Formatted question description: https://leetcode.ca/all/1409.html

# 1409. Queries on a Permutation With Key (Medium)

Given the array queries of positive integers between 1 and m, you have to process all queries[i] (from i=0 to i=queries.length-1) according to the following rules:

• In the beginning, you have the permutation P=[1,2,3,...,m].
• For the current i, find the position of queries[i] in the permutation P (indexing from 0) and then move this at the beginning of the permutation P. Notice that the position of queries[i] in P is the result for queries[i].

Return an array containing the result for the given queries.

Example 1:

Input: queries = [3,1,2,1], m = 5
Output: [2,1,2,1]
Explanation: The queries are processed as follow:
For i=0: queries[i]=3, P=[1,2,3,4,5], position of 3 in P is 2, then we move 3 to the beginning of P resulting in P=[3,1,2,4,5].
For i=1: queries[i]=1, P=[3,1,2,4,5], position of 1 in P is 1, then we move 1 to the beginning of P resulting in P=[1,3,2,4,5].
For i=2: queries[i]=2, P=[1,3,2,4,5], position of 2 in P is 2, then we move 2 to the beginning of P resulting in P=[2,1,3,4,5].
For i=3: queries[i]=1, P=[2,1,3,4,5], position of 1 in P is 1, then we move 1 to the beginning of P resulting in P=[1,2,3,4,5].
Therefore, the array containing the result is [2,1,2,1].


Example 2:

Input: queries = [4,1,2,2], m = 4
Output: [3,1,2,0]


Example 3:

Input: queries = [7,5,5,8,3], m = 8
Output: [6,5,0,7,5]


Constraints:

• 1 <= m <= 10^3
• 1 <= queries.length <= m
• 1 <= queries[i] <= m

Related Topics:
Array

## Solution 1. Brute force

Simulate the process.

// OJ: https://leetcode.com/problems/queries-on-a-permutation-with-key/

// Time: O(MN)
// Space: O(M)
class Solution {
public:
vector<int> processQueries(vector<int>& Q, int m) {
int N = Q.size();
vector<int> v(m), ans;
for (int i = 0; i < m; ++i) v[i] = i+1;
for (int q : Q) {
int i = 0;
for (; i < m && v[i] != q; ++i);
ans.push_back(i);
for (int j = i; j > 0; --j) v[j] = v[j - 1];
v = q;
}
return ans;
}
};


Java

class Solution {
public int[] processQueries(int[] queries, int m) {
for (int i = 1; i <= m; i++)
int length = queries.length;
int[] queryResults = new int[length];
for (int i = 0; i < length; i++) {
int query = queries[i];
int index = list.indexOf(query);
queryResults[i] = index;
list.remove(new Integer(query));