#### most common apple coding interview questions

#### the 15 most asked questions in an apple interview

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# Arrays

#### Determine if the sum of three integers is equal to the given value

Problem statement

Given an array of integers and a value, determine if there are any three integers in the array whose sum equals the given value.

#### Find the smallest subarray whose sum is greater than or equal to a given value

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Given an array of positive numbers and a positive number ‘S’, find the length of the smallest contiguous subarray whose sum is greater than or equal to ‘S’. Return 0, if no such subarray exists.

# linked lists

#### Add two integers

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Given the head pointers of two linked lists where each linked list represents an integer number (each node is a digit), add them and return the resulting linked list.

#### Merge two sorted linked lists

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Given two sorted linked lists, merge them so that the resulting linked list is also sorted.

# trees

#### Determine if two binary trees are identical

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Given the roots of two binary trees, determine if these trees are identical or not. Identical trees have the same layout and data at each node.

#### Find the minimum depth of a binary tree

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Find the minimum depth of a binary tree. The minimum depth is the number of nodes along the shortest path from the root node to the nearest leaf node.

# strings

#### Longest substring with no repeating characters

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Given a string, find the length of the longest substring which has no repeating characters.

#### Given a string, rearrange it so that no characters repeat

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Given a string, find if its letters can be rearranged in such a way that no two same characters come next to each other.

# dynamic programming

#### Find the maximum sum of a subarray

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Given an array of positive numbers and a positive number ‘k’, find the maximum sum of any contiguous subarray of size ‘k’.

# Math and stats

#### Happy number

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Any number will be called a happy number if, after repeatedly replacing it with a number equal to the sum of the square of all of its digits, leads us to number ‘1’. All other (not-happy) numbers will never reach ‘1’. Instead, they will be stuck in a cycle of numbers which does not include ‘1’.

# backtracking

#### Find all sum combinations

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Given a positive integer, target, print all possible combinations of positive integers that sum up to the target number.

# Graphs

#### Clone a directed graph

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# design

#### Implement a LRU cache

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Least Recently Used (LRU) is a common caching strategy. It defines the policy to evict elements from the cache to make room for new elements when the cache is full, meaning it discards the least recently used items first.

# sorting and searching

#### Search in rotated array

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Search for a given number in a sorted array that has been rotated by some arbitrary number. Return -1 if the number does not exist. Assume that the array does not contain duplicates.

#### Merge overlapping intervals

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Given a list of intervals, merge all the overlapping intervals to produce a list that has only mutually exclusive intervals.

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