# Generate a string consisting of characters ‘a’ and ‘b’ that satisfy the given conditions

Given two integers A and B, the task is to generate and print a string str such that:

1. str must only contain the characters ‘a’ and ‘b’.
2. str has length A + B and the occurrence of character ‘a’ is equal to A and the occurrence of character ‘b’ is equal to B
3. The sub-strings “aaa” or “bbb” must not occur in str.

Note that for the given values of A and B, a valid string can always be generated.

Examples:

Input: A = 1, B = 2
Output: abb
“abb”, “bab” and “bba” are all valid strings.

Input: A = 4, B = 1
Output: aabaa

## Recommended: Please try your approach on {IDE} first, before moving on to the solution.

Approach:

• If occurrence(a) > occurrence(b) then append “aab”
• If occurrence(b) > occurrence(a) then append “bba”
• If occurrence(a) = occurrence(b) then append “ab”

Since we reduce the difference between the occurrences of ‘a’ and ‘b’ by at most 1 in each iteration so “bba” and “aab” are guaranteed not to be followed by “aab” and “bba” respectively.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

## C++

 `// C++ implementation of the approach ` `#include ` `using` `namespace` `std; ` ` `  `// Function to generate and print the required string ` `void` `generateString(``int` `A, ``int` `B) ` `{ ` `    ``string rt; ` `    ``while` `(0 < A || 0 < B) { ` ` `  `        ``// More 'b', append "bba" ` `        ``if` `(A < B) { ` `            ``if` `(0 < B--) ` `                ``rt.push_back(``'b'``); ` `            ``if` `(0 < B--) ` `                ``rt.push_back(``'b'``); ` `            ``if` `(0 < A--) ` `                ``rt.push_back(``'a'``); ` `        ``} ` ` `  `        ``// More 'a', append "aab" ` `        ``else` `if` `(B < A) { ` `            ``if` `(0 < A--) ` `                ``rt.push_back(``'a'``); ` `            ``if` `(0 < A--) ` `                ``rt.push_back(``'a'``); ` `            ``if` `(0 < B--) ` `                ``rt.push_back(``'b'``); ` `        ``} ` ` `  `        ``// Equal number of 'a' and 'b' ` `        ``// append "ab" ` `        ``else` `{ ` `            ``if` `(0 < A--) ` `                ``rt.push_back(``'a'``); ` `            ``if` `(0 < B--) ` `                ``rt.push_back(``'b'``); ` `        ``} ` `    ``} ` `    ``cout << rt; ` `} ` ` `  `// Driver code ` `int` `main() ` `{ ` `    ``int` `A = 2, B = 6; ` `    ``generateString(A, B); ` ` `  `    ``return` `0; ` `} `

## Java

 `// Java implementation of the approach ` `class` `GFG  ` `{ ` ` `  `    ``// Function to generate and  ` `    ``// print the required string ` `    ``static` `void` `generateString(``int` `A, ``int` `B)  ` `    ``{ ` `        ``String rt = ``""``; ` `        ``while` `(``0` `< A || ``0` `< B)  ` `        ``{ ` ` `  `            ``// More 'b', append "bba" ` `            ``if` `(A < B) ` `            ``{ ` `                ``if` `(``0` `< B--) ` `                ``{ ` `                    ``rt += (``'b'``); ` `                ``} ` `                ``if` `(``0` `< B--)  ` `                ``{ ` `                    ``rt += (``'b'``); ` `                ``} ` `                ``if` `(``0` `< A--)  ` `                ``{ ` `                    ``rt += (``'a'``); ` `                ``} ` `            ``}  ` `             `  `            ``// More 'a', append "aab" ` `            ``else` `if` `(B < A) ` `            ``{ ` `                ``if` `(``0` `< A--)  ` `                ``{ ` `                    ``rt += (``'a'``); ` `                ``} ` `                ``if` `(``0` `< A--)  ` `                ``{ ` `                    ``rt += (``'a'``); ` `                ``} ` `                ``if` `(``0` `< B--)  ` `                ``{ ` `                    ``rt += (``'b'``); ` `                ``} ` `            ``}  ` `             `  `            ``// Equal number of 'a' and 'b' ` `            ``// append "ab" ` `            ``else` `            ``{ ` `                ``if` `(``0` `< A--)  ` `                ``{ ` `                    ``rt += (``'a'``); ` `                ``} ` `                ``if` `(``0` `< B--)  ` `                ``{ ` `                    ``rt += (``'b'``); ` `                ``} ` `            ``} ` `        ``} ` `        ``System.out.println(rt); ` `    ``} ` ` `  `    ``// Driver code ` `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)  ` `    ``{ ` `        ``int` `A = ``2``, B = ``6``; ` `        ``generateString(A, B); ` `    ``} ` `}  ` ` `  `// This code is contributed  ` `// by PrinciRaj1992 `

