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Intervals Interseaction

How is 7,7 a common interval. If one of the lists has 5,7 as an interval and the other has 7,9.

I am assuming that the intervals are closed (boundary inclusive) and so [7,7]

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very nice explanation of this problem here.

criss-crossing lock condition is the key to understand the problem.

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Thank you for this diagram explanation. I was scratching my head for a few hours trying to draw my own!