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Future training

Find a maximal set of non-overlapping segments.

Spoken language:

Located on a line are N segments, numbered from 0 to N − 1, whose positions are given in arrays A and B. For each I (0 ≤ I < N) the position of segment I is from A[I] to B[I] (inclusive). The segments are sorted by their ends, which means that B[K] ≤ B[K + 1] for K such that 0 ≤ K < N − 1.

Two segments I and J, such that I ≠ J, are *overlapping* if they share at least one common point. In other words, A[I] ≤ A[J] ≤ B[I] or A[J] ≤ A[I] ≤ B[J].

We say that the set of segments is *non-overlapping* if it contains no two overlapping segments. The goal is to find the size of a non-overlapping set containing the maximal number of segments.

For example, consider arrays A, B such that:

The segments are shown in the figure below.

The size of a non-overlapping set containing a maximal number of segments is 3. For example, possible sets are {0, 2, 3}, {0, 2, 4}, {1, 2, 3} or {1, 2, 4}. There is no non-overlapping set with four segments.

Write a function:

int solution(int A[], int B[], int N);

that, given two arrays A and B consisting of N integers, returns the size of a non-overlapping set containing a maximal number of segments.

For example, given arrays A, B shown above, the function should return 3, as explained above.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [0..30,000];
- each element of arrays A and B is an integer within the range [0..1,000,000,000];
- A[I] ≤ B[I], for each I (0 ≤ I < N);
- B[K] ≤ B[K + 1], for each K (0 ≤ K < N − 1).

Copyright 2009–2024 by Codility Limited. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized copying, publication or disclosure prohibited.

Located on a line are N segments, numbered from 0 to N − 1, whose positions are given in arrays A and B. For each I (0 ≤ I < N) the position of segment I is from A[I] to B[I] (inclusive). The segments are sorted by their ends, which means that B[K] ≤ B[K + 1] for K such that 0 ≤ K < N − 1.

Two segments I and J, such that I ≠ J, are *overlapping* if they share at least one common point. In other words, A[I] ≤ A[J] ≤ B[I] or A[J] ≤ A[I] ≤ B[J].

We say that the set of segments is *non-overlapping* if it contains no two overlapping segments. The goal is to find the size of a non-overlapping set containing the maximal number of segments.

For example, consider arrays A, B such that:

The segments are shown in the figure below.

The size of a non-overlapping set containing a maximal number of segments is 3. For example, possible sets are {0, 2, 3}, {0, 2, 4}, {1, 2, 3} or {1, 2, 4}. There is no non-overlapping set with four segments.

Write a function:

int solution(vector<int> &A, vector<int> &B);

that, given two arrays A and B consisting of N integers, returns the size of a non-overlapping set containing a maximal number of segments.

For example, given arrays A, B shown above, the function should return 3, as explained above.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [0..30,000];
- each element of arrays A and B is an integer within the range [0..1,000,000,000];
- A[I] ≤ B[I], for each I (0 ≤ I < N);
- B[K] ≤ B[K + 1], for each K (0 ≤ K < N − 1).

Copyright 2009–2024 by Codility Limited. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized copying, publication or disclosure prohibited.

Located on a line are N segments, numbered from 0 to N − 1, whose positions are given in arrays A and B. For each I (0 ≤ I < N) the position of segment I is from A[I] to B[I] (inclusive). The segments are sorted by their ends, which means that B[K] ≤ B[K + 1] for K such that 0 ≤ K < N − 1.

Two segments I and J, such that I ≠ J, are *overlapping* if they share at least one common point. In other words, A[I] ≤ A[J] ≤ B[I] or A[J] ≤ A[I] ≤ B[J].

We say that the set of segments is *non-overlapping* if it contains no two overlapping segments. The goal is to find the size of a non-overlapping set containing the maximal number of segments.

For example, consider arrays A, B such that:

The segments are shown in the figure below.

The size of a non-overlapping set containing a maximal number of segments is 3. For example, possible sets are {0, 2, 3}, {0, 2, 4}, {1, 2, 3} or {1, 2, 4}. There is no non-overlapping set with four segments.

Write a function:

int solution(vector<int> &A, vector<int> &B);

that, given two arrays A and B consisting of N integers, returns the size of a non-overlapping set containing a maximal number of segments.

For example, given arrays A, B shown above, the function should return 3, as explained above.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [0..30,000];
- each element of arrays A and B is an integer within the range [0..1,000,000,000];
- A[I] ≤ B[I], for each I (0 ≤ I < N);
- B[K] ≤ B[K + 1], for each K (0 ≤ K < N − 1).

