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  • Last Updated : 13 May, 2021

Given an array arr[] of N elements, the task is to find the xor of the elements which have prime frequencies in the array. Note that 1 is neither prime nor composite.
Examples: 
 

Input: arr[] = {5, 4, 6, 5, 4, 6} 
Output:
All the elements appear 2 times which is a prime 
So, 5 ^ 4 ^ 6 = 7
Input: arr[] = {1, 2, 3, 3, 2, 3, 2, 3, 3} 
Output:
Only 2 and 3 appears prime number of times i.e. 3 and 5 respectively. 
So, 2 ^ 3 = 1 
 

 

Approach: 
 

  • Traverse the array and store the frequencies of all the elements in a map.
  • Build Sieve of Eratosthenes which will be used to test the primality of a number in O(1) time.
  • Calculate the xor of elements having prime frequency using the Sieve array calculated in the previous step.

Below is the implementation of the above approach: 
 

C++




// C++ implementation of the approach
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
 
// Function to create Sieve to check primes
void SieveOfEratosthenes(bool prime[], int p_size)
{
    // False here indicates
    // that it is not prime
    prime[0] = false;
    prime[1] = false;
 
    for (int p = 2; p * p <= p_size; p++) {
 
        // If prime[p] is not changed,
        // then it is a prime
        if (prime[p]) {
 
            // Update all multiples of p,
            // set them to non-prime
            for (int i = p * 2; i <= p_size; i += p)
                prime[i] = false;
        }
    }
}
 
// Function to return the xor of elements
// in an array having prime frequency
int xorPrimeFreq(int arr[], int n)
{
    bool prime[n + 1];
    memset(prime, true, sizeof(prime));
 
    SieveOfEratosthenes(prime, n + 1);
 
    int i, j;
 
    // Map is used to store
    // element frequencies
    unordered_map<int, int> m;
    for (i = 0; i < n; i++)
        m[arr[i]]++;
 
    long xorVal = 0;
 
    // Traverse the map using iterators
    for (auto it = m.begin(); it != m.end(); it++) {
 
        // Count the number of elements
        // having prime frequencies
        if (prime[it->second]) {
            xorVal ^= it->first;
        }
    }
 
    return xorVal;
}
 
// Driver code
int main()
{
    int arr[] = { 5, 4, 6, 5, 4, 6 };
    int n = sizeof(arr) / sizeof(arr[0]);
 
    cout << xorPrimeFreq(arr, n);
 
    return 0;
}

Java




// Java program to find xor of elements
// in an array having prime frequency
import java.util.*;
 
class GFG
{
 
    // Function to create Sieve to check primes
    static void SieveOfEratosthenes(boolean prime[],
                                        int p_size)
    {
        // False here indicates
        // that it is not prime
        prime[0] = false;
        prime[1] = false;
     
        for (int p = 2; p * p <= p_size; p++)
        {
     
            // If prime[p] is not changed,
            // then it is a prime
            if (prime[p])
            {
     
                // Update all multiples of p,
                // set them to non-prime
                for (int i = p * 2;
                         i <= p_size; i += p)
                    prime[i] = false;
            }
        }
    }
     
    // Function to return the xor of elements
    // in an array having prime frequency
    static int xorOfElements(int arr[], int n)
    {
        boolean prime[] = new boolean[n + 1];
        Arrays.fill(prime, true);
     
        SieveOfEratosthenes(prime, n + 1);
     
        int i, j;
     
        // Map is used to store
        // element frequencies
        HashMap<Integer,
                Integer> m = new HashMap<>();
        for (i = 0; i < n; i++)
        {
            if(m.containsKey(arr[i]))
                m.put(arr[i], m.get(arr[i]) + 1);
            else
                m.put(arr[i], 1);
        }
     
        int xor = 0;
     
        // Traverse the map
        for (Map.Entry<Integer,
                       Integer> entry : m.entrySet())
        {
            int key = entry.getKey();
            int value = entry.getValue();
             
            // xor the elements
            // having prime frequencies
            if (prime[value])
            {
                xor ^= (key);
            }
        }
     
        return xor;
    }
     
    // Driver code
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
        int arr[] = { 5, 4, 6, 5, 4, 6 };
        int n = arr.length;
     
        System.out.println(xorOfElements(arr, n));
    }
}
 
// This code is contributed by NikhilRathor

Python3




# Python3 implementation of the approach
from math import sqrt
 
# Function to create Sieve to check primes
def SieveOfEratosthenes(prime, p_size) :
 
    # False here indicates
    # that it is not prime
    prime[0] = False;
    prime[1] = False;
 
    for p in range(2, int(sqrt(p_size)) + 1) :
 
