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Abhishek Chaudhary
Abhishek Chaudhary

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Ransom Note

Given two strings ransomNote and magazine, return true if ransomNote can be constructed by using the letters from magazine and false otherwise.

Each letter in magazine can only be used once in ransomNote.

Example 1:

Input: ransomNote = "a", magazine = "b"
Output: false

Example 2:

Input: ransomNote = "aa", magazine = "ab"
Output: false

Example 3:

Input: ransomNote = "aa", magazine = "aab"
Output: true


  • 1 <= ransomNote.length, magazine.length <= 105
  • ransomNote and magazine consist of lowercase English letters.


from collections import Counter

class Solution:
    def canConstruct(self, ransomNote: str, magazine: str) -> bool:
        ctrNote = Counter(ransomNote)
        ctrMag = Counter(magazine)
        for c in ctrNote:
            if ctrMag[c] < ctrNote[c]:
                return False
        return True
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