Given a string str, the task is to find the minimum number of characters to be replaced to make a given string palindrome. Replacing a character means replacing it with any single character at the same position. We are not allowed to remove or add any characters.
If there are multiple answers, print the lexicographically smallest string.
Input: str = "geeks" Output: 2 geeks can be converted to geeeg to make it palindrome by replacing minimum characters. Input: str = "ameba" Output: 1 We can get "abeba" or "amema" with only 1 change. Among those two, "abeba" is lexicographically smallest.
Approach: Run a loop from 0 up to (length)/2-1 and check if a character at ith index i.e. s[i]!=s[length-i-1] then we will replace the alphabetically larger character with the one which is alphabetically smaller among them and continue the same process until all the elements gets traversed.
Below is the implementation of the above approach:
Minimum characters to be replaced = 2 geeeg
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- Minimum number of deletions to make a string palindrome
- Minimum number of Appends needed to make a string palindrome
- Number of Counterclockwise shifts to make a string palindrome
- Check if string remains palindrome after removing given number of characters
- Minimum length of the sub-string whose characters can be used to form a palindrome of length K
- Print the arranged positions of characters to make palindrome
- Make lexicographically smallest palindrome by substituting missing characters
- Minimum removal to make palindrome permutation
- Find the player who rearranges the characters to get a palindrome string first
- Check if characters of a given string can be rearranged to form a palindrome
- Check if the characters in a string form a Palindrome in O(1) extra space
- Minimum cost to convert string into palindrome
- Minimum reduce operations to convert a given string into a palindrome
- Minimum steps to delete a string after repeated deletion of palindrome substrings
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