Equalize the Array – HackerRank Solution

In this post, we will solve Equalize the Array HackerRank Solution. This problem (Equalize the Array) is a part of HackerRank Algorithms series.

Task

Given an array of integers, determine the minimum number of elements to delete to leave only elements of equal value.

Example
arr = [1, 2, 2, 3]

Delete the 2 elements 1 and 3 leaving arr = [2, 2]. If both twos plus either the 1 or the 3 are deleted, it takes 3 deletions to leave either [3] or [1]. The minimum number of deletions is 2.

Function Description

Complete the equalizeArray function in the editor below.

equalizeArray has the following parameter(s):

  • int arr[n]: an array of integers

Returns

  • int: the minimum number of deletions required

Input Format

The first line contains an integer n, the number of elements in arr.
The next line contains n space-separated integers arr[i].

Constraints

  • 1 <= n <= 100
  • 1 <= arr[i] <= 100

Sample Input

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STDIN       Function
-----       --------
5           arr[] size n = 5
3 3 2 1 3   arr = [3, 3, 2, 1, 3]

Sample Output

2  

Explanation

Delete arr[2] = 2 and arr[3] = 1 to leave arr‘ = [3, 3, 3]. This is minimal. The only other options are to delete 4 elements to get an array of either [1] or [2].

Solution – Equalize the Array – HackerRank Solution

C++

#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;

#define DEBUG(x)    cerr << #x << " = " << x << endl
#define INPUT       freopen("Data.inp", "r", stdin)
#define OUTPUT      freopen("Data.out", "w", stdout)

typedef long long LL;
typedef pair<int, int> II;
typedef vector<int> VI;

const int N = (int) 1e2 + 10;
int n, a[N], c[N];

int main() {
    #ifdef LOCAL
        INPUT;
        OUTPUT;
    #endif

    scanf("%d", &n);
    for (int i = 1; i <= n; ++i) scanf("%d", &a[i]);
    for (int i = 1; i <= n; ++i) c[a[i]]++;

    printf("%d", n - *max_element(c + 1, c + 101));
    return 0;
}

Python

#!/bin/python3

import math
import os
import random
import re
import sys

# Complete the equalizeArray function below.
def equalizeArray(arr):
    return (len(arr) - arr.count(max(set(arr), key = arr.count)))



if __name__ == '__main__':
    fptr = open(os.environ['OUTPUT_PATH'], 'w')

    n = int(input())

    arr = list(map(int, input().rstrip().split()))

    result = equalizeArray(arr)

    fptr.write(str(result) + '\n')

    fptr.close()

Java

import java.io.*;
import java.util.*;
import java.text.*;
import java.math.*;
import java.util.regex.*;

public class Solution {

    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);
        int[] occurances = new int[101];
        int n = in.nextInt();
        int maxOccurances = 0;
        //int[] a = new int[n];
        for (int i = 0; i < n; i++)
        {
            int ai = in.nextInt();
            occurances[ai]++;
            if (occurances[ai] > maxOccurances)
            {
                maxOccurances = occurances[ai];
            }
        }
        System.out.println(n - maxOccurances);
    }
}

Note: This problem (Equalize the Array) is generated by HackerRank but the solution is provided by CodingBroz. This tutorial is only for Educational and Learning purpose.

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