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Longest Consecutive Sequence

Given an unsorted array of integers nums, return the length of the longest consecutive elements sequence.

You must write an algorithm that runs in O(n) time.

Input: nums = [100,4,200,1,3,2]
Output: 4
Explanation: The longest consecutive elements sequence is [1, 2, 3, 4]. Therefore its length is 4.
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var longestConsecutive = function (nums) {
    let num_set = new Set(nums);
    let longestStreak = 0;
    for (let num of nums) {
        if (!num_set.has(num - 1)) {
            let currentNum = num;
            let currentStreak = 1;
            while (num_set.has(currentNum + 1)) {
                currentNum += 1;
                currentStreak += 1;
            }
            longestStreak = Math.max(longestStreak, currentStreak);
        }
    }
    return longestStreak;
}
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Time Complexity : O(n)

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