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Posted on 2016-09-21
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Hi,

I am working on below challenge.
http://codingbat.com/prob/p105722
Psedo code:
1. check the array length 0  or 1 then retun same str
2.else return string with * in between for repeated pair of characters

I wrote my code as below and not passing all tests
public String endX(String str) {
  CharSequence cs="x";
  if(!str.contains(cs)){
    return str;
  }
  return null;
}

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I am failing some tests.
Expected      Run            
endX("xxre") → "rexx"      null      X      
endX("xxhixx") → "hixxxx"      null      X      
endX("xhixhix") → "hihixxx"      null      X      
endX("hiy") → "hiy"      "hiy"      OK      
endX("h") → "h"      "h"      OK      
endX("x") → "x"      null      X      
endX("xx") → "xx"      null      X      
endX("") → ""      ""      OK      
endX("bxx") → "bxx"      null      X      
endX("bxax") → "baxx"      null      X      
endX("axaxax") → "aaaxxx"      null      X      
endX("xxhxi") → "hixxx"      null      X      
other tests
X      

Any improvements or alternate approaches?      

please advise
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Question by:gudii9
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>> 1. check the array length 0  or 1 then retun same str
Where is that in your code???????

>> 2.else return string with * in between for repeated pair of characters
You're mixing up with another challenge. Why don't you try to do one by one?

This works:
public String endX(String str) {
  if (str.length()==0 || str.length()==1) {
    return str;
  }
  
  if (str.startsWith("x")) {
     return endX(str.substring(1)) + "x";
  }
  return str.substring(0,1) + endX(str.substring(1));
}

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Try to find out for yourself why.
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by:zzynx
ID: 41810214
Again,
if (str.length()==0 || str.length()==1) {

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can be replaced with
if (str.length()<2) {

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