Given a generic digital clock, having h number of hours and m number of minutes, the task is to find how many times the clock shows identical time. A specific time is said to be identical if every digit in the hours and minutes is same i.e. the time is of type D:D, D:DD, DD:D or DD:DD.
Note that the time is written on the digital clock without any leading zeros and the clock shows time between 0 to h – 1 hours and 0 to m – 1 minutes. Few examples of identical times are:
Input: hours = 24, minutes = 60
The clock has 24 hours and 60 minutes.
So the identical times will be:
Single digit hours and single digit minutes -> 0:0, 1:1, 2:2, …., 9:9
Single digit hours and double digit minutes -> 1:11, 2:22, 3:33, 4:44 and 5:55
Double digit hours and single digit minutes -> 11:1 and 22:2
Double digit hours and double digit minutes -> 11:11, 22:22
Total = 10 + 5 + 2 + 2 = 19
Input: hours = 34, minutes = 50
Approach: As we can see in the explained example, we have to first count the single digit (of hours) identical times and then double-digit hours. During each of these counts, we need to consider single digit minutes as well as double-digit minutes.
There will be two loops. First loop deals with single digit hours. And the second deals with double digit hours. In each of the loops, there should be two conditions. First, if iterator variable is less than total minutes, then increment the counter. Second, if (iterator variable + iterator variable * 10) is less than total minutes, increment the counter. At the end, we will have the total identical times that clock shows.
Below is the implementation of the above approach:
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