Given a number K and a string S, We have to Find the lexicographically smallest string str of length K such that it’s set of letters is a subset of the set of letters of S and S is lexicographically smaller than str.
Input :k = 3 s = zbf Output: zbz Explanation: zbz is greater than zbf and it is smaller than any other lexicographically greater string than zbf Input :k = 3 s = gi Output: gig Explanation: gig > gi and size is 3.
Approach: If size of string is less than k, we should simply add k – s.size() minimum symbols from s.
If the size of the string is greater then or equal to k then we need to replace all symbols in the suffix of first k symbols of string smallest symbols and replace the character before this suffix with next greater character existing in the string.
Note: If k – 1 index in string holds the greatest character then we move one index back and we move back until we find a character which is not equal to the greatest character.
Time Complexity : O(k + s.size())
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