# This Leetcode Problem will Challenge Your Mind

#### Leetcode Problem 725 Explained Visually

Being good at leetcode is essential for all programmers looking to score a high-paying role as a software engineer.

In this article, we will be solving Leetcode problem 725 visually and efficiently.

So without further ado... Let's dive right in!

## The Problem

Before we begin, please read this problem statement carefully.

I have highlighted the keywords to make it easier to understand:

Given the`head`

of asinglylinked list and an integer`k`

, split the linked list into`k`

consecutivelinked list parts.

The length of each part should be as equal as possible:no two parts should have a size differing by more than one. This may lead to some parts being null.

The parts should be in the order of occurrence in the input list, andparts occurring earlier should always have a size greater than or equal to parts occurring later.

Returnanarrayof the`k`

parts.

## Visual Explanation

Take a look at this diagram to visualize how the linked list is sliced and transferred into the final array of `k`

parts.

I recommend you read the blue text first which represents the variables and how they change. Then take a look at the arrays and arrows to see how everything connects:

Here is a worded explanation of this diagram:

- Recognize that
`k=3`

means that the linked list will need to be split into`3`

contiguous parts, highlighted by the red boxing. - Calculate the length of the linked list which is
`5`

in this case. - Calculate the minimum part size, which represents the smallest size a red box can be, in this case
`1`

. - Calculate the remainder when dividing the length of the linked list by
`k`

, which yields`2`

in this case. The`2`

represents how many red boxes will have a size equal to the`minimum part size + 1`

. - Iterate through the linked list using pointers, take a slice of it, and add this slice to its respective slot in the final array.

## The Code

Now that we understand the theory, here is the code written in Python that solves this problem efficiently.

I have also added comments to make it easier to understand:

## Wrap Up

I hope you enjoyed this explanation of Leetcode problem 725.

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