Category Archives: Dynamic programming

Generate Parentheses

Given n pairs of parentheses, write a function to generate all combinations of well-formed parentheses. For example, given n = 3, a solution set is: “((()))”, “(()())”, “(())()”, “()(())”, “()()()” C++: 01 void generateParenthesisHelp(vector<vector<string>>& A, 02                    … Continue reading

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Wildcard Matching

Implement wildcard pattern matching with support for ‘?’ and ‘*’. ‘?’ Matches any single character. ‘*’ Matches any sequence of characters (including the empty sequence). The matching should cover the entire input string (not partial). The function prototype should be: bool isMatch(const char … Continue reading

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Unique Paths II

Follow up for “Unique Paths”: Now consider if some obstacles are added to the grids. How many unique paths would there be? An obstacle and empty space is marked as 1 and 0 respectively in the grid. For example, There is one obstacle in … Continue reading

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Unique Paths

A robot is located at the top-left corner of a m x n grid (marked ‘Start’ in the diagram below). The robot can only move either down or right at any point in time. The robot is trying to reach the bottom-right corner of … Continue reading

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Minimum Path Sum

Given a m x n grid filled with non-negative numbers, find a path from top left to bottom right which minimizes the sum of all numbers along its path. Note: You can only move either down or right at any point in time. C++: 01 class Solution {02 public:03  … Continue reading

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Climbing Stairs

You are climbing a stair case. It takes n steps to reach to the top. Each time you can either climb 1 or 2 steps. In how many distinct ways can you climb to the top? C++: 01 class Solution { 02 public: 03  … Continue reading

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Edit Distance

Given two words word1 and word2, find the minimum number of steps required to convert word1 to word2. (each operation is counted as 1 step.) You have the following 3 operations permitted on a word: a) Insert a character b) Delete a character c) Replace a … Continue reading

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