Given a string of balanced expression, find if it contains a redundant parenthesis or not. A set of parenthesis are redundant if the same sub-expression is surrounded by unnecessary or multiple brackets. Print ‘Yes’ if redundant else ‘No’.
Note: Expression may contain ‘+’, ‘*‘, ‘–‘ and ‘/‘ operators. Given expression is valid and there are no white spaces present.
Note: The problem is intended to solve in O(1) extra space.
((a+b)) can reduced to (a+b)
(a+(b)/c) can reduced to (a+b/c) because b is surrounded by () which is redundant
(a+b*(c-d)) doesn’t have any redundant or multiple brackets
The idea is very similar to the idea discussed in the previous article but here in place of stack we are counting the symbol ( ‘+’, ‘*‘, ‘–‘ and ‘/‘ ) and the total number of brackets used in the expression.
If the count of brackets is not equal to the count of the symbols then the function will return false.
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