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Future training

Count the number of passing cars on the road.

Spoken language:

A non-empty array A consisting of N integers is given. The consecutive elements of array A represent consecutive cars on a road.

Array A contains only 0s and/or 1s:

- 0 represents a car traveling east,
- 1 represents a car traveling west.

The goal is to count passing cars. We say that a pair of cars (P, Q), where 0 ≤ P < Q < N, is passing when P is traveling to the east and Q is traveling to the west.

For example, consider array A such that:

We have five pairs of passing cars: (0, 1), (0, 3), (0, 4), (2, 3), (2, 4).

Write a function:

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

that, given a non-empty array A of N integers, returns the number of pairs of passing cars.

The function should return −1 if the number of pairs of passing cars exceeds 1,000,000,000.

For example, given:

the function should return 5, as explained above.

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

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer that can have one of the following values: 0, 1.

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

A non-empty array A consisting of N integers is given. The consecutive elements of array A represent consecutive cars on a road.

Array A contains only 0s and/or 1s:

- 0 represents a car traveling east,
- 1 represents a car traveling west.

The goal is to count passing cars. We say that a pair of cars (P, Q), where 0 ≤ P < Q < N, is passing when P is traveling to the east and Q is traveling to the west.

For example, consider array A such that:

We have five pairs of passing cars: (0, 1), (0, 3), (0, 4), (2, 3), (2, 4).

Write a function:

int solution(vector<int> &A);

that, given a non-empty array A of N integers, returns the number of pairs of passing cars.

The function should return −1 if the number of pairs of passing cars exceeds 1,000,000,000.

For example, given:

the function should return 5, as explained above.

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

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer that can have one of the following values: 0, 1.

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

A non-empty array A consisting of N integers is given. The consecutive elements of array A represent consecutive cars on a road.

Array A contains only 0s and/or 1s:

- 0 represents a car traveling east,
- 1 represents a car traveling west.

The goal is to count passing cars. We say that a pair of cars (P, Q), where 0 ≤ P < Q < N, is passing when P is traveling to the east and Q is traveling to the west.

For example, consider array A such that:

We have five pairs of passing cars: (0, 1), (0, 3), (0, 4), (2, 3), (2, 4).

Write a function:

int solution(vector<int> &A);

that, given a non-empty array A of N integers, returns the number of pairs of passing cars.

The function should return −1 if the number of pairs of passing cars exceeds 1,000,000,000.

For example, given:

the function should return 5, as explained above.

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

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer that can have one of the following values: 0, 1.

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

Array A contains only 0s and/or 1s:

- 0 represents a car traveling east,
- 1 represents a car traveling west.

For example, consider array A such that:

We have five pairs of passing cars: (0, 1), (0, 3), (0, 4), (2, 3), (2, 4).

Write a function:

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

that, given a non-empty array A of N integers, returns the number of pairs of passing cars.

The function should return −1 if the number of pairs of passing cars exceeds 1,000,000,000.

For example, given:

the function should return 5, as explained above.

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

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer that can have one of the following values: 0, 1.

Array A contains only 0s and/or 1s:

- 0 represents a car traveling east,
- 1 represents a car traveling west.

For example, consider array A such that:

We have five pairs of passing cars: (0, 1), (0, 3), (0, 4), (2, 3), (2, 4).

Write a function:

int solution(List<int> A);

that, given a non-empty array A of N integers, returns the number of pairs of passing cars.

The function should return −1 if the number of pairs of passing cars exceeds 1,000,000,000.

For example, given:

the function should return 5, as explained above.

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

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer that can have one of the following values: 0, 1.

Array A contains only 0s and/or 1s:

- 0 represents a car traveling east,
- 1 represents a car traveling west.

For example, consider array A such that:

We have five pairs of passing cars: (0, 1), (0, 3), (0, 4), (2, 3), (2, 4).

Write a function:

func Solution(A []int) int

that, given a non-empty array A of N integers, returns the number of pairs of passing cars.

The function should return −1 if the number of pairs of passing cars exceeds 1,000,000,000.

For example, given:

the function should return 5, as explained above.

