Solution: Product of Array Except Self
Problem Statement
Given an array of integers, return a new array where each element at index i
of the new array is the product of all the numbers in the original array except the one at i
. You must solve this problem without using division.
Example Generation

 Input:
[2, 3, 4, 5]
 Expected Output:
[60, 40, 30, 24]
 Justification: For the first element:
3*4*5 = 60
, for the second element:2*4*5 = 40
, for the third element:2*3*5 = 30
, and for the fourth element:2*3*4 = 24
.
 Input:

 Input:
[1, 1, 1, 1]
 Expected Output:
[1, 1, 1, 1]
 Justification: Every element is 1, so the product of all other numbers for each index is also 1.
 Input:

 Input:
[10, 20, 30, 40]
 Expected Output:
[24000, 12000, 8000, 6000]
 Justification: For the first element:
20*30*40 = 24000
, for the second element:10*30*40 = 12000
, for the third element:10*20*40 = 8000
, and for the fourth element:10*20*30 = 6000
.
 Input:
Solution

Initialize Two Arrays:
 Start by initializing two arrays,
left
andright
. Theleft
array will hold the product of all numbers to the left of indexi
, and theright
array will hold the product of all numbers to the right of indexi
.
 Start by initializing two arrays,

Populate the Left Array:
 The first element of the
left
array will always be1
because there are no numbers to the left of the first element.  For the remaining elements, each value in the
left
array is the product of its previous value and the corresponding value in the input array.
 The first element of the

Populate the Right Array:
 Similarly, the last element of the
right
array will always be1
because there are no numbers to the right of the last element.  For the remaining elements, each value in the
right
array is the product of its next value and the corresponding value in the input array.
 Similarly, the last element of the

Calculate the Result:
 For each index
i
, the value in the result array will be the product ofleft[i]
andright[i]
.
 For each index
Algorithm Walkthrough
Using the input [2, 3, 4, 5]
:
 Initialize
left
andright
arrays with the same length as the input array and fill them with1
.  Populate the
left
array:left[0] = 1
left[1] = left[0] * input[0] = 2
left[2] = left[1] * input[1] = 6
left[3] = left[2] * input[2] = 24
 Populate the
right
array:right[3] = 1
right[2] = right[3] * input[3] = 5
right[1] = right[2] * input[2] = 20
right[0] = right[1] * input[1] = 60
 Calculate the result:
result[0] = left[0] * right[0] = 60
result[1] = left[1] * right[1] = 40
result[2] = left[2] * right[2] = 30
result[3] = left[3] * right[3] = 24
Code
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Complexity Analysis:
 Time Complexity: O(n). We traverse the input array three times, so the time complexity is linear.
 Space Complexity: O(n). We use three additional arrays (
left
,right
, andresult
).