Minimum flip required to make Binary Matrix symmetric

• Difficulty Level : Basic
• Last Updated : 30 Apr, 2021

Given a Binary Matrix of size N X N, consisting of 1s and 0s. The task is to find the minimum flips required to make the matrix symmetric along main diagonal.
Examples :

Input : mat[][] = { { 0, 0, 1 },
{ 1, 1, 1 },
{ 1, 0, 0 } };
Output : 2
Value of mat is not equal to mat.
Value of mat is not equal to mat.
So, two flip are required.

Input : mat[][] = { { 1, 1, 1, 1, 0 },
{ 0, 1, 0, 1, 1 },
{ 1, 0, 0, 0, 1 },
{ 0, 1, 0, 1, 0 },
{ 0, 1, 0, 0, 1 } };
Output : 3

Method 1 (Simple):
The idea is to find the transpose of the matrix and find minimum number of flip required to make transpose and original matrix equal. To find minimum flip, find the number of position where original matrix and transpose matrix are not same, say x. So, our answer will be x/2.
Below is the implementation of this approach:

C++

 // CPP Program to find minimum flip required to make// Binary Matrix symmetric along main diagonal#include #define N 3using namespace std; // Return the minimum flip required to make// Binary Matrix symmetric along main diagonal.int minimumflip(int mat[][N], int n){    int transpose[n][n];     // finding the transpose of the matrix    for (int i = 0; i < n; i++)        for (int j = 0; j < n; j++)            transpose[i][j] = mat[j][i];     // Finding the number of position where    // element are not same.    int flip = 0;    for (int i = 0; i < n; i++)        for (int j = 0; j < n; j++)            if (transpose[i][j] != mat[i][j])                flip++;     return flip / 2;} // Driver Programint main(){    int n = 3;    int mat[N][N] = {        { 0, 0, 1 },        { 1, 1, 1 },        { 1, 0, 0 }    };    cout << minimumflip(mat, n) << endl;    return 0;}

Java

 // Java Program to find minimum flip// required to make Binary Matrix// symmetric along main diagonalimport java.util.*; class GFG {         // Return the minimum flip required    // to make Binary Matrix symmetric    // along main diagonal.    static int minimumflip(int mat[][], int n)    {        int transpose[][] = new int[n][n];              // finding the transpose of the matrix        for (int i = 0; i < n; i++)            for (int j = 0; j < n; j++)                transpose[i][j] = mat[j][i];              // Finding the number of position        // where element are not same.        int flip = 0;        for (int i = 0; i < n; i++)            for (int j = 0; j < n; j++)                if (transpose[i][j] != mat[i][j])                    flip++;              return flip / 2;    }         /* Driver program to test above function */    public static void main(String[] args)    {        int n = 3;        int mat[][] = {{ 0, 0, 1 },                       { 1, 1, 1 },                       { 1, 0, 0 }};                 System.out.println(minimumflip(mat, n));    }}     // This code is contributed by Arnav Kr. Mandal.

Python3

 # Python3 code to find minimum flip# required to make Binary Matrix# symmetric along main diagonalN = 3 # Return the minimum flip required# to make Binary Matrix symmetric# along main diagonal.def minimumflip(mat, n):         transpose =[ * n] * n         # finding the transpose of the matrix    for i in range(n):        for j in range(n):            transpose[i][j] = mat[j][i]         # Finding the number of position    # where element are not same.    flip = 0    for i in range(n):        for j in range(n):            if transpose[i][j] != mat[i][j]:                flip += 1         return int(flip / 2)     # Driver Programn = 3mat =[[ 0, 0, 1],      [ 1, 1, 1],      [ 1, 0, 0]]print( minimumflip(mat, n)) # This code is contributed by "Sharad_Bhardwaj".

