# HackerRank Coding Question for Placements

You have to classify a string as “GOOD”, “BAD” or “MIXED”. A string is composed of lowercase alphabets and ‘?’. A ‘?’ is to be replaced by any of the lowercase alphabets. Now you have to classify the string on the basis of some rules. If there are more than 3 consonants together, the string is considered to be “BAD”. If there are more than 5 vowels together, the also string is considered to be “BAD”. A string is “GOOD” if its not “BAD”. Now when question marks are involved, they can be replaced with consonants or vowels to make new strings. If all the choices lead to “GOOD” strings then the input is considered as “GOOD”, and if all the choices lead to “BAD” strings then the input is “BAD”, else the string is “MIXED?

### LOGIC

1. Convert the string in 0’s and 1’s. All consonants will be considered as 1 and vowels as 0.
2. Make 2 D array (this is dynamic programming approach) and start matching.
3. For string matching, one side will be the string (converted with 0’s and 1’s) and another side with vowels and consonants as 0 and 1.
 cons & Vow/ String W A Y T O C R A C K 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 2
1. Whenever the 0 will be matched with 0, increment previous array element by 1. Similarly when 1 will be matching with 1, increment previous array element by 1.
2.  In case of 3 consecutive consonants, the current array value reaches to 3 or 5 consecutive vowels the string is said to “BAD”.

### Now here comes ? marks case

 cons & Vow/ String W A Y T ? C R A C K 0 1 0 1 1 ? 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 3 4 5 0 1 2

In case of question mark “?” add one to both consonant and vowel array. Also, make a Boolean flag which will be true in case of “?” occurs. If “?” and 3 consecutive consonants or 5 consecutive vowels occurred then the string is said to be “MIXED”, otherwise the string is “GOOD”.

Please see below code for clear understanding, some of the corner test cases are tested which are also commented there, to test uncomment it and run.

Some more test cases are also given at the end of this post.

