ALCATRAZ3 - THE HONEYCOMB MAZE
You won the lottery tickets to visit the famous Disneyland HongKong with the Taarak Mehta ka Ulta Chasma family and Subramaniam Iyer gets stuck in the Honey Comb maze. He has a Phone along with him and no one else to help him out. He calls you and asks for help. Chuck the story getting into the problem now , There are N x M blocks of Honey combs in the maze and you are given a starting point. your task is to help Mr. Iyer find out whether or not he can traverse the maze and return to his original position. The constraint being that a honey comb ( Block ) once visited cannot be visited again . Also , he has to make a minimum of 'k' number of moves before returning to the starting point . The '.' represent the emty blocks whereas the '*' represent the blocks that can't be visited . from a block (x,y) Iyer can move only to blocks (x-1,y) , (x+1,y) , (x,y+1) , (x,y-1) . Help Mr. Iyer return to his original position.
The first line of the input contains the dimensions of the maze ( N x M).
Second line of the input contains 'k' as described above .
The third line denotes the coordinates of the starting point ( 1-n ) , ( 1-m ) .
The next N lines contain the description of the Nth row .
Output "YES" if it's possible .
Else output "NO" .
Input: 5 5
. . . * *
* . . . *
* . . . .
. * . . .
. * . . *
Explanation of the test case :
1,2 - 2,2 - 3,2 - 3,3 - 4,3 - 5,3 - 5,4 - 4,4 - 4,5 - 3,5 - 3,4 - 2,4 - 2,3 - 1,3 - 1,2
14 moves were made ( No. of dashes ( - )) .
So , its possible . Also , no blocks were repeated .
can anyone give me the solution, it looks like a dfs is too expensive, isn't it?
Harish Reddy Kolanu:
Ac using DFS. Easy one
Getting WA in 4th test case can anyone plz help???
easy one AC in one go!!!
The question says constraints: 1<=N,M<=100. It can't be – I don't believe it is possible to solve the "longest path problem" for 10,000 nodes in such a short time. I wasted a huge amount of time trying to get this working for the conditions stated before submitting a brutal dfs. Can you please edit the question to show the true constraints and not mislead us?Last edit: 2018-06-02 19:58:55
Exponential answer works. According to Spoj Toolkit, n<=5.
I checked spoj toolkit and found that a 'k' of 1 must always yield yes. This is wrong, it is impossible to have a cycle of length 1.
Input contains spaces.