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

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer that can have one of the following values: 0, 1.

Array A contains only 0s and/or 1s:

- 0 represents a car traveling east,
- 1 represents a car traveling west.

For example, consider array A such that:

We have five pairs of passing cars: (0, 1), (0, 3), (0, 4), (2, 3), (2, 4).

Write a function:

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

that, given a non-empty array A of N integers, returns the number of pairs of passing cars.

The function should return −1 if the number of pairs of passing cars exceeds 1,000,000,000.

For example, given:

the function should return 5, as explained above.

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

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer that can have one of the following values: 0, 1.

Array A contains only 0s and/or 1s:

- 0 represents a car traveling east,
- 1 represents a car traveling west.

For example, consider array A such that:

We have five pairs of passing cars: (0, 1), (0, 3), (0, 4), (2, 3), (2, 4).

Write a function:

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

that, given a non-empty array A of N integers, returns the number of pairs of passing cars.

The function should return −1 if the number of pairs of passing cars exceeds 1,000,000,000.

For example, given:

the function should return 5, as explained above.

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

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer that can have one of the following values: 0, 1.

Array A contains only 0s and/or 1s:

- 0 represents a car traveling east,
- 1 represents a car traveling west.

For example, consider array A such that:

We have five pairs of passing cars: (0, 1), (0, 3), (0, 4), (2, 3), (2, 4).

Write a function:

function solution(A);

that, given a non-empty array A of N integers, returns the number of pairs of passing cars.

The function should return −1 if the number of pairs of passing cars exceeds 1,000,000,000.

For example, given:

the function should return 5, as explained above.

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

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer that can have one of the following values: 0, 1.

Array A contains only 0s and/or 1s:

- 0 represents a car traveling east,
- 1 represents a car traveling west.

For example, consider array A such that:

We have five pairs of passing cars: (0, 1), (0, 3), (0, 4), (2, 3), (2, 4).

Write a function:

fun solution(A: IntArray): Int

that, given a non-empty array A of N integers, returns the number of pairs of passing cars.

The function should return −1 if the number of pairs of passing cars exceeds 1,000,000,000.

For example, given:

the function should return 5, as explained above.

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

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer that can have one of the following values: 0, 1.

Array A contains only 0s and/or 1s:

- 0 represents a car traveling east,
- 1 represents a car traveling west.

For example, consider array A such that:

We have five pairs of passing cars: (0, 1), (0, 3), (0, 4), (2, 3), (2, 4).

Write a function:

function solution(A)

that, given a non-empty array A of N integers, returns the number of pairs of passing cars.

The function should return −1 if the number of pairs of passing cars exceeds 1,000,000,000.

For example, given:

the function should return 5, as explained above.

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

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer that can have one of the following values: 0, 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.

Array A contains only 0s and/or 1s:

- 0 represents a car traveling east,
- 1 represents a car traveling west.

For example, consider array A such that:

We have five pairs of passing cars: (0, 1), (0, 3), (0, 4), (2, 3), (2, 4).

Write a function:

int solution(NSMutableArray *A);

that, given a non-empty array A of N integers, returns the number of pairs of passing cars.

The function should return −1 if the number of pairs of passing cars exceeds 1,000,000,000.

For example, given:

the function should return 5, as explained above.

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

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer that can have one of the following values: 0, 1.

Array A contains only 0s and/or 1s:

- 0 represents a car traveling east,
- 1 represents a car traveling west.

For example, consider array A such that:

We have five pairs of passing cars: (0, 1), (0, 3), (0, 4), (2, 3), (2, 4).

Write a function:

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

that, given a non-empty array A of N integers, returns the number of pairs of passing cars.

The function should return −1 if the number of pairs of passing cars exceeds 1,000,000,000.

For example, given:

the function should return 5, as explained above.

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

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer that can have one of the following values: 0, 1.

Array A contains only 0s and/or 1s:

- 0 represents a car traveling east,
- 1 represents a car traveling west.

For example, consider array A such that:

We have five pairs of passing cars: (0, 1), (0, 3), (0, 4), (2, 3), (2, 4).

