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Abhishek Chaudhary

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# Is Subsequence

Given two strings `s` and `t`, return `true` if `s` is a subsequence of `t`, or `false` otherwise.

A subsequence of a string is a new string that is formed from the original string by deleting some (can be none) of the characters without disturbing the relative positions of the remaining characters. (i.e., `"ace"` is a subsequence of `"abcde"` while `"aec"` is not).

Example 1:

Input: s = "abc", t = "ahbgdc"
Output: true

Example 2:

Input: s = "axc", t = "ahbgdc"
Output: false

Constraints:

• `0 <= s.length <= 100`
• `0 <= t.length <= 104`
• `s` and `t` consist only of lowercase English letters.

Follow up: Suppose there are lots of incoming `s`, say `s1, s2, ..., sk` where `k >= 109`, and you want to check one by one to see if `t` has its subsequence. In this scenario, how would you change your code?SOLUTION:

``````class Solution:
def isSubsequence(self, s: str, t: str) -> bool:
i = 0
j = 0
while i < len(s) and j < len(t):
if s[i] == t[j]:
i += 1
j += 1
else:
j += 1
return i == len(s)
``````