HackerRank Çözümleri – Alternating Characters

HackerRank içerisinde bulunan “Alternating Characters” sorusunun açıklaması ve çözümü. Soruda size verilen string içerisinde, yan yana hiçbir karakterin aynı olmaması için kaç defa karakter silme işlemi yapmanız gerektiği soruluyor.

► HackerRank – Alternating Characters: https://www.hackerrank.com/challenges/alternating-characters/problem

► Problem açıklaması:

You are given a string containing characters A and B only. Your task is to change it into a string such that there are no matching adjacent characters. To do this, you are allowed to delete zero or more characters in the string.

Your task is to find the minimum number of required deletions.

Example

s = AABAAB

Remove an A at positions 0 and 3 to make s = ABAB in 2 deletions.

Function Description

Complete the alternatingCharacters function in the editor below.

alternatingCharacters has the following parameter(s):

string s: a string

Returns

int: the minimum number of deletions required

Sample Input

5

AAAA

BBBBB

ABABABAB

BABABA

AAABBB

Sample Output

3

4

0

0

4

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