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You are given an integer array nums. You can choose exactly one index (0-indexed) and remove the element. Notice that the index of the elements may change after the removal.

For example, if nums = [6,1,7,4,1]:

• Choosing to remove index 1 results in nums = [6,7,4,1].
• Choosing to remove index 2 results in nums = [6,1,4,1].
• Choosing to remove index 4 results in nums = [6,1,7,4].

An array is fair if the sum of the odd-indexed values equals the sum of the even-indexed values.

Return the number of indices that you could choose such that after the removal, numsis fair.

Example 1:

Input: nums = [2,1,6,4]
Output: 1
Explanation:
Remove index 0: [1,6,4] -> Even sum: 1 + 4 = 5. Odd sum: 6. Not fair.
Remove index 1: [2,6,4] -> Even sum: 2 + 4 = 6. Odd sum: 6. Fair.
Remove index 2: [2,1,4] -> Even sum: 2 + 4 = 6. Odd sum: 1. Not fair.
Remove index 3: [2,1,6] -> Even sum: 2 + 6 = 8. Odd sum: 1. Not fair.
There is 1 index that you can remove to make nums fair.


Example 2:

Input: nums = [1,1,1]
Output: 3
Explanation: You can remove any index and the remaining array is fair.


Example 3:

Input: nums = [1,2,3]
Output: 0
Explanation: You cannot make a fair array after removing any index.


Constraints:

• 1 <= nums.length <= 105
• 1 <= nums[i] <= 104

## Solution: Prefix Sum

Time complexity: O(n)
Space complexity: O(n)

## C++

You are given an integer array nums and an integer x. In one operation, you can either remove the leftmost or the rightmost element from the array nums and subtract its value from x. Note that this modifies the array for future operations.

Return the minimum number of operations to reduce x to exactly 0 if it’s possible, otherwise, return -1.

Example 1:

Input: nums = [1,1,4,2,3], x = 5
Output: 2
Explanation: The optimal solution is to remove the last two elements to reduce x to zero.


Example 2:

Input: nums = [5,6,7,8,9], x = 4
Output: -1


Example 3:

Input: nums = [3,2,20,1,1,3], x = 10
Output: 5
Explanation: The optimal solution is to remove the last three elements and the first two elements (5 operations in total) to reduce x to zero.


Constraints:

• 1 <= nums.length <= 105
• 1 <= nums[i] <= 104
• 1 <= x <= 109

## Solution1: Prefix Sum + Hashtable

Time complexity: O(n)
Space complexity: O(n)

## Solution2: Sliding Window

Find the longest sliding window whose sum of elements equals sum(nums) – x
ans = n – window_size

Time complexity: O(n)
Space complexity: O(1)

## C++

Given an integer array instructions, you are asked to create a sorted array from the elements in instructions. You start with an empty container nums. For each element from left to right in instructions, insert it into nums. The cost of each insertion is the minimum of the following:

• The number of elements currently in nums that are strictly less than instructions[i].
• The number of elements currently in nums that are strictly greater than instructions[i].

For example, if inserting element 3 into nums = [1,2,3,5], the cost of insertion is min(2, 1) (elements 1 and 2 are less than 3, element 5 is greater than 3) and nums will become [1,2,3,3,5].

Return the total cost to insert all elements from instructions into nums. Since the answer may be large, return it modulo 109 + 7

Example 1:

Input: instructions = [1,5,6,2]
Output: 1
Explanation: Begin with nums = [].
Insert 1 with cost min(0, 0) = 0, now nums = .
Insert 5 with cost min(1, 0) = 0, now nums = [1,5].
Insert 6 with cost min(2, 0) = 0, now nums = [1,5,6].
Insert 2 with cost min(1, 2) = 1, now nums = [1,2,5,6].
The total cost is 0 + 0 + 0 + 1 = 1.

Example 2:

Input: instructions = [1,2,3,6,5,4]
Output: 3
Explanation: Begin with nums = [].
Insert 1 with cost min(0, 0) = 0, now nums = .
Insert 2 with cost min(1, 0) = 0, now nums = [1,2].
Insert 3 with cost min(2, 0) = 0, now nums = [1,2,3].
Insert 6 with cost min(3, 0) = 0, now nums = [1,2,3,6].
Insert 5 with cost min(3, 1) = 1, now nums = [1,2,3,5,6].
Insert 4 with cost min(3, 2) = 2, now nums = [1,2,3,4,5,6].
The total cost is 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 1 + 2 = 3.


