In this HackerEarth Likeable arrays problem solution Bob and Alice are two friends, they have an array A consisting of N integers, A1,A2,A3,...,AN. Alice likes the arrays in which if element  Xis present it must have exactly X or zero occurrences. So, Bob has decided to convert this array to an array which Alice likes. To do that, he can perform the following two operations:
  1. Add an element of any value to array A.
  2. Remove an element from array A.
Find the minimum number of operations Bob has to perform so that array is liked by Alice.

HackerEarth Likeable arrays problem solution

HackerEarth Likeable arrays problem solution.

using namespace std;
#define FIO ios_base::sync_with_stdio(false);cin.tie(0);cout.tie(0)
#define mod 1000000007
#define endl "\n"
#define test ll t; cin>>t; while(t--)
typedef long long int ll;
int main() {
ll n,x; cin>>n;
for(int i=0;i<n;i++){
ll ans=0;
for(auto it:mp){
if(it.second>=it.first) ans+=(it.second-it.first);
else ans+=min(it.first-it.second,it.second);
return 0;

Second solution

from collections import defaultdict

t = int(input())
while t > 0:
t -= 1
n = int(input())
a = list(map(int, input().split()))
d = defaultdict(lambda: 0)
for x in a:
d[x] += 1
ans = 0
for x, y in d.items():
ans += min(y, abs(x - y))