# Number of Ways to Paint N × 3 Grid in C++ program

Suppose we have a grid whose size is n x 3 and we want to paint every cell of the grid with exactly one of the three colors. Here the colors that will be used are Red, Yellow and Green.

Now there is a constraint, that is no two adjacent cells have the same color. We have n number of rows of the grid. Finally, we have to find the number of ways we can paint this grid. The answer may be very large so return it modulo 10^9 + 7.

So, if the input is like 1, then the output will be 12 To solve this, we will follow these steps −

• m = 10^9 + 7

• Define a function add(), this will take a, b,

• return ((a mod m) + (b mod m)) mod m

• From the main method do the following −

• a123 := 6, a121 = 6

• for initialize i := 2, when i −= n, update (increase i by 1), do −

• b121 := add(3 * a121, 2 * a123)

• b123 := add(2 * a121, 2 * a123)

• a121 := b121

• a123 := b123

## Example

Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding −

Live Demo

#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
typedef long long int lli;
const lli mod = 1e9 + 7;
class Solution {
public:
return ((a % mod) + (b % mod)) % mod;
}
int numOfWays(int n){
lli a123 = 6, a121 = 6;
lli b123, b121;
for (int i = 2; i <= n; i++) {
b121 = add(3 * a121, 2 * a123);
b123 = add(2 * a121, 2 * a123);
a121 = b121;
a123 = b123;
}
}
};
main(){
Solution ob;
cout << (ob.numOfWays(3));
}

## Input

3

## Output

246