Copyright 2009–2024 by Codility Limited. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized copying, publication or disclosure prohibited.

*overlapping* if they share at least one common point. In other words, A[I] ≤ A[J] ≤ B[I] or A[J] ≤ A[I] ≤ B[J].

*non-overlapping* if it contains no two overlapping segments. The goal is to find the size of a non-overlapping set containing the maximal number of segments.

For example, consider arrays A, B such that:

The segments are shown in the figure below.

Write a function:

class Solution { public int solution(int[] A, int[] B); }

For example, given arrays A, B shown above, the function should return 3, as explained above.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [0..30,000];
- each element of arrays A and B is an integer within the range [0..1,000,000,000];
- A[I] ≤ B[I], for each I (0 ≤ I < N);
- B[K] ≤ B[K + 1], for each K (0 ≤ K < N − 1).

*overlapping* if they share at least one common point. In other words, A[I] ≤ A[J] ≤ B[I] or A[J] ≤ A[I] ≤ B[J].

*non-overlapping* if it contains no two overlapping segments. The goal is to find the size of a non-overlapping set containing the maximal number of segments.

For example, consider arrays A, B such that:

The segments are shown in the figure below.

Write a function:

int solution(List<int> A, List<int> B);

For example, given arrays A, B shown above, the function should return 3, as explained above.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [0..30,000];
- each element of arrays A and B is an integer within the range [0..1,000,000,000];
- A[I] ≤ B[I], for each I (0 ≤ I < N);
- B[K] ≤ B[K + 1], for each K (0 ≤ K < N − 1).

*overlapping* if they share at least one common point. In other words, A[I] ≤ A[J] ≤ B[I] or A[J] ≤ A[I] ≤ B[J].

*non-overlapping* if it contains no two overlapping segments. The goal is to find the size of a non-overlapping set containing the maximal number of segments.

For example, consider arrays A, B such that:

The segments are shown in the figure below.

Write a function:

func Solution(A []int, B []int) int

For example, given arrays A, B shown above, the function should return 3, as explained above.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [0..30,000];
- each element of arrays A and B is an integer within the range [0..1,000,000,000];
- A[I] ≤ B[I], for each I (0 ≤ I < N);
- B[K] ≤ B[K + 1], for each K (0 ≤ K < N − 1).

*overlapping* if they share at least one common point. In other words, A[I] ≤ A[J] ≤ B[I] or A[J] ≤ A[I] ≤ B[J].

*non-overlapping* if it contains no two overlapping segments. The goal is to find the size of a non-overlapping set containing the maximal number of segments.

For example, consider arrays A, B such that:

The segments are shown in the figure below.

Write a function:

class Solution { public int solution(int[] A, int[] B); }

For example, given arrays A, B shown above, the function should return 3, as explained above.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [0..30,000];
- each element of arrays A and B is an integer within the range [0..1,000,000,000];
- A[I] ≤ B[I], for each I (0 ≤ I < N);
- B[K] ≤ B[K + 1], for each K (0 ≤ K < N − 1).

*overlapping* if they share at least one common point. In other words, A[I] ≤ A[J] ≤ B[I] or A[J] ≤ A[I] ≤ B[J].

*non-overlapping* if it contains no two overlapping segments. The goal is to find the size of a non-overlapping set containing the maximal number of segments.

For example, consider arrays A, B such that:

The segments are shown in the figure below.

Write a function:

class Solution { public int solution(int[] A, int[] B); }

For example, given arrays A, B shown above, the function should return 3, as explained above.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [0..30,000];
- each element of arrays A and B is an integer within the range [0..1,000,000,000];
- A[I] ≤ B[I], for each I (0 ≤ I < N);
- B[K] ≤ B[K + 1], for each K (0 ≤ K < N − 1).

*overlapping* if they share at least one common point. In other words, A[I] ≤ A[J] ≤ B[I] or A[J] ≤ A[I] ≤ B[J].

*non-overlapping* if it contains no two overlapping segments. The goal is to find the size of a non-overlapping set containing the maximal number of segments.

For example, consider arrays A, B such that:

The segments are shown in the figure below.

Write a function:

function solution(A, B);

For example, given arrays A, B shown above, the function should return 3, as explained above.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [0..30,000];
- each element of arrays A and B is an integer within the range [0..1,000,000,000];
- A[I] ≤ B[I], for each I (0 ≤ I < N);
- B[K] ≤ B[K + 1], for each K (0 ≤ K < N − 1).

