crack the code interview 2.5

Given a circular linked list, implement an algorithm which returns node at the begin-
ning of the loop.
DEFINITION
Circular linked list: A (corrupt) linked list in which a node’s next pointer points to an
earlier node, so as to make a loop in the linked list.
EXAMPLE
Input: A -> B -> C -> D -> E -> C [the same C as earlier]
Output: C

So, we now know the following:

1. Head is k nodes from LoopStart (by definition).

2. MeetingPoint for n1 and n2 is k nodes from LoopStart (as shown above).

struct LinkNode
{
    LinkNode * next;
    int value;
}

LinkNode * findLoop(LinkNode * head)
{
    if (head == NULL)
        return NULL;
    
    LinkNode * slow = head->next;
    if (slow == NULL)
        return NULL;
    LinkNode * fast = head->next->next;
    while (fast != slow)
    {
        fast = fast->next;
        if (fast == NULL)
            return NULL;
        fast = fast->next;
        slow = slow->next;
    }
    LinkNode * start = head;
    while (start != slow)
    {
        start = start->next;
        slow = slow->next;
    }
    return fast;
}


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