Find missing number in a sequence in C#

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Set a list.

List<int> myList = new List<int>(){1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9};

Now, get the first and last elements −

int a = myList.OrderBy(x => x).First();
int b = myList.OrderBy(x => x).Last();

In a new list, get all the elements and use the Except to get the missing numbers −

List<int> myList2 = Enumerable.Range(a, b - a + 1).ToList();
List<int> remaining = myList2.Except(myList).ToList();

Let us see the complete code −

Example

 Live Demo

using System.Collections.Generic;
using System;
using System.Linq;

public class Program {
   public static void Main() {
      List<int> myList = new List<int>(){1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9};
      Console.WriteLine("Numbers... ");
      foreach(int val in myList) {
         Console.WriteLine(val);
      }
      int a = myList.OrderBy(x => x).First();
      int b = myList.OrderBy(x => x).Last();
      List<int> myList2 = Enumerable.Range(a, b - a + 1).ToList();
      List<int> remaining = myList2.Except(myList).ToList();
      Console.WriteLine("Remaining numbers... ");
      foreach (int res in remaining) {
         Console.WriteLine(res);
      }
   }
}

Output

Numbers...
1
2
3
5
8
9
Remaining numbers...
4
6
7
raja
Published on 11-Sep-2018 12:33:21
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