*overlapping* if they share at least one common point. In other words, A[I] ≤ A[J] ≤ B[I] or A[J] ≤ A[I] ≤ B[J].

*non-overlapping* if it contains no two overlapping segments. The goal is to find the size of a non-overlapping set containing the maximal number of segments.

For example, consider arrays A, B such that:

The segments are shown in the figure below.

Write a function:

fun solution(A: IntArray, B: IntArray): Int

For example, given arrays A, B shown above, the function should return 3, as explained above.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [0..30,000];
- each element of arrays A and B is an integer within the range [0..1,000,000,000];
- A[I] ≤ B[I], for each I (0 ≤ I < N);
- B[K] ≤ B[K + 1], for each K (0 ≤ K < N − 1).

*overlapping* if they share at least one common point. In other words, A[I] ≤ A[J] ≤ B[I] or A[J] ≤ A[I] ≤ B[J].

*non-overlapping* if it contains no two overlapping segments. The goal is to find the size of a non-overlapping set containing the maximal number of segments.

For example, consider arrays A, B such that:

The segments are shown in the figure below.

Write a function:

function solution(A, B)

For example, given arrays A, B shown above, the function should return 3, as explained above.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [0..30,000];
- each element of arrays A and B is an integer within the range [0..1,000,000,000];
- A[I] ≤ B[I], for each I (0 ≤ I < N);
- B[K] ≤ B[K + 1], for each K (0 ≤ K < N − 1).

Note: All arrays in this task are zero-indexed, unlike the common Lua convention. You can use `#A` to get the length of the array A.

*overlapping* if they share at least one common point. In other words, A[I] ≤ A[J] ≤ B[I] or A[J] ≤ A[I] ≤ B[J].

*non-overlapping* if it contains no two overlapping segments. The goal is to find the size of a non-overlapping set containing the maximal number of segments.

For example, consider arrays A, B such that:

The segments are shown in the figure below.

Write a function:

int solution(NSMutableArray *A, NSMutableArray *B);

For example, given arrays A, B shown above, the function should return 3, as explained above.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [0..30,000];
- each element of arrays A and B is an integer within the range [0..1,000,000,000];
- A[I] ≤ B[I], for each I (0 ≤ I < N);
- B[K] ≤ B[K + 1], for each K (0 ≤ K < N − 1).

*overlapping* if they share at least one common point. In other words, A[I] ≤ A[J] ≤ B[I] or A[J] ≤ A[I] ≤ B[J].

*non-overlapping* if it contains no two overlapping segments. The goal is to find the size of a non-overlapping set containing the maximal number of segments.

For example, consider arrays A, B such that:

The segments are shown in the figure below.

Write a function:

function solution(A: array of longint; B: array of longint; N: longint): longint;

For example, given arrays A, B shown above, the function should return 3, as explained above.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [0..30,000];
- each element of arrays A and B is an integer within the range [0..1,000,000,000];
- A[I] ≤ B[I], for each I (0 ≤ I < N);
- B[K] ≤ B[K + 1], for each K (0 ≤ K < N − 1).

*overlapping* if they share at least one common point. In other words, A[I] ≤ A[J] ≤ B[I] or A[J] ≤ A[I] ≤ B[J].

*non-overlapping* if it contains no two overlapping segments. The goal is to find the size of a non-overlapping set containing the maximal number of segments.

For example, consider arrays A, B such that:

The segments are shown in the figure below.

Write a function:

function solution($A, $B);

For example, given arrays A, B shown above, the function should return 3, as explained above.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [0..30,000];
- each element of arrays A and B is an integer within the range [0..1,000,000,000];
- A[I] ≤ B[I], for each I (0 ≤ I < N);
- B[K] ≤ B[K + 1], for each K (0 ≤ K < N − 1).

*overlapping* if they share at least one common point. In other words, A[I] ≤ A[J] ≤ B[I] or A[J] ≤ A[I] ≤ B[J].

*non-overlapping* if it contains no two overlapping segments. The goal is to find the size of a non-overlapping set containing the maximal number of segments.

For example, consider arrays A, B such that:

The segments are shown in the figure below.

Write a function:

sub solution { my ($A, $B) = @_; my @A = @$A; my @B = @$B; ... }

For example, given arrays A, B shown above, the function should return 3, as explained above.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [0..30,000];
- each element of arrays A and B is an integer within the range [0..1,000,000,000];
- A[I] ≤ B[I], for each I (0 ≤ I < N);
- B[K] ≤ B[K + 1], for each K (0 ≤ K < N − 1).