Code –

Find if string is good, bad or mixed Code

``````#include "string.h"
#include"iostream"
using namespace std;

//alphabet check
bool alphabetcheck(char alphabet){
if (alphabet >= 'a' && alphabet <= 'z')
return true;
return false;
}

//vowel check
int vowelcheck(char vowel)
{
if (vowel == 'a' || vowel == 'e' || vowel == 'i' || vowel == 'o' || vowel == 'u')
return 0;
return 1;
}

int main(void) {
//the two sequences
//string X = "waytocrack";// ----  GOOD
//string X = "waaaaaaytocrack";//--BAD
string X = "wayt?arack";  // mixed
//length of the sequences
int XLen = X.size();
int Arr;
memset(Arr, 0, sizeof(Arr) * 2 * 20);
int max0 = 0;
int max1 = 0;
int index;
bool mixed_value = false;
for (size_t i = 0; i < XLen; i++)
{
//alphabet check
if (alphabetcheck(X[i]))
{
//vowel check fucntion:
if ((vowelcheck(X[i])) == 0)
{
Arr[i+1] = Arr[i] + 1;
if (Arr[i + 1] > max0)
max0 = Arr[i + 1]; //check for max 0
if ((mixed_value == true) && (max0 >= 5) && (Arr[i + 1] >= 5))
// Arr[i + 1] >= 5 when current value is greater than 5
{
if ((i - index >= 5 || (Arr[index] + Arr[index + 5] == 7)))
mixed_value = false;
}
}
else
{
Arr[i + 1] = Arr[i] + 1;
if (Arr[i + 1] > max1)
max1 = Arr[i + 1]; //check for max 1
if (mixed_value == true && max1 >= 3 && Arr[i + 1] >= 3 )
// Arr[i + 1] >= 5 when current value is greater than 3
{
if ((i - index >= 3 || (Arr[index] + Arr[index + 3] == 7)) )
mixed_value = false;
}
}
if (mixed_value == false && (max0 >= 5 || max1 >= 3)){
//checking the count value GREATER than  or 3
cout << " BAD " << endl;
exit(0);
}
}

else if (X[i] == '?'){
//increament both o count and 1 count.
Arr[i + 1] = Arr[i] + 1;
if (Arr[i + 1] > max0)
max0 = Arr[i + 1]; //check for max 1
Arr[i + 1] = Arr[i] + 1;
if (Arr[i + 1] > max1)
max1 = Arr[i + 1]; //check for max 1
index = i;
mixed_value = true;
}
}

if (mixed_value & (max0 >= 5 || max1 >= 3))
cout << " MIXED " << endl;
else cout << " GOOD " << endl;

return 0;
}``````

### These are some corner test cases:

The solution is 3 or more than 3 consecutive consonants and 5 and more than 5 consecutive vowels.
You can check some of the tested test cases at the end of the code.

### 6 comments on “HackerRank Coding Question for Placements”

• Jessica

//python 3 code but only GOOD and BAD
//How to add MIXED case
for z in range(int(input())):
s=input()
vc=0
cc=0
i=0
flag=True
while i5 or cc>3:
flag=False
break
if flag:print(1)
else:print(0) 1
• Stephen

@ Stephen Thallapally

def binary(n,i):
res=””
while(i!=0):
res=str(i%2)+res
i=i//2
if(len(res)<n):
res=("0"*(n-(len(res))))+res
return res
else:
return res

def character(z):
lz=len(z)
if(lz0):
print(x,” GOOD”)
else:
print(x,” MIXED”) 0
• Stephen

@Stephen Thallapally
Python 3.7 code

def binary(n,i):
res=””
while(i!=0):
res=str(i%2)+res
i=i//2
if(len(res)<n):
res=("0"*(n-(len(res))))+res
return res
else:
return res

def character(z):
lz=len(z)
if(lz0):
print(x,” GOOD”)
else:
print(x,” MIXED”) 1
• #include “string.h”
#include”iostream”
using namespace std;

//alphabet check
bool alphabetcheck(char alphabet){
if (alphabet >= ‘a’ && alphabet <= 'z')
return true;
return false;
}

//vowel check
int vowelcheck(char vowel)
{
if (vowel == 'a' || vowel == 'e' || vowel == 'i' || vowel == 'o' || vowel == 'u')
return 0;
return 1;
}

int main(void) {
//the two sequences
//string X = "waytocrack";// —- GOOD
//string X = "waaaaaaytocrack";//–BAD
string X = "wayt?arack"; // mixed
//length of the sequences
int XLen = X.size();
int Arr;
memset(Arr, 0, sizeof(Arr) * 2 * 20);
int max0 = 0;
int max1 = 0;
int index;
bool mixed_value = false;
for (size_t i = 0; i max0)
max0 = Arr[i + 1]; //check for max 0
if ((mixed_value == true) && (max0 >= 5) && (Arr[i + 1] >= 5))
// Arr[i + 1] >= 5 when current value is greater than 5
{
if ((i – index >= 5 || (Arr[index] + Arr[index + 5] == 7)))
mixed_value = false;
}
}
else
{
Arr[i + 1] = Arr[i] + 1;
if (Arr[i + 1] > max1)
max1 = Arr[i + 1]; //check for max 1
if (mixed_value == true && max1 >= 3 && Arr[i + 1] >= 3 )
// Arr[i + 1] >= 5 when current value is greater than 3
{
if ((i – index >= 3 || (Arr[index] + Arr[index + 3] == 7)) )
mixed_value = false;
}
}
if (mixed_value == false && (max0 >= 5 || max1 >= 3)){
//checking the count value GREATER than or 3
cout << " BAD " < max0)
max0 = Arr[i + 1]; //check for max 1
Arr[i + 1] = Arr[i] + 1;
if (Arr[i + 1] > max1)
max1 = Arr[i + 1]; //check for max 1
index = i;
mixed_value = true;
}
}

if (mixed_value & (max0 >= 5 || max1 >= 3))
cout << " MIXED " << endl;
else cout << " GOOD " << endl;

return 0;
} 0
• Prashanth

#include
using namespace std;
bool find(int b[],int len,int k,int r)
{
int sum;
for(int i=0;i<len;i++)
{
sum=b[i];
for(int j=i+1;j>ar;
int len=strlen(ar);
int br[len];
for(int i=0;i<len;i++)
{
if(ar[i]=='a' || ar[i]=='e' || ar[i]=='i' || ar[i]=='o' || ar[i]=='u')
{
br[i]=1;
}
else if(ar[i] == '?')
br[i]=2;
else
br[i]=3;
}
if(find(br,len,2,9))
else if(find(br,len,5,5))
else if(find(br,len,7,12))
cout<<"MIXED\n";
else if(find(br,len,2,8))
cout<<"MIXED\n";
else if(find(br,len,2,4))
cout<<"MIXED\n";
else
cout<<"GOOD\n";
} 8
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