# Solving Two Sum in Python

## The challenge

Given an array of integers, return indices of the two numbers such that they add up to a specific target.

You may assume that each input would have exactly one solution, and you may not use the same element twice.

Example:

```Given nums = [2, 7, 11, 15], target = 9,

Because nums[] + nums[1] = 2 + 7 = 9,
return [, 1].```

## The solution in Python

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```class Solution:
def twoSum(self, nums: List[int], target: int) -> List[int]:
# keep a hashmap of items found
seen = {}

# loop through the nums, with int and value
for i, v in enumerate(nums):
# set remaining to the target minus the value
remaining = target - v
# check if the new value is in the hashmap
if remaining in seen:
# return it and the index
return [seen[remaining], i]
# otherwise, put it on the map instead
seen[v] = i

# nothing found, return an empty list
return []
```Code language: Python (python)```