## SDE1 Interview Questions

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tokenize string, "" and [] are token flags, such as

mytable "foo" [bar] "" [[[[]]].

"" Turned into ",]] turned into], [[not escaped

The results of the example given above:

mytable

foo

bar "

[[]

public List<String> tokenizestring(String s){

}

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F (n) = 3n + 1 (if n is odd) or n / 2 (if n is even)

Collapse sequence refers to each number according to this formula

until the sequence becomes equal to 1,

Find the number (which is not greater than 10000), which will have the longest Collapse sequence.

public int getlongestCollapsesequence(int n){

}

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write a function to generate a random 4 digit unique even number, the four digits cannot be the same, 1234 is valid, but 1134 is not valid

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You've escaped Commander Lambda's exploding space station along with numerous escape pods full of bunnies. But - oh no! - one of the escape pods has flown into a nearby nebula, causing you to lose track of it. You start monitoring the nebula, but unfortunately, just a moment too late to find where the pod went. However, you do find that the gas of the steadily expanding nebula follows a simple pattern, meaning that you should be able to determine the previous state of the gas and narrow down where you might find the pod.

From the scans of the nebula, you have found that it is very flat and distributed in distinct patches, so you can model it as a 2D grid. You find that the current existence of gas in a cell of the grid is determined exactly by its 4 nearby cells, specifically, (1) that cell, (2) the cell below it, (3) the cell to the right of it, and (4) the cell below and to the right of it. If, in the current state, exactly 1 of those 4 cells in the 2x2 block has gas, then it will also have gas in the next state. Otherwise, the cell will be empty in the next state.

For example, let's say the previous state of the grid (p) was:

.O..

..O.

...O

O...

To see how this grid will change to become the current grid (c) over the next time step, consider the 2x2 blocks of cells around each cell. Of the 2x2 block of [p[0][0], p[0][1], p[1][0], p[1][1]], only p[0][1] has gas in it, which means this 2x2 block would become cell c[0][0] with gas in the next time step:

.O -> O

..

Likewise, in the next 2x2 block to the right consisting of [p[0][1], p[0][2], p[1][1], p[1][2]], two of the containing cells have gas, so in the next state of the grid, c[0][1] will NOT have gas:

O. -> .

.O

Following this pattern to its conclusion, from the previous state p, the current state of the grid c will be:

O.O

.O.

O.O

Note that the resulting output will have 1 fewer row and column, since the bottom and rightmost cells do not have a cell below and to the right of them, respectively.

Write a function answer(g) where g is an array of array of bools saying whether there is gas in each cell (the current scan of the nebula), and return an int with the number of possible previous states that could have resulted in that grid after 1 time step. For instance, if the function were given the current state c above, it would deduce that the possible previous states were p (given above) as well as its horizontal and vertical reflections, and would return 4. The width of the grid will be between 3 and 50 inclusive, and the height of the grid will be between 3 and 9 inclusive. The answer will always be less than one billion (10^9).

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For a string chemical formula like “C6H2(NO2)3CH3”, and output a map with key as element and value as its count.

element can have two chars, for example Fe2(SO4)3

public HashMap<Character, Integer> getCount(String chemicals){

}

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A "derangement" of a sequence is a permutation where no element appears in its original position. For example ECABD is a derangement of ABCDE, given a string, may contain duplicate char, please out put all the derangement

public List<char[]> getDerangement(char[]){}

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three sum with duplicate, pirnt all indexes, for example:

0 2 -2 -2

(0)(1)(2)(3)

print (0, 1, 2) (0, 1, 3)

can you do it use n^2 (or less) time complexity with as less space as possible?

public List<List<Integer>> threeSum(int[] nums) {}

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Given an array of task and k wait time for which a repeated task

needs to wait k time to execute again. please rearrange the task

sequences to minimize the total time to finish all the tasks.

