Program to find minimum digits sum of deleted digits in Python

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Suppose we have two strings s and t of digits, we have to find a way to remove digits in the strings so that: 1. Two strings are same 2. The sum of the digits that are deleted is minimized Finally return the minimized sum.

So, if the input is like s = "41272" t = "172", then the output will be 6, as we can remove "4" and "2" from the first string to get "172".

To solve this, we will follow these steps −

  • Define a function lcs() . This will take a, b, m, n

  • table := a 2d matrix of size (n + 1) x (m + 1) and fill with 0

  • for i in range 1 to m, do

    • for j in range 1 to n, do

      • if a[i - 1] is same as b[j - 1], then

        • table[i, j] := table[i - 1, j - 1] + 2 *(ASCII of a[i - 1] - 48)

      • otherwise,

        • table[i, j] = maximum of table[i - 1, j] and table[i, j - 1])

  • return table[m, n]

  • From the main method do the following

  • m := size of a, n := size of b

  • c := 0

  • for i in range 0 to m, do

    • c := c + ASCII of a[i] - 48

  • for i in range 0 to n, do

    • c := c + ASCII of b[i] - 48

  • result := c - lcs(a, b, m, n)

  • return result

Example (Python)

Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding −

 Live Demo

class Solution:
   def lcs(self, a, b, m, n):
      table = [[0 for i in range(n + 1)] for j in range(m + 1)]
      for i in range(1, m + 1):
         for j in range(1, n + 1):
            if a[i - 1] == b[j - 1]:
               table[i][j] = table[i - 1][j - 1] + 2 * (ord(a[i - 1]) - 48)
            else:
               table[i][j] = max(table[i - 1][j], table[i][j - 1])
      return table[m][n]
   def solve(self, a, b):
      m = len(a)
      n = len(b)
      c = 0
      for i in range(m):
         c += ord(a[i]) - 48
      for i in range(n):
         c += ord(b[i]) - 48
      result = c - self.lcs(a, b, m, n)
      return result
ob = Solution()
s = "41272"
t = "172"
print(ob.solve(s, t))

Input

"41272", "172"

Output

6
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Published on 21-Dec-2020 14:10:26
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