  Learn Tech Skills from Scratch @ Scaler EDGE # First Repeating element

Problem Description

Given an integer array A of size N, find the first repeating element in it.

We need to find the element that occurs more than once and whose index of first occurrence is smallest.

If there is no repeating element, return -1.

Problem Constraints

1 <= N <= 105

1 <= A[i] <= 109

Input Format

First and only argument is an integer array A of size N.

Output Format

Return an integer denoting the first repeating element.

Example Input

Input 1:

` A = [10, 5, 3, 4, 3, 5, 6]`

Input 2:

` A = [6, 10, 5, 4, 9, 120]`

Example Output

Output 1:

` 5`

Output 2:

` -1`

Example Explanation

Explanation 1:

` 5 is the first element that repeats`

Explanation 2:

` There is no repeating element, output -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 doubt? Checkout Sample Codes for more details. 