## Python 3

 `# Python 3 implementation of the approach ` ` `  `# Function to generate and print  ` `# the required string ` `def` `generateString(A, B): ` ` `  `    ``rt ``=` `"" ` `    ``while` `(``0` `< A ``or` `0` `< B) : ` ` `  `        ``# More 'b', append "bba" ` `        ``if` `(A < B) : ` `            ``if` `(``0` `< B): ` `                ``rt ``=` `rt ``+``'b'` `                ``B ``-``=` `1` `            ``if` `(``0` `< B): ` `                ``rt ``+``=` `'b'` `                ``B ``-``=` `1` `            ``if` `(``0` `< A): ` `                ``rt ``+``=` `'a'` `                ``A ``-``=` `1` ` `  `        ``# More 'a', append "aab" ` `        ``elif` `(B < A): ` `            ``if` `(``0` `< A): ` `                ``rt ``+``=` `'a'` `                ``A ``-``=` `1` `            ``if` `(``0` `< A): ` `                ``rt ``+``=` `'a'` `                ``A ``-``=` `1` `            ``if` `(``0` `< B): ` `                ``rt ``+``=` `'b'` `                ``B ``-``=` `1` ` `  `        ``# Equal number of 'a' and 'b' ` `        ``# append "ab" ` `        ``else` `: ` `            ``if` `(``0` `< A): ` `                ``rt ``+``=` `'a'` `                ``A ``-``=` `1` `            ``if` `(``0` `< B): ` `                ``rt ``+``=` `'b'` `                ``B ``-``=` `1` `    ``print``(rt) ` ` `  `# Driver code ` `if` `__name__ ``=``=` `"__main__"``: ` `     `  `    ``A ``=` `2` `    ``B ``=` `6` `    ``generateString(A, B) ` ` `  `# This code is contributed by ita_c `

## C#

 `// C# implementation of the approach  ` `using` `System; ` ` `  `class` `GFG  ` `{  ` ` `  `    ``// Function to generate and  ` `    ``// print the required string  ` `    ``static` `void` `generateString(``int` `A, ``int` `B)  ` `    ``{  ` `        ``string` `rt = ``""``;  ` `        ``while` `(0 < A || 0 < B)  ` `        ``{  ` ` `  `            ``// More 'b', append "bba"  ` `            ``if` `(A < B)  ` `            ``{  ` `                ``if` `(0 < B--)  ` `                ``{  ` `                    ``rt += (``'b'``);  ` `                ``}  ` `                ``if` `(0 < B--)  ` `                ``{  ` `                    ``rt += (``'b'``);  ` `                ``}  ` `                ``if` `(0 < A--)  ` `                ``{  ` `                    ``rt += (``'a'``);  ` `                ``}  ` `            ``}  ` `             `  `            ``// More 'a', append "aab"  ` `            ``else` `if` `(B < A)  ` `            ``{  ` `                ``if` `(0 < A--)  ` `                ``{  ` `                    ``rt += (``'a'``);  ` `                ``}  ` `                ``if` `(0 < A--)  ` `                ``{  ` `                    ``rt += (``'a'``);  ` `                ``}  ` `                ``if` `(0 < B--)  ` `                ``{  ` `                    ``rt += (``'b'``);  ` `                ``}  ` `            ``}  ` `             `  `            ``// Equal number of 'a' and 'b'  ` `            ``// append "ab"  ` `            ``else` `            ``{  ` `                ``if` `(0 < A--)  ` `                ``{  ` `                    ``rt += (``'a'``);  ` `                ``}  ` `                ``if` `(0 < B--)  ` `                ``{  ` `                    ``rt += (``'b'``);  ` `                ``}  ` `            ``}  ` `        ``}  ` `        ``Console.WriteLine(rt);  ` `    ``}  ` ` `  `    ``// Driver code  ` `    ``public` `static` `void` `Main()  ` `    ``{  ` `        ``int` `A = 2, B = 6;  ` `        ``generateString(A, B);  ` `    ``}  ` `}  ` ` `  `// This code is contributed by Ryuga `

## PHP

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Output:

```bbabbabb
```

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