Category: Microsoft Interview

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Stable Marriage Problem – Gale–Shapley Algorithm – Java

Stable Marriage Given N men and N women and the marriage preference order for each man and woman. Their marriage will be stable when these men and women marry in such a manner so...

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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...

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Given an array, print all unique subsets with a given sum.

Objective: Given an array of integers and number N, Write an algorithm to find and print all the subsets of the array for which sum is equal to N. Example: input [] = {6,2,7,8,2,4,1,3,7,5}...

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Articulation Points OR Cut Vertices in a Graph

Objective: Given a graph, write an algorithm to find all the articulation points or cut vertices. Articulation Points: In a graph, a vertex is called an articulation point if removal of that vertex (along...

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Find the number of distinct Islands OR connected components.

Objective: Given a 2d grid map of ‘1’s (land) and ‘0’s (water), count the number of distinct or unique islands. Island: An island is surrounded by water and is formed by connecting adjacent lands...

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Print All Paths in Dijkstra’s Shortest Path Algorithm

Objective:  Given a graph and a source vertex write an algorithm to find the shortest path from the source vertex to all the vertices and print the paths all well. Example: We strongly recommend reading...

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Check if Graph is Bipartite – Adjacency List using Depth-First Search(DFS)

Objective: Given a graph represented by the adjacency List, write a Depth-First Search(DFS) algorithm to check whether the graph is bipartite or not. Earlier we have solved the same problem using Adjacency Matrix (Check...

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Sort a given stack – Using Recursion

Objective: Given a stack of integers, write an algorithm to sort the stack using recursion.  Example: Original Stack: [14, 9, 67, 91, 101, 25] Sorted Stack: [9, 14, 25, 67, 91, 101] Original Stack:...

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Determine the given routing number belong to which bank

Objective: Given the banks and range of routing numbers for each bank. You have given a routing number, write a program to determine which bank it belongs to. Input: Given a list of routing...

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Find all unique combinations of exact K numbers (from 1 to 9 ) with sum to N

Objective: Given two integers N and K. Write an algorithm to find all the combinations of k numbers which sum to N.  Conditions:  All K numbers must be between 1 and 9 and unique....

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Evaluation of Prefix Expressions (Polish Notation) | Set 2

Earlier we had discussed how to evaluate prefix expression where operands are of single-digit. In this article, we will discuss how to evaluate prefix expression for any number ( not necessarily single digit.) Prefix...

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