# HackerRank ‘Weighted Uniform Strings’ Solution

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##### Short Problem Definition:

A weighted string is a string of lowercase English letters where each letter has a weight. Character weights are 1 to  26 from a to z…

Weighted Uniform String

##### Complexity:

time complexity is O(N)

space complexity is O(N)

##### Execution:

Parsing the string for every query is suboptimal, so I first preprocess the string. Now we know that uniform strings contain the same characters. A string can be of length 1. Do a single pass of the string and create all uniform substrings.

##### Solution:
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 def weightedUniformStrings(s, queries):     weights = set()     prev = -1     length = 0     for c in s:         weight = ord(c) - ord('a') + 1         weights.add(weight)         if prev == c:             length += 1             weights.add(length*weight)         else:             prev = c             length = 1           rval = []     for q in queries:         if q in weights:             rval.append("Yes")         else:             rval.append("No")     return rval 