Given two strings and . Find the longest common prefix between them after performing zero or more operation on string . In each operation, you can swap any two letters.
Input : a = "here", b = "there" Output : 4 The 2nd string can be made "heret" by just swapping characters and thus the longest prefix is of length 4. Input : a = "you", b = "me" Output : 0
Given that we are only allowed to performs swaps in the string and the length of prefix should be maximized. So the idea is to traverse string and check if the frequency of current character in string is same or less of that in string . If yes then move forward in string otherwise break and print the length of the part of string a up to which a character is matched in string .
Below is the implementation of the above approach:
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