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Find Next number having distinct digits from the given number N
  • Last Updated : 07 Apr, 2020

Given a natural number N, the task is to find the next number having distinct digits from the given number.

Examples:

Input: N = 19
Output: 20
Explanation:
Next number to 19 whose digits are different from 19 is 20.

Input: N = 2019
Output: 3333
Explanation:
Next number to 2019 whose digits are different from 2019 is 3333.

Approach: The idea is to use hashing to compute the next number with distinct digit from the given number –



  • Create a hash array to store the digits present in the number, store the most significant digit and also store the number of digits present in the number in a count variable
  • Find the next digit for the most significant bit which is not present in the number and greater than the current most significant digit.
  • If the next most significant digit is not found then increase the number of digits by incrementing the count and find the most significant digit between 1 to 9 which is not present in the number.
  • If the next most significant digit is found then find the minimum digit next which is not present in the number between 0 to 9.
  • Iterate over the number of digits from 1 to count
    • Multiply the most significant digit by 10 and add the next digit which is not present in the given number.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

C++




// C++ implementation to find
// the next distinct digits number
  
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
  
// Function to find the
// next distinct digits number
void findNextNumber(int n)
{
    int h[10] = { 0 };
    int i = 0, msb = n, rem = 0;
    int next_num = -1, count = 0;
  
    // Loop to find the distinct 
    // digits using hash array
    // and the number of digits
    while (msb > 9) {
        rem = msb % 10;
        h[rem] = 1;
        msb /= 10;
        count++;
    }
    h[msb] = 1;
    count++;
  
    // Loop to find the most significant
    // distinct digit of the next number
    for (i = msb + 1; i < 10; i++) {
        if (h[i] == 0) {
            next_num = i;
            break;
        }
    }
      
    // Condition to check if the number
    // is possible with the same number
    // of digits count
    if (next_num == -1){
        for (i = 1; i < msb; i++){
            if (h[i] == 0){
                next_num = i;
                count++;
                break;
            }
        }
    }
      
    // Condition to check if the desired
    // most siginificant distinct 
    // digit is found
    if (next_num > 0){
          
        // Loop to find the minimum next digit
        // which is not present in the number
        for (i = 0; i < 10; i++) {
            if (h[i] == 0) {
                msb = i;
                break;
            }
        }
          
        // Computation of the number 
        for (i = 1; i < count; i++) {
            next_num = ((next_num * 10) + msb);
        }
          
        // Condition to check if the number is 
        // greater than the given number
        if (next_num > n)
            cout << next_num << "\n";
        else
            cout << "Not Possible \n";
    }
    else{
        cout << "Not Possible \n";
    }
}
  
// Driver Code
int main()
{
    int n = 2019;
    findNextNumber(n);
    return 0;
}

Java




// Java implementation to find
// the next distinct digits number
class GFG{
   
// Function to find the
// next distinct digits number
static void findNextNumber(int n)
{
    int h[] = new int[10];
    int i = 0, msb = n, rem = 0;
    int next_num = -1, count = 0;
   
    // Loop to find the distinct 
    // digits using hash array
    // and the number of digits
    while (msb > 9) {
        rem = msb % 10;
        h[rem] = 1;
        msb /= 10;
        count++;
    }
    h[msb] = 1;
    count++;
   
    // Loop to find the most significant
    // distinct digit of the next number
    for (i = msb + 1; i < 10; i++) {
        if (h[i] == 0) {
            next_num = i;
            break;
        }
    }
       
    // Condition to check if the number
    // is possible with the same number
    // of digits count
    if (next_num == -1){
        for (i = 1; i < msb; i++){
            if (h[i] == 0){
                next_num = i;
                count++;
                break;
            }
        }
    }
       
    // Condition to check if the desired
    // most siginificant distinct 
    // digit is found
    if (next_num > 0){
           
        // Loop to find the minimum next digit
        // which is not present in the number
        for (i = 0; i < 10; i++) {
            if (h[i] == 0) {
                msb = i;
                break;
            }
        }
           