Example

Tasks = 111222, k = 2,

One possible task sequence is

12_12_12,

another possible task sequence is 21_21_21

thus you shoud return 8

public int getMiniTime(int[] nums, int k){

}

follow up, output one of the sequence 12_12_12, or 21_21_21

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Given a number of tasks (T) and servers (S), find out if the tasks can be accommodated on the servers. Each Task has a number of Units and each server has a number of Slots on which Units can run.

The only condition is that two Units of the same Task "cannot" run on the same Server.

Servers

S[0] = "SS1", "SS2", "SS3", SS4 //Slots // 4 -> 3 -> 2 -> 1

S[1] = "SS1", "SS2" // 2 -> 1 -> 0 -> false

S[2] = "SS1", "SS2", SS3, SS4, SS5 // 5 -> 4 -> 3 -> 2

S[3] = "SS1", "SS2", SS3, SS4, SS5 // 5 -> 4 -> 3 -> 2

Example:

S[0] = 4

S[1] = 3

S[2] = 5

S[3] = 5

...

Tasks

T[0] = U0, U1, U2, U3 //Tasks

T[1] = U0, U1

T[2] = U0, U1, U2

...

Example:

T[0] = 4

T[1] = 2

T[2] = 3

implement

boolean boolean CanRunTasks(S[], T[]){

}

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`class UndirectedGraphNode { int label; List<UndirectedGraphNode> neighbors; UndirectedGraphNode(int x) { label = x; neighbors = new ArrayList<>(); } } public boolean isBipartite(List<UndirectedGraphNode> nodes){ }`

use DFS algorithm to check the bipartite-ness of a graph

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Delhi Route Traffic Optimizer

Traffic congestion is an annoying issue in Delhi, the capital of India. Every morning thousands of people drivea residential area to the International Technology Park (ITPL). There are various routes one can take to reach ITPL and each route takes its own time making some routes faster than the others. People obviously take faster routes which causes congestion on those roads too. Congestion results into increased travel time, air pollution and wastage of fuel. As a Traffic commissioner of Delhi, you are asked to optimize the traffic by putting toll to various roads so that resultant cost of every route (driving time cost and toll cost) ends up the same. This has to be done in such a way that any driver pays toll only once no matter which route he/she takes.roads have one-way traffic and there is no cycle in any of the routes. You need to create a toll plan for a given road layout.

The toll plan must adhere to following rules:

1. Toll should be levied in such a way that perceived cost (base road cost and toll cost) remains same forroads.

2. The tolls should be levied such that the total cost for each route is minimized.

3. A route cannot have more than one toll.

4. In case of multiple solutions for a route, add toll to a road that is closer to destination.

In some use cases, it might be impossible to impose tolls that satisfy the above conditions.

http://qa.geeksforgeeks.org/11340/delhi-route-traffic-optimizer

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Give a Runable interface, and then give a scheduler post method. This post is parallel, for example:

Method header:

public void post (Runable r) {};

Call 5 times:

Scheduler.post (r1);

Scheduler.post (r2);

Scheduler.post (r3);

Scheduler.post (r4);

Scheduler.post (r5);

The five runables are allocated to five threads and run at the same time. And then asked: how to achieve these five tasks one by one run,

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There are two integer array arrayA and arrayB in the same size and two integer countA and countB. If arrayA[i] > arrayB[i], then we increase countA by 1, if arrayB[i]>arrayA[i], then we increase countB by 1. We will do nothing otherwise. Now you are given arrayA and arrayB, write a function to shuffle arrayA and so you can get countA > countB. Assume the input array are always valid, not empty and the input is guaranteed to have answer.

For example:

arrayA = [12, 24, 8, 32]

arrayB = [13, 25, 32, 11]

After shuffle:

arrayA = [24, 32, 8, 12]

arrayB = [13, 25, 32, 11]

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there is a bunch of tasks, each have different time to complete, task is independent, and then there are some workers,

How to allocate tasks to these workers to minimize the total time to complete all the task. The tasks can be randomly picked from the task list.

Example

Task: 2,2,3,7, 1

Worker: 2.

