leetcode Ransom Note
Given an arbitrary ransom note string and another string containing letters from all the magazines, write a function that will return true if the ransom note can be constructed from the magazines ; otherwise, it will return false.
Each letter in the magazine string can only be used once in your ransom note.
You may assume that both strings contain only lowercase letters.Python
123 canConstruct("a", "b") -> falsecanConstruct("aa", "ab") -> falsecanConstruct("aa", "aab") -> true
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leetcode Insert Delete GetRandom O(1) – Duplicates allowed
Design a data structure that supports all following operations in average O(1) time.
Note: Duplicate elements are allowed.
insert(val): Inserts an item val to the collection.
remove(val): Removes an item val from the collection if present.
getRandom: Returns a random element from current collection of elements. The probability of each element being returned is linearly related to the number of same value the collection contains.
1234567891011121314151617181920 // Init an empty collection.RandomizedCollection collection = new RandomizedCollection();// Inserts 1 to the collection. Returns true as the collection did not contain 1.collection.insert(1);// Inserts another 1 to the collection. Returns false as the collection contained 1. Collection now contains [1,1].collection.insert(1);// Inserts 2 to the collection, returns true. Collection now contains [1,1,2].collection.insert(2);// getRandom should return 1 with the probability 2/3, and returns 2 with the probability 1/3.collection.getRandom();// Removes 1 from the collection, returns true. Collection now contains [1,2].collection.remove(1);// getRandom should return 1 and 2 both equally likely.collection.getRandom();
leetcode Insert Delete GetRandom O(1)
Design a data structure that supports all following operations in O(1) time.
insert(val): Inserts an item val to the set if not already present.
remove(val): Removes an item val from the set if present.
getRandom: Returns a random element from current set of elements. Each element must have the same probability of being returned.
1234567891011121314151617181920212223 // Init an empty set.RandomizedSet randomSet = new RandomizedSet();// Inserts 1 to the set. Returns true as 1 was inserted successfully.randomSet.insert(1);// Returns false as 2 does not exist in the set.randomSet.remove(2);// Inserts 2 to the set, returns true. Set now contains [1,2].randomSet.insert(2);// getRandom should return either 1 or 2 randomly.randomSet.getRandom();// Removes 1 from the set, returns true. Set now contains .randomSet.remove(1);// 2 was already in the set, so return false.randomSet.insert(2);// Since 1 is the only number in the set, getRandom always return 1.randomSet.getRandom();
leetcode Kth Smallest Element in a Sorted Matrix
Given a n x n matrix where each of the rows and columns are sorted in ascending order, find the kth smallest element in the matrix.
Note that it is the kth smallest element in the sorted order, not the kth distinct element.
12345678 matrix = [[ 1, 5, 9],[10, 11, 13],[12, 13, 15]],k = 8,return 13.
You may assume k is always valid, 1 ≤ k ≤ n2.
- 217 Contains Duplicate
- 219 Contains Duplicate II
- 220 Contains Duplicate III
leetcode Combination Sum IV
Given an integer array with all positive numbers and no duplicates, find the number of possible combinations that add up to a positive integer target.
123456789101112131415 nums = [1, 2, 3]target = 4The possible combination ways are:(1, 1, 1, 1)(1, 1, 2)(1, 2, 1)(1, 3)(2, 1, 1)(2, 2)(3, 1)Note that different sequences are counted as different combinations.Therefore the output is 7.
What if negative numbers are allowed in the given array?
How does it change the problem?
What limitation we need to add to the question to allow negative numbers?
- 1. Two Sum
- 15. 3Sum
- 16. 3Sum Closest
- 18. 4Sum
- 167. Two Sum II – Input array is sorted
leetcode Wiggle Subsequence
A sequence of numbers is called a wiggle sequence if the differences between successive numbers strictly alternate between positive and negative. The first difference (if one exists) may be either positive or negative. A sequence with fewer than two elements is trivially a wiggle sequence.
[1,7,4,9,2,5]is a wiggle sequence because the differences (6,-3,5,-7,3) are alternately positive and negative. In contrast,
[1,7,4,5,5]are not wiggle sequences, the first because its first two differences are positive and the second because its last difference is zero.
Given a sequence of integers, return the length of the longest subsequence that is a wiggle sequence. A subsequence is obtained by deleting some number of elements (eventually, also zero) from the original sequence, leaving the remaining elements in their original order.
12345678910 Input: [1,7,4,9,2,5]Output: 6The entire sequence is a wiggle sequence.Input: [1,17,5,10,13,15,10,5,16,8]Output: 7There are several subsequences that achieve this length. One is [1,17,10,13,10,16,8].Input: [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9]Output: 2
Can you do it in O(n) time?
leetcode Guess Number Higher or Lower II
We are playing the Guess Game. The game is as follows:
I pick a number from 1 to n. You have to guess which number I picked.
Every time you guess wrong, I’ll tell you whether the number I picked is higher or lower.
However, when you guess a particular number x, and you guess wrong, you pay $x. You win the game when you guess the number I picked.
123456789 n = 10, I pick 8.First round: You guess 5, I tell you that it's higher. You pay $5.Second round: You guess 7, I tell you that it's higher. You pay $7.Third round: You guess 9, I tell you that it's lower. You pay $9.Game over. 8 is the number I picked.You end up paying $5 + $7 + $9 = $21.
Given a particular n ≥ 1, find out how much money you need to have to guarantee a win.
- The best strategy to play the game is to minimize the maximum loss you could possibly face. Another strategy is to minimize the expected loss. Here, we are interested in the first scenario.
- Take a small example (n = 3). What do you end up paying in the worst case?
- Check out this article if you’re still stuck.
- The purely recursive implementation of minimax would be worthless for even a small n. You MUST use dynamic programming.
- As a follow-up, how would you modify your code to solve the problem of minimizing the expected loss, instead of the worst-case loss?