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### by Sumit Chourasia | Jun 04, 2020 | Category :coding | Tags : c-sharpडेटा-संरचनाआसानalgorithmstringleetcode #### Count and Say - String - Easy - LeetCode - मिनी टीवी

The count-and-say sequence is the sequence of integers with the first five terms as following:

1.     1

2.     11

3.     21

4.     1211

5.     111221

1 is read off as "one 1" or 11.

11 is read off as "two 1s" or 21.

21 is read off as "one 2, then one 1" or 1211.

Given an integer n where 1 ≤ n ≤ 30, generate the nth term of the count-and-say sequence. You can do so recursively, in other words from the previous member read off the digits, counting the number of digits in groups of the same digit.

Note: Each term of the sequence of integers will be represented as a string.

Example 1:

Input: 1

Output: "1"

Explanation: This is the base case.

Example 2:

Input: 4

Output: "1211"

Explanation: For n = 3 the term was "21" in which we have two groups "2" and "1", "2" can be read as "12" which means frequency = 1 and value = 2, the same way "1" is read as "11", so the answer is the concatenation of "12" and "11" which is "1211".

Solution:

``````using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;

{
public class CountAndSaySoln
{
public string CountAndSay(int n)
{
var strPrev = "1";

for (int i = 1; i < n; i++)
{
var current = new StringBuilder();
if (strPrev.Length == 1)
{
current.Append("1");
current.Append(strPrev);
strPrev = current.ToString();
continue;
}

int count = 1;
for (int j = 1; j <= strPrev.Length; j++)
{
if (j < strPrev.Length && strPrev[j - 1] == strPrev[j])
{
count++;
}
else
{
current.Append(count.ToString());
current.Append(strPrev[j - 1]);
count = 1;
}
}
strPrev = current.ToString();
}

return strPrev;
}
}
}
``````

Time Complexity: O(n*m) where n is the number while m is the length of the generated string.

Space Complexity: O(n) For StringBuilder

Unit Tests:

``````using LeetCode.AskGif.Easy.String;
using Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UnitTesting;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;

namespace CodingUnitTest.Easy.String
{
[TestClass]
public class CountAndSaySolnTests
{
[TestMethod]
public void CountAndSaySoln_First()
{
var n = 1;
var output = "1";
var res = new CountAndSaySoln().CountAndSay(n);

Assert.AreEqual(res, output);
}

[TestMethod]
public void CountAndSaySoln_Second()
{
var n = 4;
var output = "1211";
var res = new CountAndSaySoln().CountAndSay(n);

Assert.AreEqual(res, output);
}

[TestMethod]
public void CountAndSaySoln_Third()
{
var n = 5;
var output = "111221";
var res = new CountAndSaySoln().CountAndSay(n);

Assert.AreEqual(res, output);
}

[TestMethod]
public void CountAndSaySoln_fourth()
{
var n = 6;
var output = "312211";
var res = new CountAndSaySoln().CountAndSay(n);

Assert.AreEqual(res, output);
}
}
}
``````