Program to check whether list can be partitioned into pairs where sum is multiple of k in python

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Suppose we have a list of numbers called nums and another value k, we have to check whether the list can be partitioned into pairs such that the sum of each pair is divisible by k.

So, if the input is like nums = [4, 7, 2, 5] k = 6, then the output will be True, as we can partition the given list into pairs like (4, 2) and (8, 1) and their sums are divisible by 3.

To solve this, we will follow these steps:

  • if nums has even number of elements, then
    • return False
  • count := a list of size k and fill with 0
  • for each n in nums, do
    • count[n mod k] := count[n mod k] + 1
  • if count[0] is even, then
    • return False
  • for i in range 1 to quotient of (k / 2), do
    • if count[i] is not same as count[k - i], then
      • return False
  • return True

Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding:

Example

Live Demo

class Solution:
   def solve(self, nums, k):
      if len(nums) % 2:
         return False

      count = [0] * k
      for n in nums:
         count[n % k] += 1

      if count[0] % 2:
         return False

      for i in range(1, k // 2 + 1):
         if count[i] != count[k - i]:
            return False
      return True

ob = Solution()
nums = [4, 7, 2, 5]
k = 6
print(ob.solve(nums, k))

Input

[4, 7, 2, 5], 6

Output

True
raja
Published on 26-Nov-2020 06:44:20
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