        // Computation of the number 
        for (i = 1; i < count; i++) {
            next_num = ((next_num * 10) + msb);
        }
           
        // Condition to check if the number is 
        // greater than the given number
        if (next_num > n)
            System.out.print(next_num+ "\n");
        else
            System.out.print("Not Possible \n");
    }
    else{
        System.out.print("Not Possible \n");
    }
}
   
// Driver Code
public static void main(String[] args)
{
    int n = 2019;
    findNextNumber(n);
}
}
  
// This code is contributed by 29AjayKumar

C#




// C# implementation to find
// the next distinct digits number
using System;
  
class GFG{
   
    // Function to find the
    // next distinct digits number
    static void findNextNumber(int n)
    {
        int []h = new int[10];
        int i = 0, msb = n, rem = 0;
        int next_num = -1, count = 0;
       
        // Loop to find the distinct 
        // digits using hash array
        // and the number of digits
        while (msb > 9) {
            rem = msb % 10;
            h[rem] = 1;
            msb /= 10;
            count++;
        }
        h[msb] = 1;
        count++;
       
        // Loop to find the most significant
        // distinct digit of the next number
        for (i = msb + 1; i < 10; i++) {
            if (h[i] == 0) {
                next_num = i;
                break;
            }
        }
           
        // Condition to check if the number
        // is possible with the same number
        // of digits count
        if (next_num == -1){
            for (i = 1; i < msb; i++){
                if (h[i] == 0){
                    next_num = i;
                    count++;
                    break;
                }
            }
        }
           
        // Condition to check if the desired
        // most siginificant distinct 
        // digit is found
        if (next_num > 0){
               
            // Loop to find the minimum next digit
            // which is not present in the number
            for (i = 0; i < 10; i++) {
                if (h[i] == 0) {
                    msb = i;
                    break;
                }
            }
               
            // Computation of the number 
            for (i = 1; i < count; i++) {
                next_num = ((next_num * 10) + msb);
            }
               
            // Condition to check if the number is 
            // greater than the given number
            if (next_num > n)
                Console.WriteLine(next_num);
            else
                Console.WriteLine("Not Possible");
        }
        else{
            Console.WriteLine("Not Possible");
        }
    }
       
    // Driver Code
    public static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        int n = 2019;
        findNextNumber(n);
    }
}
  
// This code is contributed by Yash_R

Python 3




# Python 3 implementation to find
# the next distinct digits number
  
# Function to find the
# next distinct digits number
def findNextNumber(n):
    h = [0 for i in range(10)]
    i = 0
    msb = n
    rem = 0
    next_num = -1
    count = 0
  
    # Loop to find the distinct 
    # digits using hash array
    # and the number of digits
    while (msb > 9):
        rem = msb % 10
        h[rem] = 1
        msb //= 10
        count += 1
  
    h[msb] = 1
    count += 1
  
    # Loop to find the most significant
    # distinct digit of the next number
    for i in range(msb + 1,10,1):
        if (h[i] == 0):
            next_num = i
            break
      
    # Condition to check if the number
    # is possible with the same number
    # of digits count
    if (next_num == -1):
        for i in range(1,msb,1):
            if (h[i] == 0):
                next_num = i
                count += 1
                break
      
    # Condition to check if the desired
    # most siginificant distinct 
    # digit is found
    if (next_num > 0):
          
                # Loop to find the minimum next digit
        # which is not present in the number
        for i in range(0,10,1):
            if (h[i] == 0):
                msb = i
                break
          
        # Computation of the number 
        for i in range(1,count,1):
            next_num = ((next_num * 10) + msb)
          
        # Condition to check if the number is 
        # greater than the given number
        if (next_num > n):
            print(next_num)
        else:
            print("Not Possible")
    else:
        print("Not Possible")
  
# Driver Code
if __name__ == '__main__':
    n = 2019
    findNextNumber(n)
  
# This code is contributed by Surendra_Gangwar
Output:
3333

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