Return 8, because the first worker can work on the first three tasks : 2 + 2 + 3 = 7, and the second worker can work on the last two tasks : 7 + 1 = 8, so the total time to finish all the task is 8.

public int getMini(int[] tasks, int k)

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Given an non-negative int array and target number, check if the target can be equal to the sum of non-negative multiples of the numbers in the array.

For example, I have three numbers 6,9,20. Ex: n = 47 then it can be determined that 47 = 9*3 + 20

n=23 then there are no combinations.

public boolean combinationSum(int[] nums, int target) {

}

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We have a List of FlightRoute

`public static class FlightRoute { String from; String to; int time; .... }`

and write a function to find Shortest Path: findShorestPath(String start, String end, List<FlightRoute>routes)

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Given an int array without repeated elements and a target, count the total number of subset that can be generated from the array such that min (subset) + max (subset) < target

public int countSubSet(int[] nums, int target){

}

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Data structure design, N horse races, there are 10 checkpoints, whenever a horse through a check point will produce a (horse number, check point number) message, then design a data structure and algorithm to update the messages and then get the top 3 horse efficiently.

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Input friend’s relation {{1,2}, {2,3}, {3,4}}, could you split all the users into two groups and for the user in each group, all the users do not know each other. So the expected output should be group1 {1,3}, group2 {2,4}. If it is cannot be spitted into two group, just return “impossible”

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/**

* Definition for an interval.

* public class Interval {

* int start;

* int end;

* Interval() { start = 0; end = 0; }

* Interval(int s, int e) { start = s; end = e; }

* }

*/

Given a list of intervals, and a target interval

Our goal is to merge these intervals, so that the results of the merge can cover the target interval, return the minimum number of the original interval required for this merge

For example

IntervalList: [-1, 9] [1, 10] [0, 3] [9,10] [3, 14] [2, 9] [10, 16]

Target interval: [2, 15]

we find that there are several ways to cover [2,15], such as:

[-1, 9] + [9,10] + [10, 16] or [1, 10] + [10, 16].

We want to merge the least number of ways, so here should return 2

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Given a decendents of nodes, write an algorithm to find whether it is a tree or a graph?

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Caeser;s Cipher is a very famous encryptiontechnique used in crptography.It is a type of substitution cipher in which each letter in the plaintext is replaced by letter some fixed number of positions down the alphabet.For example,with a shift of 3 ,D would be replaced bt G,E would become H,X would become A and so on.

Encryption of a letter x by a shift k can bedescribed mathematically as Ek(X)=(X+K)%26.

Given a plain text and it's corresponding ciphertext,output the minimum no negative value of shift that was used to encrypt the plaintext or else output -1 if it is no possible to obtain the given ciphertext from the given plaintext using caeser's cipher technique.

Input

The first line of the input contains Q,denoting the number of queries.

The next Q lines contain two strings s and t consisting of only uppercase letters

output::

For each test case,output a single non negative integer denoting the minimum value of shift that was used to encrypt the the plaintext or else print -1 if the answer does not exist.

Sample Input OUTPUT

2 3

ABC -1

DEF

AAA

PQR

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count Number of balanced Binary Tree given Preorder Sequence length

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Given an array arr and a number n, you have to find whether there exist a subset in arr whose sum is n. You have to print length of the subset.

1. There exists only one subset like that

2. All number in arr are positive

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Find largest sub-array?

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I have a file which has a number of 10 digit numerals and 10 digit alphanumeric characters. Write a UNIX basic command to print distinct 10 digit alphanumeric charters

Sample Input

1234567890

1234567890

123456789X

0974385495

Expected O/P

123456789X

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Delete files of size more than 100mb in a folder which are older than 90 days.

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Given a comma separated file print the last but one column of every line.

e.g:

a,b,c,d,e,f

1,2,3,4

w,x,y,z

output should be

e

3

y

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A binary tree and a number, say k are given. Print every path in the tree with sum of the nodes in the path as k.(A path can start from any node and end at any node, i.e. they need not be root node and leaf node; and negative numbers can also be there in the tree)