# Leetcode: Longest Mountain in Array

Longest Mountain in Array

Similar Problems:

Let’s call any (contiguous) subarray B (of A) a mountain if the following properties hold:

```B.length >= 3
There exists some 0 < i < B.length - 1 such that B[0] < B[1] < ... B[i-1] < B[i] > B[i+1] > ... > B[B.length - 1]
(Note that B could be any subarray of A, including the entire array A.)
```

Given an array A of integers, return the length of the longest mountain.

Return 0 if there is no mountain.

Example 1:

```Input: [2,1,4,7,3,2,5]
Output: 5
Explanation: The largest mountain is [1,4,7,3,2] which has length 5.
```

Example 2:

```Input: [2,2,2]
Output: 0
Explanation: There is no mountain.
```

Note:

1. 0 <= A.length <= 10000
2. 0 <= A[i] <= 10000

Github: code.dennyzhang.com

Credits To: leetcode.com

Leave me comments, if you have better ways to solve.

• Solution:
```// Blog link: https://code.dennyzhang.com/longest-mountain-in-array
// Basic Ideas:
// Find the top of the mountains. Then keep looking both sides
// Complexity: Time O(n), Space O(n)
func longestMountain(A []int) int {
res := 0
for i:=1; i<len(A)-1; i++ {
if A[i-1]<A[i] && A[i]>A[i+1] {
j, k := i-1, i+1
for j-1>=0 && A[j-1]<A[j] { j-- }
for k+1<len(A) && A[k]>A[k+1] { k++ }
if k-j+1 > res { res = k-j+1 }
}
}
return res
}
```

Share It, If You Like It.