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Thursday Code Puzzler: Splitting Linked Lists

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Thursday Code Puzzler: Splitting Linked Lists

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Splitting A Linked List

Write a method that takes a linked list and splits it up into two sub-lists, one for the front half and one for the back. If the number of elements are odd, the extra element goes to the front list.

An example of this would be a complete list of [2,3,4,5,7,11,13] that would give you [2,3,4,5] and [7,11,13]. Remember to use the Linked List data structure.


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