C#

 // C# Program to find minimum flip// required to make Binary Matrix// symmetric along main diagonalusing System; class GFG {         // Return the minimum flip required    // to make Binary Matrix symmetric    // along main diagonal.    static int minimumflip(int [,]mat, int n)    {        int [,]transpose = new int[n,n];             // finding the transpose of the matrix        for (int i = 0; i < n; i++)            for (int j = 0; j < n; j++)                transpose[i,j] = mat[j,i];             // Finding the number of position        // where element are not same.        int flip = 0;        for (int i = 0; i < n; i++)            for (int j = 0; j < n; j++)                if (transpose[i,j] != mat[i,j])                    flip++;             return flip / 2;    }         /* Driver program to test above function */    public static void Main()    {        int n = 3;        int [,]mat = {{ 0, 0, 1 },                      { 1, 1, 1 },                      { 1, 0, 0 }};                 Console.WriteLine(minimumflip(mat, n));    }}     // This code is contributed by vt_m.



Javascript



Output :

2

Method 2: (Efficient Approach)
The idea is to find minimum flip required to make upper triangle of matrix equals to lower triangle of the matrix. To do so, we run two nested loop, outer loop from i = 0 to n i.e for each row of the matrix and the inner loop from j = 0 to i, and check whether mat[i][j] is equal to mat[j][i]. Count of number of instance where theya re not equal will be the minimum flip required to make matrix symmetric along main diagonal.
Below is the implementation of this approach:

C++

 // CPP Program to find minimum flip required to make// Binary Matrix symmetric along main diagonal#include #define N 3using namespace std; // Return the minimum flip required to make// Binary Matrix symmetric along main diagonal.int minimumflip(int mat[][N], int n){    // Comparing elements across diagonal    int flip = 0;    for (int i = 0; i < n; i++)        for (int j = 0; j < i; j++)            if (mat[i][j] != mat[j][i])                flip++;    return flip;} // Driver Programint main(){    int n = 3;    int mat[N][N] = {        { 0, 0, 1 },        { 1, 1, 1 },        { 1, 0, 0 }    };    cout << minimumflip(mat, n) << endl;    return 0;}

Java

 // Java Program to find minimum flip// required to make Binary Matrix// symmetric along main diagonalimport java.util.*; class GFG {         // Return the minimum flip required    // to make Binary Matrix symmetric    // along main diagonal.    static int minimumflip(int mat[][], int n)    {        // Comparing elements across diagonal        int flip = 0;        for (int i = 0; i < n; i++)            for (int j = 0; j < i; j++)                if (mat[i][j] != mat[j][i])                    flip++;        return flip;    }         /* Driver program to test above function */    public static void main(String[] args)    {        int n = 3;        int mat[][] = {{ 0, 0, 1 },                       { 1, 1, 1 },                       { 1, 0, 0 }};                System.out.println(minimumflip(mat, n));    }}     // This code is contributed by Arnav Kr. Mandal.

Python3

 # Python3 code to find minimum flip# required to make Binary Matrix# symmetric along main diagonalN = 3 # Return the minimum flip required# to make Binary Matrix symmetric# along main diagonal.def minimumflip( mat , n ):     # Comparing elements across diagonal    flip = 0    for i in range(n):        for j in range(i):            if mat[i][j] != mat[j][i] :                flip += 1         return flip # Driver Programn = 3mat =[[ 0, 0, 1],      [ 1, 1, 1],      [ 1, 0, 0]]print( minimumflip(mat, n)) # This code is contributed by "Sharad_Bhardwaj".

C#

 // C# Program to find minimum flip// required to make Binary Matrix// symmetric along main diagonalusing System; class GFG {         // Return the minimum flip required    // to make Binary Matrix symmetric    // along main diagonal.    static int minimumflip(int [,]mat, int n)    {                 // Comparing elements across diagonal        int flip = 0;        for (int i = 0; i < n; i++)            for (int j = 0; j < i; j++)                if (mat[i,j] != mat[j,i])                    flip++;        return flip;    }         /* Driver program to test above function */    public static void Main()    {        int n = 3;        int [,]mat = {{ 0, 0, 1 },                      { 1, 1, 1 },                      { 1, 0, 0 }};             Console.WriteLine(minimumflip(mat, n));    }}     // This code is contributed by vt_m.



Javascript



Output :

2

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