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A number is missing in a sequence of 1 to 100. So, find the missing number. So the series may look like this:
{8,3,2,4,1,100,67,99,73.....}.program for finding missing number in sequence?

As with most of these sort of problems, the first thing to do is to forget writing a program to solve it completely. How would you solve it by hand? How would you explain to someone else how to solve it by hand? You should work that out - and write it down - before you write a single line of code.

Once you understand how to solve it yourself you can write pseudo-code - the sequence of instructions that the computer will have to perform to solve it. And once you've got that you should find it much easier to convert that into code.