Given a binary string, the task is to count the minimum steps to remove substring “010” from this binary string.
Input: binary_string = “0101010”
Switching 0 to 1 at index 2 and index 4 will remove the substring 010.
Hence the number of steps needed is 2.
Input: binary_string = “010”
Switching any one 0 to 1 or 1 to 0 will remove the substring 010.
Hence the number of steps needed is 1.
- Iterate the string from beginning to end-2 of the binary string.
- If in binary string continuously three characters are ‘0’, ‘1’, ‘0’ then any one character can be change so that one step will be count.
- Increase the loop counter by 2.
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