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By dreamplayDaddy, history, 22 months ago, In English

I have a vector of pairs of length N. Now i have Q queries of type, given range let say L to R, find the minimum value of second element of pair whose first element is equal to given number K.

For example : vector of 6 elements [{2,5},{8,7},{2,3},{8,6},{2,1},{8,4}] Now for query : L=3 R=6 (1-based indexing) and K=8

Answer would be -> 4 which corresponds to this pair {8,4}

There are 10^5 queries and N can be upto 10^5.

can someone give me an idea how to approach this problem more efficiently?

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