## Software Engineer Interview Questions

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AnswersGiven an infinite chessboard, find minimum no. of steps for a knight to reach from the origin to (x, y).

- neer.1304 July 03, 2019 in United States

Extension A list of forbidden coordinates are introduced where knight can’t reach. Handle this in your code. Make sure the infinite loop is handled since the board is infinite.| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

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AnswersGiven a matrix of people(denoted by small alphabets) and bikes(denoted by capital alphabets), find the nearest bike for a given person.

- neer.1304 July 03, 2019 in United States

How will you change your solution if you have to find bikes for a set of people? (assuming multiple bikes can be at the same distance from 1 person)| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

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AnswersGiven an array of n integers, find the lexicographically smallest subsequence of length k.

- neer.1304 July 03, 2019 in United States| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

Google Software Engineer Algorithm - 1of 1 vote

AnswersGiven a list of player names and their scores – {Carl, 70; Alex, 55; Isla, 40}, design a data structure that can support following modules in optimal time-

- neer.1304 July 03, 2019 in United States

i) updateEntry(string name)

ii) getEntryFromRank(int rank)| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

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AnswersGiven an input stream of boolean values, design a data structure that can support following modules in optimal time-

- neer.1304 July 03, 2019 in United States

i) setTrue(index)

ii) setFalse(index)

iii) setAllTrue()

iv) setAllFalse()

v) getIndex(index)| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

Google Software Engineer Algorithm - 1of 1 vote

AnswerGiven two strings, A and B, of equal length, find whether it is possible to cut both strings at a common point such that the first part of A and the second part of B form a palindrome.

- neer.1304 July 03, 2019 in United States

Extension1. How would you change your solution if the strings could be cut at any point (not just a common point)?

Extension2. Multiple cuts in the strings (substrings to form a palindrome)? Form a palindrome using a substring from both strings. What is its time complexity?| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

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AnswerGiven a stream of integers, a value k and a value w, consider the integers in the window w and chop off greater k and smaller k elements from the window w. From the remaining elements, compute the average.

- neer.1304 July 03, 2019 in United States| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

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AnswersImplement the version control map system which takes the snapshot of the versions of data. Implement the following functions:

- neer.1304 July 03, 2019 in United States

put(key, value) -> puts the value again the key in the latest version of the map

get(key) -> get the value of the key for the latest version of the data

snapshot() -> take a snapshot and increment the version

getValVersion(version id, key) -> return value of the key of the particular version| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

Google Software Engineer Algorithm - 0of 0 votes

AnswersGiven various subsequences of an array, print the overall array:

- neer.1304 July 03, 2019 in United States

Example: [1, 3, 5], [1, 3, 9], [9, 5]

Array : [1, 3, 9, 5]| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

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AnswersA graph has N vertices numbered from 1 to N. We have two lists. One list M consisted of edges between vertices. The other list K consists of restricted paths. We have to add edges one by one from M and check whether the addition of the particular edge leads to a path between the restricted edges given in K. If it creates a path, we have to discard the edge.

- neer.1304 July 03, 2019 in United States

Example: N = 4; K = {(1, 4)}; M = {(1, 2), (2, 3), (3, 4)}. Here, addition of edge (3, 4) will create a path between 1 and 4. Hence we discard edge (3, 4)| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

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AnswersYou are given 2 strings which are exactly same but 1 string has an extra character. Find that character.

- neer.1304 July 03, 2019 in United States| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

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AnswerYou are given an array of million numbers and provided a range of index (say left, right). For multiple queries, each with input left and right indexes, output the maximum in that range.

- neer.1304 July 03, 2019 in United States| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

Google Software Engineer Algorithm - 0of 0 votes

AnswersGiven (x, y) coordinates, create a function such that each coordinate is uniquely mapped to an integer. Also make sure that given an integer, you should be able to find (x, y) coordinates. So F(x, y) = z and also that inverse F(z) = (x, y).

- neer.1304 July 03, 2019 in United States| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

Google Software Engineer Algorithm - 2of 2 votes

AnswerWe have to paint n boards of length {A1, A2…An}. There are k painters available and each takes 1 unit time to paint 1 unit of board. The problem is to find the minimum time to get

- neer.1304 July 03, 2019 in United States

this job done under the constraints that any painter will only paint continuous sections of boards, say board {2, 3, 4} or only board {1} or nothing but not board {2, 4, 5}.

Input : k = 2, A = {10, 10, 10, 10}

Output : 20.

Here we can divide the boards into 2

equal sized partitions, so each painter

gets 20 units of board and the total

time taken is 20.

Input : k = 2, A = {10, 20, 30, 40}

Output : 60.

Here we can divide first 3 boards for

one painter and the last board for

second painter.| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

Google Software Engineer Algorithm - 2of 2 votes

AnswerSelect a random point uniformly within a rectangle, (The side of rectangle is parallel to the x/ y grid).

