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Sliding Window Maximum

A long array A[] is given to you. There is a sliding window of size w which is moving from the very left of the array to the very right. You can only see the w numbers in the window. Each time the sliding window moves rightwards by one position. Following is an example: The […]

Nuts in an Oasis

A pile of nuts is in an oasis, across a desert from a town. The pile contains ‘N’ kg of nuts, and the town is ‘D’ kilometers away from the pile. The goal of this problem is to write a program that will compute ‘X’, the maximum amount of nuts that can be transported to […]

Studious Student Problem Analysis

You’ve been given a list of words to study and memorize. Being a diligent student of language and the arts, you’ve decided to not study them at all and instead make up pointless games based on them. One game you’ve come up with is to see how you can concatenate the words to generate the […]

Peg Game Problem Analysis

At the arcade, you can play a simple game where a ball is dropped into the top of the game, from a position of your choosing. There are a number of pegs that the ball will bounce off of as it drops through the game. Whenever the ball hits a peg, it will bounce to […]

Double Square Problem Analysis

A double-square number is an integer X which can be expressed as the sum of two perfect squares. For example, 10 is a double-square because 10 = 32 + 12. Your task in this problem is, given X, determine the number of ways in which it can be written as the sum of two squares.


Imagine you have a special keyboard with the following keys: A Ctrl+A Ctrl+C Ctrl+V where CTRL+A, CTRL+C, CTRL+V each acts as one function key for “Select All”, “Copy”, and “Paste” operations respectively. If you can only press the keyboard for N times (with the above four keys), please write a program to produce maximum numbers […]

Excel Sheet Row Numbers

Given the sequence S1 = {a,b,c,d,…,x,y,z,aa,ab,ac…. } and given that this sequence corresponds (term for term) to the sequence S2 = {0,1,2,3,….}. Write code to convert an element of S2 to the corresponding element of S1.