# Questions tagged [time-limit-exceeded]

When the code scales so poorly in the face of large inputs that it cannot complete in a reasonable amount of time, use this instead of the [performance] tag.

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### Finding maximum homework grade ECOO 2018

I'm trying to solve ECOO 2018 round 2(regionals) question 2 to prepare for the upcoming contest. Basically, in the question George has to achieve the maximum possible grade by completing the right ...
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### The number having odd divisors between 2 numbers

I am trying to solve a problem from Hackerearth. I'm able to solve sample testcases but somehow when I am submitting the solution it gives time limit exceeded error or wrong output message. Problem ...
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### A binary search solution to 3Sum

I tried a binary solution to 3Sum problem in LeetCode: Given an array nums of $n$ integers, are there elements $a$, $b$, $c$ in ...
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### Hackerrank All Women's Codesprint 2019: Visually Balanced Sections

Link: https://www.hackerrank.com/contests/hackerrank-all-womens-codesprint-2019/challenges/visually-balanced-sections/problem Problem Description A rack has $n$ horizontal compartments. The ...
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### lowest common ancestor with square root decompostion

This is my implementation of lowest common ancestor problem,I tried to solve it using square root decomposition pre processing time : O(n) query time:O(sqrt(h)) h -> height of tree This ...
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### GreetingCard problem with Coordinates

This is a practice problem on Kattis I have exceeded the time limit for the 5th out of 11 test case. Can anyone inspire me what could be done to optimize the code? Problem Description Quido plans ...
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### Sending device data of 10k items with Parallel.ForEach

I have a deviceList of more than 10k items and want to send data by calling another method. I tried to use Parallel.Foreach but I'm not sure is this the correct ...
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### Code to find the sums of building heights

Remains You've recently stumbled upon the remains of a ruined ancient city. Luckily, you've studied enough ancient architecture to know how the buildings were laid out. The city had $n$ ...
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### Ranking Score System

I have an assignment to solve this problem. There are a total of 12 test case files, 1 of which that I have failed due to exceeding limit on the script. Question Description Bob has somehow ...
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### Calculating the potential of a matrix of size (424600, 55)

I have the following working code to calculate the potential of a matrix after normalizing the matrix. But it is too much time consuming. Is there a way to make this code run faster? ...
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### Work out largest prime factor of a number

I am trying to get better at problem solving, so I am going through challenges on Project Euler. Problem: The prime factors of 13195 are 5, 7, 13 and 29. What is the largest prime factor of ...
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### Codewars: N smallest elements in original order

I am consistently timing out on the mentioned kata: Task You will be given an array of random integers and a number n. You have to extract n smallest integers out of it preserving the original ...
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### Leetcode 3Sum problem using hashmap in Python

For practice, I solved Leetcode 15. 3Sum question: Given an array nums of n integers, are there elements a, b, c in nums such that a + b + c = 0? Find all unique triplets in the array which gives ...
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### Select nth smallest distinct integer from inputs

Kata in question Given a list of integers, return the nth smallest integer in the list. Only distinct elements should be considered when calculating the answer. n will always be positive (n > 0) ...
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### “Food Ordering” program exceeds time limit in test 9

So, I've recently started working on CodeForces to practice from older contests (and maybe even start participating in current ones), but there is one problem that I can't seem to make an efficient ...
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### Word break problem with recursion and memorization [closed]

For practice, I solved Leetcode 139. worbreak question: Given a non-empty string s and a dictionary wordDict containing a list of non-empty words, determine if s can be segmented into a space-...
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### Mr. Muffin's ball-passing game

I have an assignment to solve this problem. There are a total of 18 test case files, 5 of which I have failed due to exceeding some time limit on the script and I am unable to verify if there are any ...
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### Find next number whose sum of digits is N

This program takes two numbers M(<10k) and N (<100) and finds the smallest number greater than M whose sum of digits = N. Additionally, as per the question's requirements, it prints the number ...
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### Compute binary XOR of all integers in a range, mod 2

here I am taking 3 inputs. 1st input will take test cases and the other two input will take starting and ending range. the program is running fine as expected but the limit of this question for ...
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### Time limit exceeded on HackerRank “Username Disparity”

