# Two Pointer Approach - Find triplet in an array which gives sum X

Tue Feb 08 2022 14:19:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)

```// Java program to find a triplet
class FindTriplet {

// returns true if there is triplet with sum equal
// to 'sum' present in A[]. Also, prints the triplet
boolean find3Numbers(int A[], int arr_size, int sum)
{
int l, r;

/* Sort the elements */
quickSort(A, 0, arr_size - 1);

/* Now fix the first element one by one and find the
other two elements */
for (int i = 0; i < arr_size - 2; i++) {

// To find the other two elements, start two index variables
// from two corners of the array and move them toward each
// other
l = i + 1; // index of the first element in the remaining elements
r = arr_size - 1; // index of the last element
while (l < r) {
if (A[i] + A[l] + A[r] == sum) {
System.out.print("Triplet is " + A[i] + ", " + A[l] + ", " + A[r]);
return true;
}
else if (A[i] + A[l] + A[r] < sum)
l++;

else // A[i] + A[l] + A[r] > sum
r--;
}
}

// If we reach here, then no triplet was found
return false;
}

int partition(int A[], int si, int ei)
{
int x = A[ei];
int i = (si - 1);
int j;

for (j = si; j <= ei - 1; j++) {
if (A[j] <= x) {
i++;
int temp = A[i];
A[i] = A[j];
A[j] = temp;
}
}
int temp = A[i + 1];
A[i + 1] = A[ei];
A[ei] = temp;
return (i + 1);
}

/* Implementation of Quick Sort
A[] --> Array to be sorted
si --> Starting index
ei --> Ending index
*/
void quickSort(int A[], int si, int ei)
{
int pi;

/* Partitioning index */
if (si < ei) {
pi = partition(A, si, ei);
quickSort(A, si, pi - 1);
quickSort(A, pi + 1, ei);
}
}

// Driver program to test above functions
public static void main(String[] args)
{
FindTriplet triplet = new FindTriplet();
int A[] = { 1, 4, 45, 6, 10, 8 };
int sum = 22;
int arr_size = A.length;

triplet.find3Numbers(A, arr_size, sum);    // OUTPUT : Triplet is 4, 8, 10
}
}
```
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