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Algorithm 202: Sock Merchant

ebereplenty profile image NJOKU SAMSON EBERE ・1 min read

The Sock Merchant algorithm, is one of the easiest questions on hackerrank.

Question

Please refer to hakerrank website

Solution

// Complete the sockMerchant function below.
function sockMerchant(n, ar) {
    let paired = [];
    let uniqueNum = [...new Set(ar)];

    uniqueNum.forEach((num) => {
        let chunk = [];
        for(let char of ar){
            if(char === num && chunk.length < 2){
                chunk.push(char);
                if(chunk.length === 2){
                    paired.push(chunk);
                    chunk = [];
                }
            }
        }
    })

    return paired.length
}
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Sabin Pandelovitch

Please be aware that by posting content from hackerrank here you have violated their terms and conditions. At least that's what I understood from their terms and conditions. Maybe I'm wrong

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NJOKU SAMSON EBERE Author

Thanks for bringing this to my notice. Let me make necessary re-adjustments

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