# Print all longest common sub-sequences in lexicographical order in C++

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In this problem, we are given two string str1 and str2. Our task is to create a program to Print all longest common subsequences in lexicographical order.

Let’s take an example to understand the problem,

Input: str1 = “gfare” ,  str2 = “rfare”

Output: fare

## Solution Approach

In this problem, we will find all possible longest common subsequences and store them in a 2D matrix using Dynamic programming. After this, we will print sorted output by searching characters from a to z in the LCS.

## Example

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#include<iostream>
#include<cstring>
#define MAX 100
using namespace std;

int LCSLength = 0;
int DP[MAX][MAX];

int calcLCSLenght(string str1, string str2, int l1, int l2, int i, int j) {

int &lcsLen = DP[i][j];
if (i==l1 || j==l2)
return lcsLen = 0;
if (lcsLen != -1)
return lcsLen;

lcsLen = 0;

if (str1[i] == str2[j])
lcsLen = 1 + calcLCSLenght(str1, str2, l1, l2, i+1, j+1);
else
lcsLen = max(calcLCSLenght(str1, str2, l1, l2, i+1, j), calcLCSLenght(str1, str2, l1, l2, i, j+1));
return lcsLen;
}

void printAllLCS(string str1, string str2, int l1, int l2, char data[], int index1, int index2, int currentLCSlength) {
if (currentLCSlength == LCSLength) {

data[currentLCSlength] = '\0';
puts(data);
return;
}
if (index1==l1 || index2==l2)
return;
for (char ch='a'; ch<='z'; ch++) {

bool done = false;
for (int i=index1; i<l1; i++) {
if (ch==str1[i]) {
for (int j=index2; j<l2; j++) {
if (ch==str2[j] && calcLCSLenght(str1, str2, l1, l2, i, j) == LCSLength-currentLCSlength) {
data[currentLCSlength] = ch;
printAllLCS(str1, str2, l1, l2, data, i+1, j+1, currentLCSlength+1);
done = true;
break;
}
}
}
if (done)
break;
}
}
}

int main() {

string str1 = "xysxysx", str2 = "xsyxsyx";

int l1 = str1.length(), l2 = str2.length();
memset(DP, -1, sizeof(DP));
LCSLength = calcLCSLenght(str1, str2, l1, l2, 0, 0);
char data[MAX];
cout<<"All longest common sub-sequences in lexicographical order are\n";
printAllLCS(str1, str2, l1, l2, data, 0, 0, 0);
return 0;
}

## Output

All longest common sub-sequences in lexicographical order are
xsxsx
xsxyx
xsysx
xysyx
xyxsx
xyxyx