Find The Minimum time difference

Minimum time difference Given a list of 24-hour clock time points in “HH:MM” format. Write a program to find the minimum minutes difference between any two time-points in the list. Example:  Given hours: [00:00, 03:00, 22:30] minimum time difference: 90 Given hours: [01:59, 03:00, 21:50, 22:30] minimum time difference: 40 Solution: Convert all the given … Read more

Maximum Depth of Valid Nested Parentheses in an arithmetic expression

Given an arithmetic expression which operators, operands and brackets. You need to find out the maximum depth of valid nested parentheses. If parentheses are not valid ( means not well formed ) then return -1.  Example: Solution: Input: 1 + (2*((3+4)/(2-1)))/2+56 Maximum Depth: 3 Input: 1 + (4/2) Maximum Depth: 1 Input: ((1)) Maximum Depth: … Read more

Minimum Increments to make all array elements unique

Given a sorted array of integers, Write an algorithm to make all array elements distinct or unique by doing minimum increments. Example: Given Input: [2, 2, 3, 5, 6, 6] Unique Array: [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7], Minimum Increments: 3 Explanation: Increment 2 to 3, 3 to 4 and 6 to 7. Given Input: … Read more

Maximum CPU Load Problem in a jobs list

Given a list of n Jobs with start time, end time and CPU load when it is active at any moment. If all the jobs are running at the same machine then find the maximum CPU load at any time, Also print the time at which the load was maximum. Input: Given a list of … Read more

Count number of pairs in an array with sum = K

Given an array of integers and number K, write a program to find the number of pairs which has sum equal to K. Example: int input [] = {6, 3, 2, 9, 2, 2, 2, 1} int K = 4 Output: 7 int input [] = {5, 5, 5, 5} int K = 10 Output: … Read more

Maximum distance from the nearest person.

Given a bench with n seats and few people sitting, You are going to sit on a vacant seat such that the distance between you and the nearest person to you is maximum. On the beach, the occupied seats are represented by 1 and vacant seats are represented by 0. Example: Input: [1, 0, 1, … Read more

Design a data structure for Candidate Voting Problem

Given candidates standing for an election, design a data structure that can support the following modules –  1. voteCandidate (candidateName) – Add one vote for the candidate. 2. getTopK ( k ) – This will return top K candidates at that time. It can return more than k candidates if more candidates have the same … Read more

Find the Number of Contiguous Parking Areas

Problem: Given a building with parking slots. If a spot is free then it is marked by 1 and if the spot is taken by a vehicle then it is marked by 0. Write a program to find the number of free contiguous parking areas in the building. One free parking area can have one … Read more

Design data structure for players and ranks

Given a list of player names and their scores, design a data structure that can support following modules in optimal time- updateEntry(String name) – Increase the player score with “name” by 1. If no player with name is present then add a player with score 1. getEntryFromRank(int rank) – Get the players with the given … Read more

Print all nested directories and files in a given directory – Recursion

Given a source directory, write a recursive program to print all the nested directories and files in the source directory. Example: [Hellojava] [target] original-Hellojava-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar [classes] [com] [example] [lambda] [demo] Hello.class [maven-archiver] Hellojava-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar pom.xml Hellojava.iml [src] [test] [java] [main] [resources] [java] [com] Approach: Check if given file is directory,  if yes then print its … Read more

Maximum meetings in one room

You have one meeting room at your company. There are N meeting needs to take place. Every meeting has a start time and end time along with the meeting title. Your task is to schedule as many meetings as possible in that conference room with no conflicts.  Example: Meetings: A[ Start Time: 1, End Time: … Read more

Check if given sudoku is valid or not

Problem: Given a filled sudoku, write a program to check if sudoku is valid or following all of its rules. SUDOKU rules:  Each column contains all of the digits from 1 to 9 only once. Each row contains all of the digits from 1 to 9 only once. Each of the nine 3×3 sub-grid contains … Read more