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花花酱 LeetCode 1452. People Whose List of Favorite Companies Is Not a Subset of Another List

Given the array favoriteCompanies where favoriteCompanies[i] is the list of favorites companies for the ith person (indexed from 0).

Return the indices of people whose list of favorite companies is not a subset of any other list of favorites companies. You must return the indices in increasing order.

Example 1:

Input: favoriteCompanies = [["leetcode","google","facebook"],["google","microsoft"],["google","facebook"],["google"],["amazon"]]
Output: [0,1,4] 
Person with index=2 has favoriteCompanies[2]=["google","facebook"] which is a subset of favoriteCompanies[0]=["leetcode","google","facebook"] corresponding to the person with index 0. 
Person with index=3 has favoriteCompanies[3]=["google"] which is a subset of favoriteCompanies[0]=["leetcode","google","facebook"] and favoriteCompanies[1]=["google","microsoft"]. 
Other lists of favorite companies are not a subset of another list, therefore, the answer is [0,1,4].

Example 2:

Input: favoriteCompanies = [["leetcode","google","facebook"],["leetcode","amazon"],["facebook","google"]]
Output: [0,1] 
Explanation: In this case favoriteCompanies[2]=["facebook","google"] is a subset of favoriteCompanies[0]=["leetcode","google","facebook"], therefore, the answer is [0,1].

Example 3:

Input: favoriteCompanies = [["leetcode"],["google"],["facebook"],["amazon"]]
Output: [0,1,2,3]


  • 1 <= favoriteCompanies.length <= 100
  • 1 <= favoriteCompanies[i].length <= 500
  • 1 <= favoriteCompanies[i][j].length <= 20
  • All strings in favoriteCompanies[i] are distinct.
  • All lists of favorite companies are distinct, that is, If we sort alphabetically each list then favoriteCompanies[i] != favoriteCompanies[j].
  • All strings consist of lowercase English letters only.

Solution: Hashtable

Time complexity: O(n*n*m)
Space complexity: O(n*m)
where n is the # of people, m is the # of companies


Use int as key to make it faster.


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