# Hamming Distance between two given strings

**Objective: **Given two strings with equal lengths, write an algorithm to calculate the hamming distance between the strings.

**Hamming Distance:** Hamming distance between two strings is the number of positions at which the characters are different.

**Example:**

X = AABBCCDD, Y = AAAACCCC Hamming distance: 4 There are four positions at which bits are different X = dogandcat, Y = catanddog Hamming distance: 6 There are six positions at which bits are different.

**Approach:**

- Initialize humming_distance = 0.
- Iterate both strings, one character at a time. If characters are different then increment humming_distance by 1.
- Once the iteration is completed, return the humming_distance.

**Complete Code: **

**Output:**

x=AABBCCDD, y=AAAACCCC Hamming distance: 4 x=dogandcat, y=catanddog Hamming distance: 6