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whatās wrong with my code plsā¦ help-

#include <bits/stdc++.h>

using namespace std;

int main() {

int t;

cin>>t;

while(tā)

{

int n,k;

cin>>n>>k;

string s;

cin>>s;

int q[k];

for(int i=0;i<k;i++)

{

cin>>q[i];

}

long long int count=0;

if(n==1)

{

cout<<ā0ā<<"\n";

```
}
else{
for(int i=0;i<n-1;i++)
{
if(s[i]==s[i+1])
{
count+=2;
}
else
{
count++;
}
}
for(int i=0;i<k;i++)
{
s[q[i]-1]=s[q[i]-1]^1;
if((q[i]-1)<k-1 && (q[i]-1)>0)
{
if(s[q[i]-1]!=s[q[i]-2] && s[q[i]-1]!=s[q[i]])
{
count-=2;
}
if(s[q[i]-1]==s[q[i]-2] && s[q[i]-1]==s[q[i]])
{
count+=2;
}
}
else
{
if((q[i]-1)==0)
{
if(s[q[i]-1]==s[q[i]])
{
count++;
}
if(s[q[i]-1]!=s[q[i]])
{
count--;
}
}
if((q[i]-1)==k-1)
{
if(s[q[i]-1]==s[q[i]-2])
{
count++;
}
if(s[q[i]-1]!=s[q[i]-2])
{
count--;
}
}
}
cout<<count<<"\n";
}
}}
return 0;
```

}

thnx for trying and helpingā¦!

Please either format your code or (better!) link to your submission - the forum software has mangled it and it wonāt compile!

#include <bits/stdc++.h>

using namespace std;

# define ll long long

int main()

{

ios_base::sync_with_stdio(false);

cin.tie(NULL);

ll int t;

cin>>t;

for(ll int i=0;i<t;i++)

{

ll int n,k;

cin>>n>>k;

string s;

cin>>s;

ll int a[k+1]={};

for(ll int x=1;x<=k;x++)

{

cin>>a[x];

}

ll int len=0;

for(ll int r=0;r<s.size()-1;r++)

{

// cout<<s[r]<<s[r+1]<<endl;

if(s[r]==s[r+1])

len+=2;

else

len+=1;

}

if(n==1)

{

cout<<ā0ā<<endl;

continue;

}

//cout<<len<<endl;

for(ll int j=1;j<=k;j++)

{

if(s[a[j]-1]==ā0ā)

{

s[a[j]-1]=ā1ā;

//cout<<āzā<<endl;

}

else

{

s[a[j]-1]=ā0ā;

}

if(s[a[j]-1]==s[a[j]] && a[j]>1 && a[j]<k)

{

len++;

}

if(s[a[j]-1]!=s[a[j]] && a[j]>1 && a[j]<k)

{

lenā;

}

if(s[a[j]-1]==s[a[j]-2] && a[j]>1 && a[j]<k)

{

len++;

}

if(s[a[j]-1]!=s[a[j]-2] && a[j]>1 && a[j]<k)

{

lenā;

}

if(a[j]==1)

{

if(s[a[j]-1]==s[a[j]])

{

len++;

}

else

{

lenā;

}

}

if(a[j]==k)

{

if(s[a[j]-2]==s[a[j]-1])

len++;

else

lenā;

}

cout<<len<<endl;

}

}

```
return 0;
```

}

can someone tell me why my code is showing wrong answer @darshancool25

Please either format your code or (better!) link to your submission - the forum software has mangled it and it wonāt compile!

```
1
6 4
111010
4 5 6 3
```

thnku vry much ā¦!

I was doing such a silly mistakeā¦!

By sample test case do you mean

```
1
3 3
010
2 1 3`
cause it is giving right output for me in Sublime text
```

Thereās Undefined Behaviour for you

Can you please tell me why? I really donāt know. I only use CC IDE or Sublime Text and itās giving correct output for both for sample test case

Out-of-Bounds accesses are Undefined Behaviour, meaning anything can happen - you might get the right answer; you might get the wrong answer; it might crash. Itās almost impossible to predict what will happen.

This is giving an output of

```
9
9
8
6
for me
```

Iām so sorry! It gave AC when I did

```
if (s[1] != s[0] && n > 1)
```

I wouldnāt have gone down by a division if I corrected this.

It was failing for the simplest TC,

```
1
1 1
1
1
```

Thank you Iāll look into it

Yeah it worked using pass by reference. Thank you!

Please either format your code or (better!) link to your submission - the forum software has mangled it and it wonāt compile!

Consider the test input:

```
1
4 8
0110
1 4 2 1 3 2 1 2
```

I think the case where n==1 is a pretty misleading one and should have been clearly mentioned in the question itself. My output was set to print ākā times as it should be but if n==1, print should be ā0ā **once** and NOT ākā times. I only understood this after watching the discussions. This was not mentioned in the video editorial even.