Write a code which inputs two numbers m and n and creates a matrix of size m x n (m rows and n columns) in which every elements is either X or 0. The Xs and 0s must be filled alternatively, the matrix should have outermost rectangle of Xs, then a rectangle of 0s, then a rectangle of Xs, and so on.
Input: m = 3, n = 3 Output: Following matrix X X X X 0 X X X X Input: m = 4, n = 5 Output: Following matrix X X X X X X 0 0 0 X X 0 0 0 X X X X X X Input: m = 5, n = 5 Output: Following matrix X X X X X X 0 0 0 X X 0 X 0 X X 0 0 0 X X X X X X Input: m = 6, n = 7 Output: Following matrix X X X X X X X X 0 0 0 0 0 X X 0 X X X 0 X X 0 X X X 0 X X 0 0 0 0 0 X X X X X X X X
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This question was asked in campus recruitment of Shreepartners Gurgaon. I followed the following approach.
1) Use the code for Printing Matrix in Spiral form.
2) Instead of printing the array, inserted the element ‘X’ or ‘0’ alternatively in the array.
Following is implementation of the above approach.
Output for m = 5, n = 6 X X X X X X X 0 0 0 0 X X 0 X X 0 X X 0 0 0 0 X X X X X X X Output for m = 4, n = 4 X X X X X 0 0 X X 0 0 X X X X X Output for m = 3, n = 4 X X X X X 0 0 X X X X X
Time Complexity: O(mn)
Auxiliary Space: O(mn)
Please suggest if someone has a better solution which is more efficient in terms of space and time.
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