Largest Pair Sum in Array in Python

The challenge

Given a sequence of numbers, find the largest pair sum in the sequence.

For example

[10, 14, 2, 23, 19] --> 42 (= 23 + 19) [99, 2, 2, 23, 19] --> 122 (= 99 + 23)

Input sequence contains minimum two elements and every element is an integer.

The solution in Python code

Option 1:

def largest_pair_sum(numbers): return sum(sorted(numbers)[-2:])
Code language: Python (python)

Option 2:

def largest_pair_sum(numbers): max1 = max(numbers) numbers.remove(max1) max2 = max(numbers) return max1 + max2
Code language: Python (python)

Option 3:

def largest_pair_sum(num): return num.pop(num.index(max(num))) + max(num)
Code language: Python (python)

Test cases to validate our solution

import test from solution import largest_pair_sum @test.describe("Fixed Tests") def fixed_tests(): @test.it('Basic Test Cases') def basic_test_cases(): test.assert_equals(largest_pair_sum([10,14,2,23,19]), 42) test.assert_equals(largest_pair_sum([-100,-29,-24,-19,19]), 0) test.assert_equals(largest_pair_sum([1,2,3,4,6,-1,2]), 10) test.assert_equals(largest_pair_sum([-10, -8, -16, -18, -19]), -18)
Code language: Python (python)
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