Given an array of n integers, slope of a line i. e., m and the intercept of the line i.e c, Count the number of ordered pairs(i, j) of points where i ≠ j, such that point (Ai, Aj) satisfies the line formed with given slope and intercept.
Note : The equation of the line is y = mx + c, where m is the slope of the line and c is the intercept.
Input : m = 1, c = 1, arr = [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 2 ]
Output : 5 ordered points
Explanation : The equation of the line with given slope and intercept is : y = x + 1. The Number of pairs (i, j), for which (arri, arrj) satisfies the above equation of the line are : (1, 2), (1, 5), (2, 3), (3, 4), (5, 3).
Input : m = 2, c = 1, arr = [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 2, 5 ]
Output : 3 ordered points
Method 1 (Brute Force):
Generate all possible pairs (i, j) and check if a particular ordered pair (i, j) is such that, (arri, arrj) satisfies the given equation of the line y = mx + c, and i ≠ j. If the point is valid(a point is valid if the above condition is satisfied), increment the counter which stores the total number of valid points.
Time Complexity : O(n2)
Method 2 (Efficient) :
Given a x coordinate of a point, for each x there is a unique value of y and the value of y is nothing but m * x + c. So, for each possible x coordinate of the array arr, calculate how many times the unique value of y which satisfies the equation of the line occurs in that array. Store count of all the integers of array, arr in a map. Now, for each value, arri, add to the answer, the number of occurrences of m * arri + c. For a given i, m * a[i] + c occurs x times in the array, then, add x to our counter for total valid points, but need to check that if a[i] = m * a[i] + c then, it is obvious that since this occurs x times in the array then one occurrence is at the ith index and rest (x – 1) occurrences are the valid y coordinates so add (x – 1) to our points counter.
Time Complexity : O(n)
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