Sales by Match

Problem Statement :

There is a large pile of socks that must be paired by color. Given an array of integers representing the color of each sock, determine how many pairs of socks with matching colors there are.

n = 7
ar = [1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 3, 2]

There is one pair of color 1 and one of color 2. There are three odd socks left, one of each color. The number of pairs is 2.

Function Description

Complete the sockMerchant function in the editor below.

sockMerchant has the following parameter(s):

int n: the number of socks in the pile
int ar[n]: the colors of each sock


int: the number of pairs

Input Format

The first line contains an integer n, the number of socks represented in ar.
The second line contains n space-separated integers, ar[i], the colors of the socks in the pile.

1 <= n <=100
1 <= ar[i] <= 100 where 0 <= i < n

Solution :


                            Solution in C :

python 3  :

from collections import Counter

n = int(input())
c = Counter(map(int, input().split()))
ans = 0

for x in c:
    ans += c[x] // 2

Java  :

import java.util.*;

public class Solution {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        Scanner in = new Scanner(;
        int n=in.nextInt();
        int[] hash = new int[300];
        for(int i=0; i<n; i++){
        long ans=0;
        for(int p: hash){

C++  :

#include <bits/stdc++.h>

#define FI(i,a,b) for(int i=(a);i<=(b);i++)
#define FD(i,a,b) for(int i=(a);i>=(b);i--)

#define LL long long
#define Ldouble long double
#define PI 3.1415926535897932384626

#define PII pair<int,int>
#define PLL pair<LL,LL>
#define mp make_pair
#define fi first
#define se second

using namespace std;

int n, c[105], x;

int main(){
	scanf("%d", &n);
	FI(i, 1, n){
		scanf("%d", &x);
	int ans = 0;
	FI(i, 1, 100) ans += c[i] / 2;
	printf("%d\n", ans);
	return 0;

C  :

#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <math.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int main() {

   int n,i,t;
    int c[101];
    long int ans=0;
    return 0;

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