# Square Interview Questions

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They provide good training as well which will be beneficial in future too. You can practice the below questions collected from Square Interview Experience for the interview. We have collected past frequently asked questions from Square Interview Experience for your reference.

## Square Array Questions

Question 1. Minimum Increment to Make Array Unique Leetcode Solution Problem Statement: Minimum Increment to Make Array Unique Leetcode Solution – You are given an integer array nums. In one move, you can pick an index i where 0 <= i < nums.length and increment nums[i] by 1. Return the minimum number of moves to make every value in nums unique. ...

Question 2. Minimum Path Sum Leetcode Solution Problem Statement The Minimum Path Sum LeetCode Solution – “Minimum Path Sum” says that given a n x m grid consisting of non-negative integers and we need to find a path from top-left to bottom right, which minimizes the sum of all numbers along the path. We can only move ...

Question 3. Bus Routes Leetcode Solution Problem Statement The Bus Routes LeetCode Solution – “Bus Routes” states that you’re given an array of routes where routes[i] is a bus route such that ith bus repeats the route forever. We’ll be given a bus stop source and we want to reach the bus stop target. We can ...

Question 4. Combination Sum Leetcode Solution The problem Combination Sum Leetcode Solution provides us an array or list of integers and a target. We are told to find the combinations that can be made using these integers any number of times that add up to the given target. So more formally, we can use the given ...

Question 5. Available Captures for Rook Leetcode Solution Problem Statement In this problem, we are given a 2-D matrix that represents a chessboard with a white rook and some other pieces on it. White’s Rook is represented by the character ‘R’. White’s bishops are represented by ‘B’ and black’s pawns are represented as ‘p’. The problem guarantees that ...

Question 6. Count of index pairs with equal elements in an array Suppose, we have given an integer array. The problem “Count of index pairs with equal elements in an array” asks to find out the no of pair of indices (i,j) in such a way that arr[i]=arr[j] and i is not equal to j. Example arr[] = {2,3,1,2,3,1,4} 3 Explanation Pairs ...

Question 7. Maximize sum of consecutive differences in a circular array Problem Statement Suppose you have an integer array. This array should be treated as a circular array. The last value of an array will be connected to the first array, an ⇒ a1. The problem “Maximize sum of consecutive differences in a circular array” asks to find out the maximum ...

Question 8. Replace two consecutive equal values with one greater Problem Statement Suppose you have an integer array. The problem “Replace two consecutive equal values with one greater” asks to replace all those pair values say ‘a’ which comes consecutively with a number “a+1” 1 greater than them (two consecutive numbers), such that even after the modification or repetition there ...

Question 9. Count subarrays having total distinct elements same as original array Problem Statement “Count subarrays having total distinct elements same as original array” states that you are given an integer array. The problem statement asks to find out the total number of sub-arrays that contain all distinct elements as present in an original array. Example arr[] = {2, 1, 3, 2, ...

Question 10. Merge Overlapping Intervals In merge overlapping intervals problem we have given a collection of intervals, merge and return all overlapping intervals. Example Input : [[2, 3], [3, 4], [5, 7]] Output: [[2, 4], [5, 7]] Explanation: We can merge [2, 3] and [3, 4] together to form [2, 4] Approach for finding Merge ...

Question 11. Merging Intervals In merging intervals problem we have given a set of intervals of the form [l, r], merge the overlapping intervals. Examples Input {[1, 3], [2, 6], [8, 10], [15, 18]} Output {[1, 6], [8, 10], [15, 18]} Input {[1, 4], [1, 5]} Output {[1, 5]} Naive Approach for merging intervals ...

Question 12. Pancake Sorting Problem Problem Statement “Pancake Sorting Problem” is based on pancake sorting. Given an unsorted array, we need to write a program that uses only flip operation to sort the array. Flip is the operation that reverses the array. Input Format The first line containing an integer N. Second-line containing N space-separated ...

Question 13. Pancake Sorting Problem Statement In the “Pancake Sorting” problem we have given an array of integers A[]. Sort the array by performing a series of pancake flips. In one pancake flip we do the following steps: Choose an integer k where 1 <= k <= arr.length. Reverse the sub-array arr[0…k-1] (0-indexed). Input ...

Question 14. Count of Triplets With Sum Less than Given Value Problem Statement We have given an array containing N number of elements. In the given array, Count the number of triplets with a sum less than the given value. Example Input a[] = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8} Sum = 10 Output 7 Possible triplets are : ...

