Recently in Hacker Earth’s Angel prime hiring challenge there is a question which is similar to flipcoins but Im unable get a working algorithm please help me . I dont need the code just give me a basic idea of how we can solve that.
Thanks in Advance
Problem Statement :
Flip the world is a game. In this game a matrix of size N*M is given, which consists of numbers. Each number can be 1 or 0 only. The rows are numbered from 1 to N, and the columns are numbered from 1 to M.
Following steps can be called as a single move.
Select two integers x,y (1<=x<=N and 1<=y<=M) i.e. one square on the matrix.
All the integers in the rectangle denoted by (1,1) and (x,y) i.e. rectangle having top-left and bottom-right points as (1,1) and (x,y) are toggled(1 is made 0 and 0 is made 1).
For example, in this matrix (N=4 and M=3)
if we choose x=3 and y=2, the new state of matrix would be
For a given state of matrix, aim of the game is to reduce the matrix to a state where all numbers are 1. What is minimum number of moves required.
First line contains T, the number of testcases. Each testcase consists of two space-seperated integers denoting N,M. Each of the next N lines contains string of size M denoting each row of the matrix. Each element is either 0 or 1.
For each testcase, print the minimum required moves.
1 <= T <= 30
1 <= N <= 20
1 <= M <= 20
Sample Input (Plaintext Link)
Sample Output (Plaintext Link)
In one move we can choose 3,3 to make the whole matrix consisting of only 1s.
Time limit 3 sec(s)
Memory limit 256 MB
Source limit 1024 KB