*overlapping* if they share at least one common point. In other words, A[I] ≤ A[J] ≤ B[I] or A[J] ≤ A[I] ≤ B[J].

*non-overlapping* if it contains no two overlapping segments. The goal is to find the size of a non-overlapping set containing the maximal number of segments.

For example, consider arrays A, B such that:

The segments are shown in the figure below.

Write a function:

def solution(A, B)

For example, given arrays A, B shown above, the function should return 3, as explained above.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [0..30,000];
- each element of arrays A and B is an integer within the range [0..1,000,000,000];
- A[I] ≤ B[I], for each I (0 ≤ I < N);
- B[K] ≤ B[K + 1], for each K (0 ≤ K < N − 1).

*overlapping* if they share at least one common point. In other words, A[I] ≤ A[J] ≤ B[I] or A[J] ≤ A[I] ≤ B[J].

*non-overlapping* if it contains no two overlapping segments. The goal is to find the size of a non-overlapping set containing the maximal number of segments.

For example, consider arrays A, B such that:

The segments are shown in the figure below.

Write a function:

def solution(a, b)

For example, given arrays A, B shown above, the function should return 3, as explained above.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [0..30,000];
- each element of arrays A and B is an integer within the range [0..1,000,000,000];
- A[I] ≤ B[I], for each I (0 ≤ I < N);
- B[K] ≤ B[K + 1], for each K (0 ≤ K < N − 1).

*overlapping* if they share at least one common point. In other words, A[I] ≤ A[J] ≤ B[I] or A[J] ≤ A[I] ≤ B[J].

*non-overlapping* if it contains no two overlapping segments. The goal is to find the size of a non-overlapping set containing the maximal number of segments.

For example, consider arrays A, B such that:

The segments are shown in the figure below.

Write a function:

object Solution { def solution(a: Array[Int], b: Array[Int]): Int }

For example, given arrays A, B shown above, the function should return 3, as explained above.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [0..30,000];
- each element of arrays A and B is an integer within the range [0..1,000,000,000];
- A[I] ≤ B[I], for each I (0 ≤ I < N);
- B[K] ≤ B[K + 1], for each K (0 ≤ K < N − 1).

*overlapping* if they share at least one common point. In other words, A[I] ≤ A[J] ≤ B[I] or A[J] ≤ A[I] ≤ B[J].

*non-overlapping* if it contains no two overlapping segments. The goal is to find the size of a non-overlapping set containing the maximal number of segments.

For example, consider arrays A, B such that:

The segments are shown in the figure below.

Write a function:

public func solution(_ A : inout [Int], _ B : inout [Int]) -> Int

For example, given arrays A, B shown above, the function should return 3, as explained above.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [0..30,000];
- each element of arrays A and B is an integer within the range [0..1,000,000,000];
- A[I] ≤ B[I], for each I (0 ≤ I < N);
- B[K] ≤ B[K + 1], for each K (0 ≤ K < N − 1).

*overlapping* if they share at least one common point. In other words, A[I] ≤ A[J] ≤ B[I] or A[J] ≤ A[I] ≤ B[J].

*non-overlapping* if it contains no two overlapping segments. The goal is to find the size of a non-overlapping set containing the maximal number of segments.

For example, consider arrays A, B such that:

The segments are shown in the figure below.

Write a function:

function solution(A: number[], B: number[]): number;

For example, given arrays A, B shown above, the function should return 3, as explained above.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [0..30,000];
- each element of arrays A and B is an integer within the range [0..1,000,000,000];
- A[I] ≤ B[I], for each I (0 ≤ I < N);
- B[K] ≤ B[K + 1], for each K (0 ≤ K < N − 1).

*overlapping* if they share at least one common point. In other words, A[I] ≤ A[J] ≤ B[I] or A[J] ≤ A[I] ≤ B[J].

*non-overlapping* if it contains no two overlapping segments. The goal is to find the size of a non-overlapping set containing the maximal number of segments.

For example, consider arrays A, B such that:

The segments are shown in the figure below.

Write a function:

Private Function solution(A As Integer(), B As Integer()) As Integer

For example, given arrays A, B shown above, the function should return 3, as explained above.

Write an ** efficient** algorithm for the following assumptions:

- N is an integer within the range [0..30,000];
- each element of arrays A and B is an integer within the range [0..1,000,000,000];
- A[I] ≤ B[I], for each I (0 ≤ I < N);
- B[K] ≤ B[K + 1], for each K (0 ≤ K < N − 1).