# Program to find minimum remove required to make valid parentheses in Python

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Suppose we have a string s with parenthesis '(' , ')' and lowercase English characters. We have to delete the minimum number of parentheses ( '(' or ')', from any positions ) so that the resulting parentheses string is valid and have to finally return any valid string. Here the parentheses string is valid when all of these criteria are fulfilled −

• The string is empty and contains lowercase characters only, or

• The string can be written as AB (A concatenated with B), where A and B are valid strings, or

• The string can be written as the form of (A), where A is a valid string.

So, if the input is like s = "m)n(o)p", then the output will be "mn(o)p"

To solve this, we will follow these steps −

• stack := a new list

• indexes := a new set

• i := 0

• for each c in s, do

• if c is same as '(', then

• push i into stack

• otherwise when c is same as ')', then

• if size of stack is same as 0, then

• insert i into indexes

• otherwise,

• pop from stack

• i := i + 1

• ret := blank string

• indexes := store all elements into indexes

• for i in range 0 to size of s - 1, do

• if i not in indexes, then

• ret := ret + s[i]

• return ret

## Example

Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding −

def solve(s):
stack = []
indexes = set()
i = 0

for c in s:
if c == '(':
stack.append(i)
elif c == ')':
if len(stack) == 0:
else:
stack.pop()
i += 1

ret = ''
indexes = indexes.union(stack)
for i in range(len(s)):
if i not in indexes:
ret += s[i]

return ret

s = "m)n(o)p"
print(solve(s))

## Input

"m)n(o)p"


## Output

mn(o)p
Updated on 07-Oct-2021 12:34:13