Example 3:

Input: instructions = [1,3,3,3,2,4,2,1,2]
Output: 4
Explanation: Begin with nums = [].
Insert 1 with cost min(0, 0) = 0, now nums = .
Insert 3 with cost min(1, 0) = 0, now nums = [1,3].
Insert 3 with cost min(1, 0) = 0, now nums = [1,3,3].
Insert 3 with cost min(1, 0) = 0, now nums = [1,3,3,3].
Insert 2 with cost min(1, 3) = 1, now nums = [1,2,3,3,3].
Insert 4 with cost min(5, 0) = 0, now nums = [1,2,3,3,3,4].
​​​​​​​Insert 2 with cost min(1, 4) = 1, now nums = [1,2,2,3,3,3,4].
​​​​​​​Insert 1 with cost min(0, 6) = 0, now nums = [1,1,2,2,3,3,3,4].
​​​​​​​Insert 2 with cost min(2, 4) = 2, now nums = [1,1,2,2,2,3,3,3,4].
The total cost is 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 1 + 0 + 1 + 0 + 2 = 4.


Constraints:

• 1 <= instructions.length <= 105
• 1 <= instructions[i] <= 105

## Solution: Fenwick Tree / Binary Indexed Tree

Time complexity: O(nlogm)
Space complexity: O(m + n)

m is the maximum value, n is number of values.

## C++

Given an array of positive integers nums, remove the smallest subarray (possibly empty) such that the sum of the remaining elements is divisible by p. It is not allowed to remove the whole array.

Return the length of the smallest subarray that you need to remove, or -1 if it’s impossible.

subarray is defined as a contiguous block of elements in the array.

Example 1:

Input: nums = [3,1,4,2], p = 6
Output: 1
Explanation: The sum of the elements in nums is 10, which is not divisible by 6. We can remove the subarray , and the sum of the remaining elements is 6, which is divisible by 6.


Example 2:

Input: nums = [6,3,5,2], p = 9
Output: 2
Explanation: We cannot remove a single element to get a sum divisible by 9. The best way is to remove the subarray [5,2], leaving us with [6,3] with sum 9.


Example 3:

Input: nums = [1,2,3], p = 3
Output: 0
Explanation: Here the sum is 6. which is already divisible by 3. Thus we do not need to remove anything.


Example 4:

Input: nums = [1,2,3], p = 7
Output: -1
Explanation: There is no way to remove a subarray in order to get a sum divisible by 7.


Example 5:

Input: nums = [1000000000,1000000000,1000000000], p = 3
Output: 0


Constraints:

• 1 <= nums.length <= 105
• 1 <= nums[i] <= 109
• 1 <= p <= 109

## Solution: HashTable + Prefix Sum

Very similar to subarray target sum.

Basically, we are trying to find a shortest subarray that has sum % p equals to r = sum(arr) % p.

We use a hashtable to store the last index of the prefix sum % p and check whether (prefix_sum + p – r) % p exists or not.

Time complexity: O(n)
Space complexity: O(n)

## Python3

Given an array of positive integers arr, calculate the sum of all possible odd-length subarrays.

A subarray is a contiguous subsequence of the array.

Return the sum of all odd-length subarrays of arr.

Example 1:

Input: arr = [1,4,2,5,3]
Output: 58
Explanation: The odd-length subarrays of arr and their sums are:
 = 1
 = 4
 = 2
 = 5
 = 3
[1,4,2] = 7
[4,2,5] = 11
[2,5,3] = 10
[1,4,2,5,3] = 15
If we add all these together we get 1 + 4 + 2 + 5 + 3 + 7 + 11 + 10 + 15 = 58

Example 2:

Input: arr = [1,2]
Output: 3
Explanation: There are only 2 subarrays of odd length,  and . Their sum is 3.

Example 3:

Input: arr = [10,11,12]
Output: 66


Constraints:

• 1 <= arr.length <= 100
• 1 <= arr[i] <= 1000

## Solution 0: Brute Force

Enumerate all odd length subarrys: O(n^2), each take O(n) to compute the sum.

Total time complexity: O(n^3)
Space complexity: O(1)

## Solution 1: Running Prefix Sum

Reduce the time complexity to O(n^2)

## Solution 2: Math

Count how many times arr[i] can be in of an odd length subarray
we chose the start, which can be 0, 1, 2, … i, i + 1 choices
we chose the end, which can be i, i + 1, … n – 1, n – i choices
Among those 1/2 are odd length.
So there will be upper((i + 1) * (n – i) / 2) odd length subarrays contain arr[i]

ans = sum(((i + 1) * (n – i) + 1) / 2 * arr[i] for in range(n))

Time complexity: O(n)
Space complexity: O(1)