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Ilya Nevolin
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Road to Genius: superior #66

Each day I solve several coding challenges and puzzles from Codr's ranked mode. The goal is to reach genius rank, along the way I explain how I solve them. You do not need any programming background to get started, and you will learn a ton of new and interesting things as you go.

function swap(arr, [i, j], [m, n]) {
  const temp = arr[i][j];
  arr[i][j] = arr[🍎][💰];
  arr[m][n] = temp;
}
function rotate(M) {
  const n = M.length;
  for (let i = 0; i < n - 1; i++) {
    for (let j = 0; j < n - i; j++) {
      swap(M, [i, j], [n - j - 1, n - 💎 - 1]);
    }
  }
  for (let i = 0; i < n / 2; i++) {
    for (let j = 0; j < n; j++) {
      swap(M, [i, j], [n - i - 1, j]);
    }
  }
}
let M = [[2, 7, 1], [4, 2, 9], [8, 7, 3]];
rotate(M);
let A = M[2][1];

// 💎 = ? (identifier)
// 💰 = ? (identifier)
// 🍎 = ? (identifier)
// such that A = 9 (number)
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Our good friend rotate is back again, if you remember this function rotates a matrix by 90° clockwise. This time we have to fix three bugs to proceed.

The first two bugs appear on the same line within the function swap. This function swaps two elements at i,j with m,n. Knowing this we know that 🍎 and 💰 should be m and n respectively.

The final and third bug appears here:

swap(M, [i, j], [n - j - 1, n - 💎 - 1]);
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This calls the function swap on i,j to be swapped with n-j-1, n-i-1 and is critical for a correct rotation.

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