Category: Software Development Engineer (SDE)

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Print all subarrays of a given array

Objec­tive:  Given an array write an algorithm to print all the possible sub arrays. Example: int [] a = {1, 2, 3}; Output: Possible subarrays – {1}, {2}, {3}, {1, 2} , {2, 3}, {1,...

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Text Justification Problem (OR Word Wrap Problem)

Objec­tive:  Given a list of words and length L. Format the words so that each line will have only L characters and fully justified (left and right justified). Restrictions- You need to fit as many...

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Dynamic Programming – Egg Dropping Problem

Objec­tive:  There are n number of eggs and building which has k floors. Write an algorithm to find the minimum number of drops is required to know the floor from which if egg is dropped,...

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Nuts & Bolts Problem (Lock & Key problem)

Objec­tive:  Given ‘n’ Nuts and ‘n’ Bolts of different sizes. There is one-to-one mapping between nuts and bolts. Write an algorithm to find all matches between nuts and bolts Note: This problem can also be...

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Divide and Conquer – Rearrange array elements in special order

Objec­tive:  Given an array of integers of size 2n, write an algorithm to arrange them such that first n elements and last n elements are set up in alternative manner. Say n = 3 and...

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Dynamic programming – Printer Problem

Objective:  Given a printer which can perform only 2 operations- Printer can print consecutive identical characters in one go. It can replace consecutive characters by consecutive identical characters at any position. You are given a...

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Remove Duplicates from a string

Objective:  Given a string, write an algorithm to remove the duplicate characters in that string. Example: Input: tutorialhorizon Output: tuorialhzn Approaches: There are multiple approaches to solve this problem- Use Sorting – (Will change the...

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Find median of two sorted arrays of same size

Objective:  Given two sorted arrays of size n. Write an algorithm to find the median of combined array (merger of both the given arrays, size = 2n). What is Median? The median is the value separating the...

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Dynamic programming – Minimum Jumps to reach to end

Objective:  Given an array of non negative integers, start from the first element and reach the last by jumping. The jump length can be at most the value at the current position in the array....

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Dynamic programming – Remove Boxes Problem

Objec­tive:  Given a number of boxes with different colors represented by different positive numbers. You need to remove all the boxes in several rounds, each time you can choose continuous boxes with the same color (means...

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Find two non-repeating numbers in an array in O(n) time and O(1) space

Objective:  Given an array of integers which has all the repeating numbers (twice) but two numbers which are non-repeating. Write an algorithm to find out those two numbers. Example int [] arrA = {4,5,4,5,3,2,9,3,9,8}; Output:...

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Find local minimum or local maximum in O(1).

Objec­tive: Given an array such that every next element differs from the previous by +/- 1. (i.e. a[i+1] = a[i] +/-1 ) Find the local max OR min in O(1) time. The interviewer mentioned one...

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Majority Element- Boyer–Moore majority vote algorithm

Objec­tive:  Given an array of integer write an algorithm to find the majority element in it (if exist). Majority Element: If an element appears more than n/2 times in array where n is the size...

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Find the local minima in a given array

Objec­tive:  Given an array of integer write an algorithm to find the local minima. Local Minima: An element is considered as local minima if it is less than both of its neighbors (if neighbors exist)....

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