Question 15. Find Triplet in Array With a Given Sum Problem Statement Given an array of integers, find the combination of three elements in the array whose sum is equal to a given value X. Here we will print the first combination that we get. If there is no such combination then print -1. Example Input N=5, X=15 arr[] = ...

## Square String Questions

Question 16. Multiply Strings Leetcode Solution The problem Multiply Strings Leetcode solution asks us to multiply two strings which are given to us as input. We are required to print or return this result of multiplying to the caller function. So to put it more formally given two strings, find the product of the given strings. ...

Question 17. Text Justification LeetCode Solution We will discuss Text Justification LeetCode Solution today Problem Statement The problem “Text Justification” states that you are given a list s[ ] of type string of size n and an integer size. Justify the text such that each line of text consists of size number of characters. You can ...

Question 18. Decode Ways In Decode Ways problem we have given a non-empty string containing only digits, determine the total number of ways to decode it using the following mapping: 'A' -> 1 'B' -> 2 ... 'Z' -> 26 Example S = “123” Number of ways to decode this string is 3 If we ...

Question 19. Edit Distance In the edit distance problem we have to find the minimum number of operations required to convert a string X of length n to another string Y of length m. Operations allowed: Insertion Deletion Substitution Example Input: String1 = “abcd” String2 = “abe” Output: Minimum operations required is 2 ( ...

Question 20. Palindrome using Recursion Problem Statement In the “Recursive Palindrome Check” or “Palindrome using Recursion” problem we have given a string “s”. We have to write a program to check if the given string is palindrome or not using recursion. A palindrome is a word, number, phrase, or other sequence of characters that reads ...

## Square Tree Questions

Question 21. Count the number of nodes at given level in a tree using BFS Description The problem “Count the number of nodes at given level in a tree using BFS” states that you are given a Tree (acyclic graph) and a root node, find out number of nodes at L-th level. Acyclic Graph: It is a network of nodes connected through edges which has ...

## Square Graph Questions

Question 22. Minimum Operations to convert X to Y Problem Statement The problem “Minimum Operations to convert X to Y” states that you are given two numbers X and Y, it is needed to convert X into Y using following operations: Starting number is X. Following operations can be performed on X and on the numbers that are generated ...

Question 23. Count the number of nodes at given level in a tree using BFS Description The problem “Count the number of nodes at given level in a tree using BFS” states that you are given a Tree (acyclic graph) and a root node, find out number of nodes at L-th level. Acyclic Graph: It is a network of nodes connected through edges which has ...

## Square Matrix Questions

Question 24. Minimum Path Sum Leetcode Solution Problem Statement The Minimum Path Sum LeetCode Solution – “Minimum Path Sum” says that given a n x m grid consisting of non-negative integers and we need to find a path from top-left to bottom right, which minimizes the sum of all numbers along the path. We can only move ...

## Square Other Questions

Question 25. LRU Cache Leetcode Solution Problem Statement The LRU Cache LeetCode Solution – “LRU Cache” asks you to design a data structure that follows Least Recently Used (LRU) Cache We need to implement LRUCache class that has the following functions: LRUCache(int capacity): Initializes the LRU cache with positive size capacity. int get(int key): Return the value ...

Question 26. Minesweeper LeetCode Solution Problem Statement Minesweeper LeetCode Solution – Let’s play the minesweeper game (Wikipedia, online game)! You are given an m x n char matrix board representing the game board where: 'M' represents an unrevealed mine, 'E' represents an unrevealed empty square, 'B' represents a revealed blank square that has no adjacent mines (i.e., above, below, left, right, and all ...

Question 27. Serialize and Deserialize Binary Tree LeetCode Solution Problem Statement Serialize and Deserialize Binary Tree LeetCode Solution – Serialization is the process of converting a data structure or object into a sequence of bits so that it can be stored in a file or memory buffer, or transmitted across a network connection link to be reconstructed later in ...

Question 28. Compute nCr % p Problem Statement The problem “Compute nCr % p” states that you are required to find binomial coefficient modulo p. So you first must know about the binomial coefficient. We have already discussed that in a previous post. You can check that here. Example n = 5, r = 2, p ...

Question 29. Serialize and Deserialize Binary Tree We have given a binary tree containing N number of nodes where each node has some value. We need to serialize and deserialize the binary tree. Serialize The process of storing a tree in a file without disturbing its structure is called serialization. DeserializeSerialize and Deserialize Binary Tree The process ...

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