# 581. Shortest Unsorted Continuous Subarray | LeetCode Solution

## 581. Shortest Unsorted Continuous Subarray | LeetCode Solution

Given an integer array `nums`, you need to find one continuous subarray that if you only sort this subarray in ascending order, then the whole array will be sorted in ascending order.

Return the shortest such subarray and output its length.

Example 1:

```Input: nums = [2,6,4,8,10,9,15]
Output: 5
Explanation: You need to sort [6, 4, 8, 10, 9] in ascending order to make the whole array sorted in ascending order.
```

Example 2:

```Input: nums = [1,2,3,4]
Output: 0
```

Example 3:

```Input: nums = [1]
Output: 0
```

Constraints:

• `1 <= nums.length <= 104`
• `-105 <= nums[i] <= 105`

Follow up: Can you solve it in `O(n)` time complexity?

class Solution
{
public:
int findUnsortedSubarray(vector<int> &nums)
{
int n = nums.size();
if (n == 0 || n == 1)
return 0;

int low = INT_MAX;
int high = INT_MIN;

for (int i = 0; i < n; i++)
{
if (i == 0 && nums[i] > nums[i + 1])
{
low = min(low, nums[i]);
high = max(high, nums[i]);
}
else if (i == n - 1 && nums[i] < nums[i - 1])
{
low = min(low, nums[i]);
high = max(high, nums[i]);
}
else if (i != 0 && i != n - 1)
{
if (nums[i] < nums[i - 1] || nums[i] > nums[i + 1])
{
low = min(low, nums[i]);
high = max(high, nums[i]);
}
}
}
if (low == INT_MAX)
return 0;

int start = 0;
int end = n - 1;

while (nums[start] <= low)
{
start++;
}
while (nums[end] >= high)
end--;

int s = abs(start - end);
if (s != 0)
return s + 1;
return s;
}
};