## DEV Community # 926. Flip String to Monotone Increasing

Problem Statement:

A binary string is monotone increasing if it consists of some number of 0's (possibly none), followed by some number of 1's (also possibly none).

You are given a binary string s. You can flip s[i] changing it from 0 to 1 or from 1 to 0.

Return the minimum number of flips to make s monotone increasing.

Example 1:
Input: s = "00110"
Output: 1
Explanation: We flip the last digit to get 00111.

Example 2:
Input: s = "010110"
Output: 2
Explanation: We flip to get 011111, or alternatively 000111.

Example 3:

Input: s = "00011000"
Output: 2
Explanation: We flip to get 00000000.

Constraints:

• 1 <= s.length <= 105
• s[i] is either '0' or '1'.

Solution:

Code:

``````class Solution {
public int minFlipsMonoIncr(String s) {
int n = s.length();
int flipCount = 0;
int oneCount = 0;
for (int i = 0; i < n; i++) {
if (s.charAt(i) == '0') {
if (oneCount == 0)
continue;
flipCount++;
} else
oneCount++;
if (oneCount < flipCount)
flipCount = oneCount;
}
return flipCount;

}
}
``````

Time Complexity:
O(N)
Space Complexity:
O(1) 