## Code Problem / Data Structures and Algorithms / Time Complexity

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Code Problem / Data Structures and Algorithms DifficultyMedium C++
Given an array of n integers, where each integer represents the height of a bar in a bar graph, write a function that returns the maximum area that can be formed by choosing two bars from the array and stacking them on top of each other.
About this solution: The candidate's solution is correct and solves the problem. The approach is to keep track of the maximum area while iterating through the array from both sides.
Dec 13
Code Problem / Data Structures and Algorithms DifficultyMedium Python
Given an array of n integers, find the contiguous subarray of given length k that has the maximum average value. Output the maximum average value.
About this solution: The candidate's solution correctly finds the maximum average value of a given array and length k. The solution is clear and easy to follow. One potential improvement would be to use the built-in max() and sum() functions rather than creating a custom max_sum function.
Dec 11
Code Problem / Data Structures and Algorithms DifficultyMedium C#
Given an array of integers, this problem seeks to find the length of the longest increasing subsequence within that array. For example, given the input array [10, 9, 2, 5 , 3, 7, 101, 18], the longest increasing subsequence would be of length 4.
About this solution: The candidate's solution does not demonstrate a level of completeness and does not solve the problem. The general approach is not clear.
Dec 10
Code Problem / Data Structures and Algorithms DifficultyMedium Python
Given an array of n integers, this algorithm will find the maximum sum of any contiguous subarray of the array. For example, given the input array [1, -3, 2, 1, -1], the algorithm would output 3.
About this solution: The candidate's solution correctly finds the maximum sum of any contiguous subarray of the given array. The approach is to keep track of the current sum as we iterate through the array, and update the maximum sum if necessary. If the current sum ever becomes negative, we reset it to 0 since we know that a subarray with a negative sum will never be the maximum sum.
Dec 09
Code Problem / Data Structures and Algorithms DifficultyMedium C++
Given a string, find the first non-repeating character. For example, in the string "abacabad", the first non-repeating character is 'c'.
About this solution: The candidate's solution correctly finds the first non-repeating character in a string. The solution uses a hash map to keep track of the number of times each character appears in the string, then loops through the string again to find the first character that only appears once. This is a solid solution that correctly solves the problem. The candidate demonstrates a good understanding of how to use hash maps and how to loop through a string.
Dec 08
Code Problem / Data Structures and Algorithms DifficultyMedium JavaScript
To sum all elements in a list, we can simply iterate through the list and add each element to a running total. This will take O(n) time, where n is the length of the list.
About this solution: This solution is correct and demonstrates a level of completeness. The approach is straightforward and easy to follow.
Dec 06
Code Problem / Data Structures and Algorithms DifficultyMedium C++
Given an array of integers, this problem aims to find the length of the longest increasing subsequence in the array. For example, given the input array [10, 9, 2, 5 , 3, 7, 101, 18], the output should be 4, as the longest increasing subsequence in the array is [2, 3, 7, 101]. This problem can be solved using dynamic programming, and the time complexity of the solution is O(n^2).
About this solution: The candidate's solution is correct and uses dynamic programming to solve the problem. However, the solution is not very efficient because it uses two for loops.
Dec 05
Code Problem / Data Structures and Algorithms DifficultyMedium Python
Given an array of n integers, find the contiguous subarray of given length k that has the maximum average value. Output the maximum average value.
About this solution: The candidate's solution correctly finds the maximum average value of a given array and length k. The solution is clear and easy to follow. One potential improvement would be to use the built-in max() and sum() functions rather than creating a custom max_sum function.
Dec 04