Job Sequencing algorithm – Java

Objective: You are given n jobs along with the deadline and profit for each job. Your task is to write an algorithm to choose the jobs wisely which can maximize the profit. Also compute the maximum profit. Below are the details Each job duration is 1 unit. Name – Name of the job. Deadline – … Read more

Find subarray with a sum to given number-2 | Handle negative numbers

Problem: Given an array (positive and negative) and an integer, find the subarray with sum is equal to the given integer.  Note: This problem is an extension of – find the subarray with sum to a Given Value, in which arrays with negative numbers are not handled.  Example: Given input: [25, 12, -14, 22, -19, … Read more

Sort the two dimensional (2D) array – In-place

Problem: Given a two-dimensional array where each individual row is sorted in ascending order. Your task to sort the entire 2d array in ascending order. Write an algorithm for the sorting. Example: Given Array: [[5, 12, 17, 21, 23] [1, 2, 4, 6, 8] [12, 14, 18, 19, 27] [3, 7, 9, 15, 25]] Sorted … Read more

Implement/Design the version control map system

Problem: Implement the version control map system which takes the snapshot of the versions of data. Implement the following functions: put(key, value) – puts the value again the key in the latest version of the map get(key) – get the value of the key for the latest version of the data snapshot() – take a … Read more

Find if any two intervals overlap in given intervals

Objective: Interval is defined as [start, end]- the start of an interval to the end of the interval. Given a list of Intervals. Your task is to check if any two intervals overlap. Example: Given Interval: [[1,5], [6,10], [12,15], [3,7]] Two intervals are present which intersect Given Interval: [[1,5], [6,10], [12,15]] No intervals overlasx Approach:  … Read more

Given an array, find all unique subsets with a given sum with allowed repeated digits.

Objective: Given an array of integers and number N, Write an algorithm to find and print all the unique subsets of array for which sum is equal to N where array elements can be repeated any number of times.  Example: int [] arrA={2,4,3} sum =6 Output: [2, 2, 2] [2, 4] [3, 3] int [] … Read more

Print all steps to convert one string to another string

Objective: Given two strings, source string and target string, which are permutation or anagram of each other. You are allowed two swap only consecutive characters. Write an algorithm to print all the steps ( all the swaps) which will lead the conversion of the source string to the target string. NOTE: There could be multiple … Read more

Lexicographically next permutation With One swap

Objective: Given an array of integers (in particular order or permutation of a set of numbers), write an algorithm to find the lexicographically next permutation of the given permutation with only one swap.  This problem can also be asked as “Given a permutation of numbers you need to find the next larger permutation OR smallest … Read more

Find all subsets of size K from a given number N (1 to N)

Objective: Given two integers N and K, Write an algorithm to find subsets of size K from the numbers 1 to N.  Example: N = 5 K = 3 Output: [1, 2, 3] [1, 2, 4] [1, 2, 5] [1, 3, 4] [1, 3, 5] [1, 4, 5] [2, 3, 4] [2, 3, 5] [2, … Read more

Find all possible combinations with sum K from a given number N(1 to N) with the repetition of numbers is allowed

Objective: Given two integers N and K, Write an algorithm to find possible combinations that add to K, from the numbers 1 to N.  Condition: An integer from 1 to N can be repeated any number of times in combination. Example: N = 5 K = 3 Output: [1, 1, 1] [1, 2] [3] N … Read more

Construct the largest number from the given array.

Objective: Given an array of integers, write an algorithm to construct the largest number possible by appending the array elements.  Example: Given Input: [7, 78] Largest Number Possible: 787 Explanation: two possibilities are 778 and 787. 787 is larger than 778. Given Input: [25, 42, 39] Largest Number Possible: 423925 Approach:  Normal sorting in descending … Read more

Given an array, find three-element sum closest to Zero

Objective: Given an array of integers, find the sum of any three elements which is closest to zero. The array may contain positive and negative elements.  Example:  Given Input: [-1, 4, -2, 5, 10, -5] Minimum Sum with three elements is: 1 Explanation:  -1, 4, -2 sums to -1  Given Input: [-1, 4, -2, 5, … Read more