[Solved] Given an array arr, replace every element in that array with the greatest element among the elements to its right, and replace the last element with -1. After doing so, return the array.

Question

Given an array arr, replace every element in that array with the greatest element among the elements to its right, and replace the last element with -1.

After doing so, return the array.

Example 1:

Input: arr = [17,18,5,4,6,1]
Output: [18,6,6,6,1,-1]
Explanation: 
- index 0 --> the greatest element to the right of index 0 is index 1 (18).
- index 1 --> the greatest element to the right of index 1 is index 4 (6).
- index 2 --> the greatest element to the right of index 2 is index 4 (6).
- index 3 --> the greatest element to the right of index 3 is index 4 (6).
- index 4 --> the greatest element to the right of index 4 is index 5 (1).
- index 5 --> there are no elements to the right of index 5, so we put -1.

Example 2:

Input: arr = [400]
Output: [-1]
Explanation: There are no elements to the right of index 0.

Constraints:

  • 1 <= arr.length <= 104
  • 1 <= arr[i] <= 105

Python Solution

class Solution:
    def replaceElements(self, A, mx = -1):
        for i in range(len(A) - 1, -1, -1):
            A[i], mx = mx, max(mx, A[i])
        return A
Abhishek Sharma
Abhishek Sharma

Started my Data Science journey in my 2nd year of college and since then continuously into it because of the magical powers of ML and continuously doing projects in almost every domain of AI like ML, DL, CV, NLP.

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