Given a string of lowercase English alphabets and an integer 0 < K <= 26. The task is to divide the string into two parts (also print them) such that both parts have at least k different characters. If there are more than one answers possible, print one having the smallest left part. If there is no such answers, print “Not Possible”.
Input : str = “geeksforgeeks”, k = 4
Output : geeks , forgeeks
The string can be divided into two parts as “geeks” and “forgeeks”. Since “geeks” has four different characters ‘g’, ‘e’, ‘k’ and ‘s’ and this is the smallest left part, “forgeeks” has also at least four different characters.
Input : str = “aaaabbbb”, k = 2
Output :Not Possible
- Idea is to count the number of distinct characters using a Hashmap.
- If the count of the distinct variable becomes equal to k, then the left part of the string is found so store this index, break the loop and unmark all the characters.
- Now run a loop from where the left string ends to end of the given string and repeat the same process as it was done to find the left string.
- If count is greater than or equal to k, then right string could be found otherwise print “Not Possible”.
- If it is possible , then print the left string and right string.
Below is the implementation of the above approach
Time Complexity: O(N) where N is the length of given string.
- Split a string in equal parts such that all parts are palindromes
- Divide a string in N equal parts
- Divide a number into two parts
- Partition a number into two divisble parts
- Rearrange the characters of the string such that no two adjacent characters are consecutive English alphabets
- Permutation of a string with maximum number of characters greater than its adjacent characters
- Min flips of continuous characters to make all characters same in a string
- String with k distinct characters and no same characters adjacent
- Lexicographically smallest string formed by appending a character from first K characters of a string | Set 2
- Create a new string by alternately combining the characters of two halves of the string in reverse
- Minimal moves to form a string by adding characters or appending string itself
- Lexicographically smallest string formed by appending a character from the first K characters of a given string
- Minimum deletions from string to reduce it to string with at most 2 unique characters
- Find the smallest window in a string containing all characters of another string
- String matching where one string contains wildcard characters
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