Day 3 of July LeetCode Challenge

Aanchal Patial
1 min readJul 3, 2020

There are 8 prison cells in a row, and each cell is either occupied or vacant.

Each day, whether the cell is occupied or vacant changes according to the following rules:

  • If a cell has two adjacent neighbors that are both occupied or both vacant, then the cell becomes occupied.
  • Otherwise, it becomes vacant.

(Note that because the prison is a row, the first and the last cells in the row can’t have two adjacent neighbors.)

We describe the current state of the prison in the following way: cells[i] == 1 if the i-th cell is occupied, else cells[i] == 0.

Given the initial state of the prison, return the state of the prison after N days (and N such changes described above.)

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Aanchal Patial

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