        # If prime[p] is not changed,
        # then it is a prime
        if (prime[p]) :
 
            # Update all multiples of p,
            # set them to non-prime
            for i in range(p * 2, p_size + 1, p) :
                prime[i] = False;
                 
    return prime
     
# Function to return the xor of elements
# in an array having prime frequency
def xorPrimeFreq( arr, n) :
    prime = [True] * (n + 1);
 
    prime = SieveOfEratosthenes(prime, n + 1);
 
    # Map is used to store
    # element frequencies
    m = dict.fromkeys(arr, 0);
     
    for i in range(n) :
        m[arr[i]] += 1;
 
    xorVal = 0;
 
    # Traverse the map using iterators
    for key,value in m.items() :
 
        # Count the number of elements
        # having prime frequencies
        if (prime[value]) :
            xorVal ^= key;
 
    return xorVal;
 
# Driver code
if __name__ == "__main__" :
 
    arr = [ 5, 4, 6, 5, 4, 6 ];
     
    n = len(arr);
 
    print(xorPrimeFreq(arr, n));
 
# This code is contributed by AnkitRai01

C#




// C# program to find xor of elements
// in an array having prime frequency
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;   
 
class GFG
{
 
    // Function to create Sieve to check primes
    static void SieveOfEratosthenes(bool []prime,
                                    int p_size)
    {
        // False here indicates
        // that it is not prime
        prime[0] = false;
        prime[1] = false;
     
        for (int p = 2; p * p <= p_size; p++)
        {
     
            // If prime[p] is not changed,
            // then it is a prime
            if (prime[p])
            {
     
                // Update all multiples of p,
                // set them to non-prime
                for (int i = p * 2;
                         i <= p_size; i += p)
                    prime[i] = false;
            }
        }
    }
     
    // Function to return the xor of elements
    // in an array having prime frequency
    static int xorOfElements(int []arr, int n)
    {
        int i, j;
        bool []prime = new bool[n + 1];
        for(i = 0; i< n + 1; i++)
            prime[i] = true;
     
        SieveOfEratosthenes(prime, n + 1);
     
        // Map is used to store
        // element frequencies
        Dictionary<int,
                   int> m = new Dictionary<int,
                                           int>();
        for (i = 0; i < n; i++)
        {
            if(m.ContainsKey(arr[i]))
                m[arr[i]] = m[arr[i]] + 1;
            else
                m.Add(arr[i], 1);
        }
     
        int xor = 0;
     
        // Traverse the map
        foreach(KeyValuePair<int, int> entry in m)
        {
            int key = entry.Key;
            int value = entry.Value;
             
            // xor the elements
            // having prime frequencies
            if (prime[value])
            {
                xor ^= (key);
            }
        }
        return xor;
    }
     
    // Driver code
    public static void Main(String []args)
    {
        int []arr = { 5, 4, 6, 5, 4, 6 };
        int n = arr.Length;
     
        Console.WriteLine(xorOfElements(arr, n));
    }
}
 
// This code is contributed by 29AjayKumar

Javascript




<script>
// javascript implementation of the approach
// Function to create Sieve to check primes
function SieveOfEratosthenes(prime, p_size){
    // False here indicates
    // that it is not prime
    prime[0] = false;
    prime[1] = false;
    for (let p = 2; p * p <= p_size; p++) {
        // If prime[p] is not changed,
        // then it is a prime
        if (prime[p]) {
            // Update all multiples of p,
            // set them to non-prime
            for (let i = p * 2; i <= p_size; i += p)
                prime[i] = false;
        }
    }
    return prime;
}
 
// Function to return the product of elements
// in an array having prime frequency
function xorPrimeFreq(arr, n){
    let prime = [];
    for(let i = 0;i<n+1;i++){
        prime.push(true);
    }
    prime = SieveOfEratosthenes(prime, n + 1);
    let i, j;
    // Map is used to store
    // element frequencies
    let m = new Map();
    for (i = 0; i < n; i++){
      if(m[arr[i]])
        m[arr[i]]++;
      else
        m[arr[i]] = 1;
    }
     
    let xorVal = 0;
 
    // Traverse the map using iterators
    for (var it in m) {
 
        // Count the number of elements
        // having prime frequencies
        if (prime[m[it]]) {
            xorVal ^= it;
        }
    }
 
    return xorVal;
}
 
// Driver code
let a = [ 5, 4, 6, 5, 4, 6 ];
let len = a.length;
document.write( xorPrimeFreq(a, len));
</script>

Output: 

7

 


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