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Get the area codes from a list of phone numbers

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Find state names that start with the letter N

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Calculate the Levenshtein distance between two strings

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QWERTY coordinates

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Binary numbers

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Remove the polynomials that have positive real elements of their roots.

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De-dupe

Remove all the redundant elements in a vector, but keep the first occurrence of each value in its original location. So if a =...

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Remove the small words from a list of words.

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Counting in Finnish

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Connect Four Win Checker

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Sort the given list of numbers |a| according to how far away each element is from the target value |t|. The result should return...

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Duplicates

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Encode Roman Numerals

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Kaprekar Steps

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Most nonzero elements in row

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Fibonacci sequence

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Find the numeric mean of the prime numbers in a matrix.

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Find the longest sequence of 1's in a binary sequence.

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Return the largest number that is adjacent to a zero

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Bullseye Matrix

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Summing digits

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Maximum running product for a string of numbers

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Return the 3n+1 sequence for n

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Remove any row in which a NaN appears

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Replace NaNs with the number that appears to its left in the row.

Replace NaNs with the number that appears to its left in the row. If there are more than one consecutive NaNs, they should all ...

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Given two strings, find the maximum overlap

Given two strings s1 and s2, create a new string s3 which is as short as possible and contains both strings. If s1 = [1 2...

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