 61 -> 16
B = 3
```

Input 2:

``` A = 1 -> 14 -> 6 -> 16 -> 4 -> 10
B = 2
```

Input 3:

``` A = 1 -> 14 -> 6 -> 16 -> 4 -> 10
B = 10
```

Example Output

Output 1:

``` 4
```

Output 2:

``` 14
```

Output 3:

``` -1
```

Example Explanation

Explanation 1:

``` The Middle of the linked list is the node with value 6.
The 1st node from the middle of the linked list is the node with value 5.
The 2nd node from the middle of the linked list is the node with value 7.
The 3rd node from the middle of the linked list is the node with value 4.
So we will output 4.
```

Explanation 2:

``` The Middle of the linked list is the node with value 16.
The 1st node from the middle of the linked list is the node with value 6.
The 2nd node from the middle of the linked list is the node with value 14.
So we will output 14.
```

Explanation 3:

``` The Middle of the linked list is the node with value 16.
There are only 3 nodes to the left of the middle node and we need to find the 10th node which doesn't exist so we will return -1.
```

NOTE: You only need to implement the given function. Do not read input, instead use the arguments to the function. Do not print the output, instead return values as specified. Still have a question? Checkout Sample Codes for more details.
Hints
• Hint 1
• Solution Approach
• Complete Solution

## Discussion

Free Mock Assessment
Fill up the details for personalised experience.
Phone Number *
OTP will be sent to this number for verification
+1 *
+1
Change Number
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
2024
2025
2026
2027
2028
2029
*Enter the expected year of graduation if you're student
Current Employer
Company Name
College/University Name
Job Title
Job Title
Software Development Engineer (Backend)
Software Development Engineer (Frontend)
Software Development Engineer (Full Stack)
Data Scientist
Android Engineer
iOS Engineer
Devops Engineer
Support Engineer
Research Engineer
Engineering Intern
QA Engineer
Co-founder
SDET
Product Manager
Product Designer
Backend Architect
Program Manager
Release Engineer