# What would be an appropriate algorithm to solve mixed data range problems

Generally what kind of algorithm is used to solve when dealing with overlapping data sets .

In the below problem set, we can see that region (point 2 to point 3) is common to both statement A and statement B.

Problem Set

``````Statement A : Point 1 to 3 --> Speed is 30kmph
Statement B : Point 2 to 5 --> Speed is 50kmph
``````

Goal is to reorganize the data by splitting the common data ranges and calculating the averages and show them as below.

Expected result :

``````1 to 2 -> 30 kmph
2 to 3 -> (30 + 50)/2 -> 40 kmph
3 to 5 -> 50 kmph
``````
• Why -1? Pls bother to leave a comment. – mk.. Jun 28 '16 at 23:27
• I'm not even sure I understand your problem statement. I suspect that it is not fully specified, but even if it is, the correct algorithm to solve the problem is the one you write. – Robert Harvey Jun 28 '16 at 23:29
• @RobertHarvey Ok, I will try editing it to make it understandable. The question is that how do we solve the problem when the data regions are overlapping. in the above problem , region 2 to 3 is common to both 1 to 3 and 2 to 5. So in this case i need to take the average of their corresponding values. My selection of example may not be good.. but pls try to understand what is my question regarding algorithm. I am sure there must be some standard algorithm to achieve this.. – mk.. Jun 28 '16 at 23:34
• Based on your stated problem, the speeds are fixed, not an average (mathematical mean). This would mean that the average you are calculating would be impossible as you can't both be travelling at 30 kph and 50 kph at the same time. – Adam Zuckerman Jun 29 '16 at 0:04