Minimum number of times String A is repeated to such that B is substring of A

Given a string A consisting of n characters and a string B consisting of m characters, write a function that will return the number of times A must be stated such that B is a substring of the repeated A. If B can never be a substring, return -1. Example: A = ‘abcd’ B =’cdabcdab’ … Read more Minimum number of times String A is repeated to such that B is substring of A

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 Maximum meetings in one room

The number of cycles in a given array of integers.

Objective: Given an array of size N which contains integers from range 0 to N-1. (No duplicates). Write a program to find the number of cycles in the array.  Cycles in Array: Since the array is of size N and elements are from 0 to N-1 without any duplicates means all the elements appear exactly … Read more The number of cycles in a given array of integers.

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 Check if given sudoku is valid or not

Calculate (x^y)%z without using pow() function

Problem: Given integers x, y, and z. Write a program to calculate (x^y)%z without pow() function. Example: x = 2, y= 5, z = 3 Output: (2 ^ 5) % 3 = 2 x = 5, y= 55, z = 221 Output: (5 ^ 55) % 221 = 112 Approach: Straight forward way to calculate … Read more Calculate (x^y)%z without using pow() function

Efficient Robot Problem – Find Minimum Trips

Problem: There is N number of items that need to be transferred from one place to another by a robot. Each item has a specific weight. The robot can carry maximum weight K in one trip. You need to come up with an algorithm to find out the minimum number of trips that the robot … Read more Efficient Robot Problem – Find Minimum Trips

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

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

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 Implement/Design the version control map system

Given an array, count the number of pairs with a given sum.

Objective: Given an array of integers, write a program to count all the pairs with the given sum. Example: Given array: [1, 5, 7, 1, -1], Sum= 6 Total Pairs: 3 Note: pairs are (1, 5), (5, 1) and (7, -1) Given array: [4, 5, 1, 2, 9, -2, -4], Sum= 5 Total Pairs: 2 … Read more Given an array, count the number of pairs with a given sum.

Two Sum Problem

Objective: Given an array of integers, and k. Write a program to find indexes of two elements in an array which sum is equal to K. Example: Given array: [5, 4, 7, 3, 9, 2], Sum = 13 Output: Found indexes are: 4 and 1 Given array: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5], Sum = 9 … Read more Two Sum Problem

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

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 Print all steps to convert one string to another string

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 Lexicographically next permutation With One swap

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