- acoding167 June 19, 2019 in United States

Follow-up: Given multiple non-overlapped rectangles on the 2D grid, uniformly select a random point from the rectangles.| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

Google Software Engineer - 0of 0 votes

AnswersGiven range of routing numbers, determine which bank it belongs to.

- neer.1304 June 08, 2019 in United States

Ex-

I/p -(123400,123500, BOA), (12538, 12548, GCU)…

For 123450 - Output BOA

12540 - Output GCU| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

Google Software Engineer Algorithm - 2of 2 votes

AnswersFind whether string S is periodic.

- acoding167 June 07, 2019 in United States

Periodic indicates S = nP.

e.g.

S = "ababab", then n = 3, and P = "ab"

S = "xxxxxx", then n = 1, and P = "x"

S = "aabbaaabba", then n = 2, and P = "aabba"

follow up:

Given string S, find out the P (repetitive pattern) of S.| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

Facebook Software Engineer - 0of 0 votes

Answerswrite a JSON validator

- boony June 04, 2019 in United States| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

Facebook Software Engineer Algorithm - 3of 3 votes

AnswersGiven two two integer arrays. Find the longest common subsequence.

- acoding167 June 02, 2019 in United States

eg: a =[1 5 2 6 3 7], b = [5 6 7 1 2 3]. return [1 2 3] or [5 6 7]| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

Google Software Engineer - 0of 0 votes

AnswersHas anyone interviewed with Microsoft, Fargo North Dakota? Care to share the experience and some interview questions?

- Glorious May 20, 2019 in United States| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

Microsoft Software Engineer - 5of 5 votes

AnswersTree Game

- aonecode May 17, 2019 in United States

class TreeNode {

TreeNode parent; //parent node

TreeNode left; //left child

TreeNode right; //right child

}

Two people in a game, player scores by claiming nodes in binary tree, tree node class as shown above.

The player who eventually owns more nodes wins the game.

Player A and B each claims a node at first.

After the first round, a player will only be able to claim a node adjacent to any node owned by himself.

A tree node is adjacent to its parent, left right and right child.

A node owned cannot be re-claimed.

End game when all nodes are owned.

If player A gets the first claim at node N, find whether it is possible for player B to win.

If yes, find out which node player B should claim at his first move.

Follow up: if player B takes the first hand instead, which node should he pick?| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

Google Software Engineer Algorithm - 2of 2 votes

AnswersGive m balls and n bins. Find out how many ways to assign balls to bins. Notice the buckets has no order. Like (1,2,3) and (3,2,1) are considered the same.

- acoding167 May 16, 2019 in United States

eg, m = 3, n = 2, return 2. (1, 2) and (3, 0)| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

Amazon Software Engineer - 0of 0 votes

AnswerGiven items as Shirt, Trouser, Shoes, Tie, Belt, Shocks, and dependencies as -

- alisonlee659 May 15, 2019 in United States

Tie can be worn after Shirt

Belt can be worn after Shirt and Trouser

Shocks can be worn after Trouser

Shoes can be worn after Shocks

Find various orders in which the activity of wearing clothes can be completed.| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

Amazon Software Engineer - 0of 0 votes

AnswersWrite your own class for key value store which has four methods:

- Desi May 14, 2019 in United States for ATG

put(key,value)

get(key)

getRandom() this should return a random value with equal probability

deleteWithKey(key)

I was allowed to use hashmap internally to store data.

this was my second technical phone interview because they wanted to get some more idea about my technical skills.| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

Uber Software Engineer Algorithm - 0of 0 votes

AnswersAt first Interviewer asked me to write a problem to solve sudoku and return error if sudoku is invalid.

- Desi May 14, 2019 in United States for ATG

I told him I already had seen the problem before and he said he really appreciates my honesty.

this was my second technical phone interview because they wanted to get some more idea about my technical skills.| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

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AnswersGiven an array of integers find all combination of numbers (regardless of length) that add up to a particular sum. (Subset sum problem)

- pk May 14, 2019 in United States| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

Uber Software Engineer - 0of 0 votes

AnswersGiven a list of files. Return all the unique lines from all files.

- neer.1304 May 12, 2019 in United States| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

Google Software Engineer Algorithm - 0of 0 votes

AnswerGiven a set of points, find the smallest rectangle by area.

- neer.1304 May 12, 2019 in United States| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

Google Software Engineer Algorithm - 0of 0 votes

AnswersGiven N shop coordinates on a 2-d plane, Find the nearest shop from a man whose coordinates are given.

- neer.1304 May 12, 2019 in United States| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

Google Software Engineer Algorithm - 0of 0 votes

AnswersGive you a text file, remove duplicated lines.

- neer.1304 May 12, 2019 in United States| Report Duplicate | Flag | PURGE

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