June | 2022 | Leetcoding Challenge

Posted on Dec 25, 2020

21 June | 1642. Furthest Building You Can Reach

You are given an integer array heights representing the heights of buildings, some bricks, and some ladders.

You start your journey from building 0 and move to the next building by possibly using bricks or ladders.

While moving from building i to building i+1 (0-indexed),

  • If the current building’s height is greater than or equal to the next building’s height, you do not need a ladder or bricks.
  • If the current building’s height is less than the next building’s height, you can either use one ladder or (h[i+1] - h[i]) bricks.

Return the furthest building index (0-indexed) you can reach if you use the given ladders and bricks optimally.

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int furthestBuilding(vector<int>& heights, int bricks, int ladders) {

    priority_queue<int> heap;

    int i=0, diff =0;

    for(i=0; i<heights.size()-1; i++){

    diff = heights[i+1]-heights[i];

    if(diff < 1)

    bricks -= diff;

    if(bricks < 0){
        bricks += heap.top();

    if(ladders < 0) break;


    return i;

22 June | 215. Kth Largest Element in an Array

Given an integer array nums and an integer k, return the kth largest element in the array.

Note that it is the kth largest element in the sorted order, not the kth distinct element.


int findKthLargest(vector<int>& nums, int k) {
    priority_queue<int> pq(nums.begin(), nums.end());
    int i=0;
	while(i++ < k-1)
	return pq.top();


int findKthLargest(vector<int>& nums, int k) {
    sort(nums.begin(), nums.end(), greater<int>());
    return nums[k-1];

23 June | 630. Course Schedule III

There are n different online courses numbered from 1 to n. You are given an array courses where courses[i] = [durationi, lastDayi] indicate that the ith course should be taken continuously for durationi days and must be finished before or on lastDayi.

You will start on the 1st day and you cannot take two or more courses simultaneously.

Return the maximum number of courses that you can take.

    static bool comp(const vector<int>& a, vector<int>& b){
        return a[1] < b[1];

    int scheduleCourse(vector<vector<int>>& courses) {

        sort(courses.begin(), courses.end(), comp);

        priority_queue<int> pq;
        int sum = 0;

        for(vector<int> course : courses) {
            sum += course[0];
            if(sum > course[1]){
                sum -= pq.top();
        return pq.size();

25 June | 665. Non-decreasing Array

Given an array nums with n integers, your task is to check if it could become non-decreasing by modifying at most one element.

We define an array is non-decreasing if nums[i] <= nums[i + 1] holds for every i (0-based) such that (0 <= i <= n - 2).

bool checkPossibility(vector<int>& nums)
        for(int i=0;i<nums.size()-1;i++)
                if(i-1>=0 && nums[i-1] > nums[i+1])

        for(int i=0;i<nums.size()-1;i++)
                return false;

        return true;

26 June | 1423. Maximum Points You Can Obtain from Cards

There are several cards arranged in a row, and each card has an associated number of points. The points are given in the integer array cardPoints.

In one step, you can take one card from the beginning or from the end of the row. You have to take exactly k cards.

Your score is the sum of the points of the cards you have taken.

Given the integer array cardPoints and the integer k, return the maximum score you can obtain.

    int maxScore(vector<int>& nums, int k) {

        int front=k-1, rear=nums.size()-1, sum=0;

        for(int i=0;i<k;i++)

        int maxi = sum;

        while(front>=0 && front<rear){
            sum+=nums[rear--] - nums[front--];
        return maxi;

27 June | 1689. Partitioning Into Minimum Number Of Deci-Binary Numbers

A decimal number is called deci-binary if each of its digits is either 0 or 1 without any leading zeros. For example, 101 and 1100 are deci-binary, while 112 and 3001 are not.

Given a string n that represents a positive decimal integer, return the minimum number of positive deci-binary numbers needed so that they sum up to n.

int minPartitions(string n) {
    char mx = '0';
    for(auto ch:n){
        if(ch == '9')
            return 9;
        if(ch > mx)
            mx = ch;
    return mx - '0';

28 June | 1647. Minimum Deletions to Make Character Frequencies Unique

A string s is called good if there are no two different characters in s that have the same frequency.

Given a string s, return the minimum number of characters you need to delete to make s good.

The frequency of a character in a string is the number of times it appears in the string. For example, in the string “aab”, the frequency of ‘a’ is 2, while the frequency of ‘b’ is 1.

int minDeletions(string s) {

    vector<int> freq(26, 0);

    for(char ch:s)
        freq[ch - 'a']++;

    sort(freq.begin(), freq.end(), greater<int>());

    int ans(0), limit = freq[0];

    for(int i=1; i<26 && freq[i]; i++){
            if(freq[i] >= limit)
                ans += freq[i] - limit;
            else limit = freq[i];
        else ans += freq[i];

    return ans;

29 June | 1647. Minimum Deletions to Make Character Frequencies Unique

You are given an array of people, people, which are the attributes of some people in a queue (not necessarily in order). Each $people[i] = [h_i, ki]$ represents the $i_th$ person of height $h_i$ with exactly $k_i$ other people in front who have a height greater than or equal to $h_i$

Reconstruct and return the queue that is represented by the input array people. The returned queue should be formatted as an array queue, where $queue[j] = [h_j, k_j]$ is the attributes of the $j_th$ person in the queue (queue[0] is the person at the front of the queue).

    static bool compare(vector<int>& a, vector<int> & b)
        if(a[0] == b[0])
            return a[1] < b[1];
        return a[0] > b[0];

    vector<vector<int>> reconstructQueue(vector<vector<int>>& people) {

        int n = people.size();
        sort(people.begin(), people.end(), compare);
        vector<vector<int>> ans;
        for(int i = 0; i < n; i++)
            int pos = people[i][1];
            ans.insert(ans.begin() + pos, people[i]);

        return ans;