Program to find sum of unique elements in Python

Suppose we have an array nums with few duplicate elements and some unique elements. We have to find the sum of all the unique elements present in nums.

So, if the input is like nums = [5,2,1,5,3,1,3,8], then the output will be 10 because only unique elements are 8 and 2, so their sum is 10.

To solve this, we will follow these steps −

  • count := a dictionary holding all unique elements and their frequency

  • ans := 0

  • for each index i and value v in nums, do

    • if count[v] is same as 1, then

      • ans := ans + v

  • return ans

Example (Python)

Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding −

 Live Demo

from collections import Counter
def solve(nums):
   count = Counter(nums)
   ans = 0
   for index,value in enumerate(nums):
      if count[value]==1:
   return ans

nums = [5,2,1,5,3,1,3,8]





Updated on: 18-May-2021

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