HackerRank ‘Strong Password’ Solution


Short Problem Definition: Louise joined a social networking site to stay in touch with her friends. The signup page required her to input a name and a password. However, the password must be strong. The website considers a password to be strong if it satisfies the following criteria: Its length is at least 6. It contains at least one digit. It contains at least one...

HackerRank ‘Super Reduced String’ Solution


Short Problem Definition: Steve has a string of lowercase characters in range ascii[‘a’..’z’]. He wants to reduce the string to its shortest length by doing a series of operations. In each operation he selects a pair of adjacent lowercase letters that match, and he deletes them. For instance, the string aab could be shortened to b in one operation. Steve’s task is to...

HackerRank ‘Taum and B’day’ Solution


Short Problem Definition: Taum is planning to celebrate the birthday of his friend Diksha. There are two types of gifts that Diksha wants from Taum: one is black and the other is white. To make her happy, Taum has to buy B number of black gifts and W number of white gifts. Link Taum and B’day Complexity: time complexity is O(1) space complexity is O(1) Execution: The cost for each present is...

HackerRank ‘Sherlock and Array’ Solution


Short Problem Definition: Watson gives Sherlock an array A of length N. Then he asks him to determine if there exists an element in the array such that the sum of the elements on its left is equal to the sum of the elements on its right. If there are no elements to the left/right, then the sum is considered to be zero.Formally, find an i, such that, A1+A2…Ai-1 =Ai+1+Ai+2…AN Link Sherlock and...

HackerRank ‘Sherlock and GCD’ Solution


Short Problem Definition: Sherlock is stuck while solving a problem: Given an array A={a1,a2,..aN}, he wants to know if there exists a subset, B={ai1,ai2,…aik} where 1≤i1<i2<…<ik≤N… Link Sherlock and GCD Complexity: time complexity is O(N); space complexity is O(1) Execution: A subset has no common divisor if the GCD equals 1. There is an interesting fact that leads to my solution: If...

HackerRank ‘Sherlock and Pairs’ Solution


Short Problem Definition: Sherlock is given an array of N integers A0, A1 … AN-1 by Watson. Now Watson asks Sherlock how many different pairs of indices i and j exist such that i is not equal to j but Ai is equal to Aj. That is, Sherlock has to count total number of pairs of indices (i, j) where Ai = Aj AND i ≠ j. Link Sherlock and Pairs Complexity: time complexity is O(n) space complexity is...

HackerRank ‘Sherlock and Squares’ Solution


Short Problem Definition: Watson gives two integers A & B to Sherlock and asks if he can count the number of square integers between A and B (both inclusive). A square integer is an integer which is the square of any integer. For example, 1, 4, 9, 16 are some of the square integers as they are squares of 1, 2, 3, 4 respectively. Link Sherlock and Squares Complexity: time complexity is O(sqrt(N));...

HackerRank ‘Sherlock and The Beast’ Solution


Short Problem Definition: Sherlock Holmes suspects his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, is once again plotting something diabolical. Sherlock’s companion, Dr. Watson, suggests Moriarty may be responsible for MI6’s recent issues with their supercomputer, The Beast. Shortly after resolving to investigate, Sherlock receives a note from Moriarty boasting about infecting The Beastwith a virus; however...