Check if a pair with given product exists in a Matrix in C++

C++Server Side ProgrammingProgramming

We have one matrix of order N x M. And a product K. The task is to check whether a pair with the given product is present in the matrix or not.

Suppose a matrix is like below −


Now if the K is 42, then there is a pair like (6, 7)

To solve this problem, we will use hashing. We will create hash table by taking all elements of the matrix. We will start traversing the matrix, while traversing, check whether the current element of the matrix is divisible by the given product, and when the product K is divided by current element, the dividend will also present in the hash table. So the required condition is like −

(k mod matrix[i, n]) is false, and hash table has k/matrix[i, j]

If present, then return true, otherwise insert current element into hash table.

If no pairs have found, return false.


 Live Demo

#include <iostream>
#include <unordered_set>
#define N 4
#define M 4
using namespace std;
bool isPairPresent(int matrix[N][M], int K) {
   unordered_set<int> s;
   for (int i = 0; i < N; i++) {
      for (int j = 0; j < M; j++) {
         if ((K % matrix[i][j] == 0) && (s.find(K / matrix[i][j]) != s.end())) {
            return true;
         } else {
   return false;
int main() {
   int matrix[N][M] = {{1, 2, 3, 4},
      {5, 6, 7, 8},
      {9, 10, 11, 12},
      {13, 14, 15, 16}};
      int k = 42;
   if (isPairPresent(matrix, k) == false)
      cout << "NO PAIR EXIST";
      cout << "Pair is present";


Pair is present
Published on 22-Oct-2019 11:46:40