# In-place Move Zeros to End of List in Python

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Suppose we have a list of numbers nums, we have to put all the zeros to the end of the list by updating the list in-place. And the relative ordering of other elements should not be changed. We have to try to solve this in O(1) additional space.

So, if the input is like [2,0,1,4,0,5,6,4,0,1,7], then the output will be [2, 1, 4, 5, 6, 4, 1, 7, 0, 0, 0]

To solve this, we will follow these steps −

• if size of L is same as 0, then
• return a blank list
• k := 0
• for i in range 0 to size of L, do
• if L[i] is not same as 0, then
• L[k] := L[i]
• k := k + 1
• for j in range k to size of L, do
• L[j] := 0
• return L

Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding −

## Example

Live Demo

class Solution:
def solve(self, L):
if len(L) == 0:
return []
k = 0
for i in range(len(L)):
if L[i] != 0:
L[k] = L[i]
k+=1
for j in range(k,len(L)):
L[j] = 0
return L
ob = Solution()
L = [2,0,1,4,0,5,6,4,0,1,7]
print(ob.solve(L))

## Input

[2,0,1,4,0,5,6,4,0,1,7]

## Output

[2, 1, 4, 5, 6, 4, 1, 7, 0, 0, 0]