Problem:

https://leetcode.com/problems/implement-stack-using-queues/description/

Implement the following operations of a stack using queues.

• push(x) — Push element x onto stack.
• pop() — Removes the element on top of the stack.
• top() — Get the top element.
• empty() — Return whether the stack is empty.

Notes:

• You must use only standard operations of a queue — which means only push to backpeek/pop from frontsize, and is empty operations are valid.
• Depending on your language, queue may not be supported natively. You may simulate a queue by using a list or deque (double-ended queue), as long as you use only standard operations of a queue.
• You may assume that all operations are valid (for example, no pop or top operations will be called on an empty stack).

Idea:

Using a single queue, for every push, shift the queue (n – 1) times such that the last element becomes the first element in the queue.

e.g.

push(1): q: [1]

push(2): q: [1, 2] -> [2, 1]

push(3): q: [2, 1, 3] -> [1, 3, 2] -> [3, 2, 1]

push(4): q: [3, 2, 1, 4] -> [2, 1, 4, 3] -> [1, 4, 3, 2] -> [4, 3, 2, 1]

Solution:

Time complexity:

Push: O(n)

Pop/top/empty: O(1)

Space complexity: O(n)

C++

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