# Program to find number of arithmetic sequences from a list of numbers in Python?

Suppose we have a list of numbers called nums, we have to find the number of contiguous arithmetic sequences of length ≥ 3. As we know an arithmetic sequence is a list of numbers where the difference between one number and the next number is the same.

So, if the input is like nums = [6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14], then the output will be 4, as we have the arithmetic sequences like: [6, 8, 10] [8, 10, 12] [6, 8, 10, 12] [12, 13, 14]

To solve this, we will follow these steps −

• count := 0, ans := 0

• for i in range 2 to size of nums, do

• if nums[i] - nums[i - 1] is same as nums[i - 1] - nums[i - 2], then

• count := count + 1

• otherwise,

• ans := ans + quotient of (count * (count + 1)) / 2

• count := 0

• if count is non-zero, then

• ans := ans + quotient of (count *(count + 1)) / 2

• return ans

Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding:

## Example

Live Demo

class Solution:
def solve(self, nums):
count = 0
ans = 0
for i in range(2, len(nums)):
if nums[i] - nums[i - 1] == nums[i - 1] - nums[i - 2]:
count += 1
else:
ans += (count * (count + 1)) // 2
count = 0
if count:
ans += (count * (count + 1)) // 2
return ans

ob = Solution()
nums = [6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14]
print(ob.solve(nums))

## Input

[6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14]

## Output

4