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花花酱 LeetCode 455. Assign Cookies

Problem

Assume you are an awesome parent and want to give your children some cookies. But, you should give each child at most one cookie. Each child i has a greed factor gi, which is the minimum size of a cookie that the child will be content with; and each cookie j has a size sj. If sj >= gi, we can assign the cookie j to the child i, and the child i will be content. Your goal is to maximize the number of your content children and output the maximum number.

Note:
You may assume the greed factor is always positive.
You cannot assign more than one cookie to one child.

Example 1:

Input: [1,2,3], [1,1]

Output: 1

Explanation: You have 3 children and 2 cookies. The greed factors of 3 children are 1, 2, 3. 
And even though you have 2 cookies, since their size is both 1, you could only make the child whose greed factor is 1 content.
You need to output 1.

Example 2:

Input: [1,2], [1,2,3]

Output: 2

Explanation: You have 2 children and 3 cookies. The greed factors of 2 children are 1, 2. 
You have 3 cookies and their sizes are big enough to gratify all of the children, 
You need to output 2.

Solution: Greedy + Two Pointers

Time complexity: O(mlogm + nlogn)

Space complexity: O(1)

 

花花酱 LeetCode 885. Boats to Save People

Problem

The i-th person has weight people[i], and each boat can carry a maximum weight of limit.

Each boat carries at most 2 people at the same time, provided the sum of the weight of those people is at most limit.

Return the minimum number of boats to carry every given person.  (It is guaranteed each person can be carried by a boat.)

Example 1:

Input: people = [1,2], limit = 3
Output: 1
Explanation: 1 boat (1, 2)

Example 2:

Input: people = [3,2,2,1], limit = 3
Output: 3
Explanation: 3 boats (1, 2), (2) and (3)

Example 3:

Input: people = [3,5,3,4], limit = 5
Output: 4
Explanation: 4 boats (3), (3), (4), (5)

Note:

  • 1 <= people.length <= 50000
  • 1 <= people[i] <= limit <= 30000

Solution: Greedy + Two Pointers

Time complexity: O(nlogn)

Space complexity: O(1)

Put one heaviest guy and put the lightest guy if not full.

 

花花酱 LeetCode 345. Reverse Vowels of a String

Problem

Write a function that takes a string as input and reverse only the vowels of a string.

Example 1:
Given s = “hello”, return “holle”.

Example 2:
Given s = “leetcode”, return “leotcede”.

Note:
The vowels does not include the letter “y”.

Solution

 

花花酱 LeetCode 15. 3Sum

题目大意:给你一个数组,让你找出3个数的和为0的所有组合。

Problem:

https://leetcode.com/problems/3sum/description/

Given an array S of n integers, are there elements abc in S such that a + b + c = 0? Find all unique triplets in the array which gives the sum of zero.

Note: The solution set must not contain duplicate triplets.

Solution 1: Sorting + Two pointers

Time complexity: O(nlogn + n^2)

Space complexity: O(1)

C++

Related Problems:

花花酱 LeetCode 11. Container With Most Water

Problem:

Given n non-negative integers a1a2, …, an, where each represents a point at coordinate (iai). n vertical lines are drawn such that the two endpoints of line i is at (iai) and (i, 0). Find two lines, which together with x-axis forms a container, such that the container contains the most water.

Note: You may not slant the container and n is at least 2.

Examples:

input: [1 3 2 4]
output: 6
explanation: use 3, 4, we have the following, which contains (4th-2nd) * min(3, 4) = 2 * 3 = 6 unit of water.

Idea:

Two pointers

Time complexity: O(n)

Space complexity: O(1)

Solution:

C++ two pointers

Java