STPAR - Street Parade
For sure, the love mobiles will roll again on this summer's street parade. Each year, the organisers decide on a fixed order for the decorated trucks. Experience taught them to keep free a side street to be able to bring the trucks into order.
The side street is so narrow that no two cars can pass each other. Thus, the love mobile that enters the side street last must necessarily leave the side street first. Because the trucks and the ravers move up closely, a truck cannot drive back and re-enter the side street or the approach street.
You are given the order in which the love mobiles arrive. Write a program that decides if the love mobiles can be brought into the order that the organisers want them to be.
There are several test cases. The first line of each test case contains a single number n, the number of love mobiles. The second line contains the numbers 1 to n in an arbitrary order. All the numbers are separated by single spaces. These numbers indicate the order in which the trucks arrive in the approach street. No more than 1000 love mobiles participate in the street parade. Input ends with number 0.
For each test case your program has to output a line containing a single word "yes" if the love mobiles can be re-ordered with the help of the side street, and a single word "no" in the opposite case.
Sample input: 5 5 1 2 4 3 0 Sample output: yes
The sample input reflects the following situation:
The five trucks can be re-ordered in the following way:
what is the significance of "Input ends with number 0"
Great problem, enjoyed solving it, but there is one confusing thing in the problem statement that I'd like to point out. It says here "a truck cannot drive back and re-enter the side street or the approach street.", but in reality the problem assumes that you CAN drive back and re-enter the approach street from the side street.Last edit: 2017-10-12 09:55:46
for which test case the answer will be "No"
Very nice problem but i implemented with array instead of stack:p
Pretty hard of a logic, especially since this is my second ever stack problem. But finally AC anyway.
@arvind002 arvind bahubali :P
0 is the last input after all of the inputs, not the last input after each. Don't be me and spend two hours figuring that out.
AC in a go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Got AC after about 15-20 WA's.A few tips-
@phani653 final zero indicates end of input could be like