# Challenge: Implement Merge Sort

I am trying to implement merge sort but getting ArrayOutOfBoundException when running the below code:

class Solution {
// Takes in an array that has two sorted subarrays,
// from [p…q] and [q+1…r], and merges the array
static void merge(int array[], int p, int q, int r) {
// This code has been purposefully obfuscated,
// as you’ll write it yourself in next challenge.
int i, j, k; int n1 = q - p + 1; int n2 = r - q; int[] L = new int[n1]; int[] R = new int[n2]; for (i = 0; i < n1; i++) L[i] = array[p + i]; for (j = 0; j < n2; j++) R[j] = array[q + 1+ j]; i = 0;j = 0;k = p; while (i < n1 && j < n2){ if (L[i] <= R[j]) { array[k] = L[i]; i++;} else { array[k] = R[j]; j++; } k++; } while (i < n1) { array[k] = L[i]; i++; k++; } while (j < n2) { array[k] = R[j]; j++; k++; }
}

// Takes in an array and recursively merge sorts it
public static void mergeSort(int[] array, int p, int r) {
// Write this method
if (p>=r){
return;
}
int q= p + (r-p)/2;

``````mergeSort(array,p,q);
mergeSort(array,q+1,r);
merge(array,p,q,r);
``````

}
}

Can someone help in pointing out the issue with the implementation?