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I have a list of n + 1 numbers. Every number in the range 1..n appears once except for one number that appears twice.

Write a function for finding the number that appears twice.

We can do this with additional memory.

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time. We can sum all the numbers 1..n in time using the fancy formula, but it still takes time to sum all the numbers in our input list.

additional space—the only additional space we use is for numbers to hold the sums with and without the repeated value.

If our list contains huge numbers or is really long, our sum might be so big it causes an integer overflow. What are some ways to protect against this?

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