Here is the hackerrank question: For two strings A and B, we define the similarity of the strings to be the length of the longest prefix common to both strings. For example, the similarity of ...
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### Solving the wooden snake chain puzzle

My code tries to solve the wooden snake chain puzzle: I do so by generating all possible link configurations which are then tested. I was hoping that laziness would take care of the very many ...
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### Given an input string and a pattern, implement wildcard pattern matching

I have been trying to solve "Wildcard Matching" on leetcode. I know there are more "manual" ways to solve this without using the RE library. But I would like to know if passing the time limit is ...
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### The next prime number in Python

I have written a solution to a DM::OJ exercise to find the next Prime Number after a given number (input). I'm seeking to optimize it so that it will run for any number up to ...
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### Langton's Ant simulation

I created a simple program to simulate the Ant's path. The Ant moves north, west, east and south. Each time the Anth moves to an "uncharted" location, I build a Square and give it a color. Each time ...
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### Kattis prime reduction challenge

I am solving the Prime Reduction challenge on Kattis. Consider the following process, which we’ll call prime reduction. Given an input x: if x is prime, print x and stop factor x into its ...
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### Euler Project #3 Largest prime factor timeout

I have been recently trying my hands on Euler's Project through HackerRank and got stuck with project #3 where you have to find the Largest Prime Factor. Question: The prime factors of 13195 are 5, 7,...
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### Write in file the n-th term in iccanobiF series

Siruri2 | www.pbinfo.ro Fibonacci, a famous Italian mathematician in the Mediaeval Era, had discovered a series of natural numbers with multiple applications, a string that bears his name: <...
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### Find the number of elements larger than a given element in BST

I'm trying to solve the Hackerrank's Insertion Sort Advanced Analysis problem using BST (similar to this question on SO). As I put items in the tree, I need to find out the number of items greater ...
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### Find primes that are also primes when its digits are rotated

The program below is meant to find all of the fare prime numbers under a user specified value. A fare prime being a number that when its digits are rotated, each combination makes a prime number. An ...
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### Balanced centrifuge configurations

Given an input N as the size of a centrifuge, I need to find out the number of balanced configurations. The full description is here. Centrifuge is a piece of ...
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### Project Euler #7: Nth prime number

I was solving Project Euler #7 on Hackerrank but for two cases, execution time is more than 2 sec. Can you help with optimizing? I'm new to programming. ...
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I wanted to get some constructive feedback on my solution to the Fraudulent Activity Notification problem from HackerRank: HackerLand National Bank has a simple policy for warning clients about ...
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### Python generator for “barely obtuse” triangles (Project Euler 224)

I am trying to solve Project Euler Problem 224: Let us call an integer sided triangle with sides a ≤ b ≤ c barely obtuse if the sides satisfy a2 + b2 = c2 - 1. How many barely obtuse triangles ...
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### Stable-sorting all even numbers before odd numbers in a linked list

Given a Linked List of integers, write a function to modify the linked list such that all even numbers appear before all the odd numbers in the modified linked list. Also, keep the order of even ...
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### Advent of Code 2018 Day 1 in OCaml: Find length of cycles when accumulating deltas

I just started Advent of Code 2018. This is exercise 2 of day 1, and I can't understand why my code is so slow (4 minutes 37 seconds, compared to 200ms for a friend who did it in Clojure with the same ...
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### Find “prime polynomials” for a user's given prime, bounds, and degree

Very amateur programmer and first-time poster here. The program I wrote asks the user for a prime number, a lower and upper bound, and a degree (all of these are integers). I want to generate a list ...
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### Hackerrank “Almost Equal” solution

I've spent the best part of a day on this question. It is marked as Expert level. There are about fifteen submission test cases and my solution manages to satisfy the first four. However, from there ...
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### Script to report disk usage

I am trying to see how I can speed up the below script that reports disk usage. The timed find command towards the end is the problematic line that I am trying to ...