Write a function:

function solution($A);

that, given a non-empty array A of N integers, returns the number of pairs of passing cars.

The function should return −1 if the number of pairs of passing cars exceeds 1,000,000,000.

For example, given:

the function should return 5, as explained above.

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

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer that can have one of the following values: 0, 1.

Array A contains only 0s and/or 1s:

- 0 represents a car traveling east,
- 1 represents a car traveling west.

For example, consider array A such that:

We have five pairs of passing cars: (0, 1), (0, 3), (0, 4), (2, 3), (2, 4).

Write a function:

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

that, given a non-empty array A of N integers, returns the number of pairs of passing cars.

The function should return −1 if the number of pairs of passing cars exceeds 1,000,000,000.

For example, given:

the function should return 5, as explained above.

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

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer that can have one of the following values: 0, 1.

Array A contains only 0s and/or 1s:

- 0 represents a car traveling east,
- 1 represents a car traveling west.

For example, consider array A such that:

We have five pairs of passing cars: (0, 1), (0, 3), (0, 4), (2, 3), (2, 4).

Write a function:

def solution(A)

that, given a non-empty array A of N integers, returns the number of pairs of passing cars.

The function should return −1 if the number of pairs of passing cars exceeds 1,000,000,000.

For example, given:

the function should return 5, as explained above.

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

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer that can have one of the following values: 0, 1.

Array A contains only 0s and/or 1s:

- 0 represents a car traveling east,
- 1 represents a car traveling west.

For example, consider array A such that:

We have five pairs of passing cars: (0, 1), (0, 3), (0, 4), (2, 3), (2, 4).

Write a function:

def solution(a)

that, given a non-empty array A of N integers, returns the number of pairs of passing cars.

The function should return −1 if the number of pairs of passing cars exceeds 1,000,000,000.

For example, given:

the function should return 5, as explained above.

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

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer that can have one of the following values: 0, 1.

Array A contains only 0s and/or 1s:

- 0 represents a car traveling east,
- 1 represents a car traveling west.

For example, consider array A such that:

We have five pairs of passing cars: (0, 1), (0, 3), (0, 4), (2, 3), (2, 4).

Write a function:

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

that, given a non-empty array A of N integers, returns the number of pairs of passing cars.

The function should return −1 if the number of pairs of passing cars exceeds 1,000,000,000.

For example, given:

the function should return 5, as explained above.

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

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer that can have one of the following values: 0, 1.

Array A contains only 0s and/or 1s:

- 0 represents a car traveling east,
- 1 represents a car traveling west.

For example, consider array A such that:

We have five pairs of passing cars: (0, 1), (0, 3), (0, 4), (2, 3), (2, 4).

Write a function:

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

that, given a non-empty array A of N integers, returns the number of pairs of passing cars.

The function should return −1 if the number of pairs of passing cars exceeds 1,000,000,000.

For example, given:

the function should return 5, as explained above.

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

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer that can have one of the following values: 0, 1.

Array A contains only 0s and/or 1s:

- 0 represents a car traveling east,
- 1 represents a car traveling west.

For example, consider array A such that:

We have five pairs of passing cars: (0, 1), (0, 3), (0, 4), (2, 3), (2, 4).

Write a function:

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

that, given a non-empty array A of N integers, returns the number of pairs of passing cars.

The function should return −1 if the number of pairs of passing cars exceeds 1,000,000,000.

For example, given:

the function should return 5, as explained above.

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

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer that can have one of the following values: 0, 1.

Array A contains only 0s and/or 1s:

- 0 represents a car traveling east,
- 1 represents a car traveling west.

For example, consider array A such that:

We have five pairs of passing cars: (0, 1), (0, 3), (0, 4), (2, 3), (2, 4).

Write a function:

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

that, given a non-empty array A of N integers, returns the number of pairs of passing cars.

The function should return −1 if the number of pairs of passing cars exceeds 1,000,000,000.

For example, given:

the function should return 5, as explained above.

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

- N is an integer within the range [1..100,000];
- each element of array A is an integer that can have one of the following values: 0, 1.