# how to compare the values in arrays

I have a question where i want to find f(a) = f(b) using any pigeon hole principle. I have made the program and working fine by giving me the right results.

Here is my code:

public class array1

{

public static void main(String args[])

{

final int TOTAL = 50;

int x,y;

int[] numbers = new int[TOTAL];

for( x = 0; x < numbers.length; x++)

{

y =( ((x * x * x) + ( 3 * x)) % 50);

// System.out.print("when x = " + x);

numbers[x] = y;

}

int z = 0;

for(int l = 0; l < numbers.length; l++)

{

z = numbers[l];

System.out.println("When x = " + l + " Then Y = " + z);

}

}

}

THe code above gives me the following result:

When x = 0 Then Y = 0

When x = 1 Then Y = 4

When x = 2 Then Y = 14

When x = 3 Then Y = 36

When x = 4 Then Y = 26

When x = 5 Then Y = 40

When x = 6 Then Y = 34

When x = 7 Then Y = 14

When x = 8 Then Y = 36

When x = 9 Then Y = 6

When x = 10 Then Y = 30

When x = 11 Then Y = 14

When x = 12 Then Y = 14

When x = 13 Then Y = 36

When x = 14 Then Y = 36

When x = 15 Then Y = 20

When x = 16 Then Y = 44

When x = 17 Then Y = 14

When x = 18 Then Y = 36

When x = 19 Then Y = 16

When x = 20 Then Y = 10

When x = 21 Then Y = 24

When x = 22 Then Y = 14

When x = 23 Then Y = 36

When x = 24 Then Y = 46

When x = 25 Then Y = 0

When x = 26 Then Y = 4

When x = 27 Then Y = 14

When x = 28 Then Y = 36

When x = 29 Then Y = 26

When x = 30 Then Y = 40

When x = 31 Then Y = 34

When x = 32 Then Y = 14

When x = 33 Then Y = 36

When x = 34 Then Y = 6

When x = 35 Then Y = 30

When x = 36 Then Y = 14

When x = 37 Then Y = 14

When x = 38 Then Y = 36

When x = 39 Then Y = 36

When x = 40 Then Y = 20

When x = 41 Then Y = 44

When x = 42 Then Y = 14

When x = 43 Then Y = 36

When x = 44 Then Y = 16

When x = 45 Then Y = 10

When x = 46 Then Y = 24

When x = 47 Then Y = 14

When x = 48 Then Y = 36

When x = 49 Then Y = 46

So the output is good. Now, I have to find when two Y have the same value..

so when x = 2 and Y = 14, and when x = 7, Y = 14. So in this way I have to find all the duplicate values of Y and print the their following x (index)

Guys I am almost done with my project. Could please tell me or write the code for me how to do it.

waiitng for your reply..

Mayur Soneta

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Originally posted by Mayur Soneta:

Guys give me some hint...or code or ideas...

Are you familiar with associative arrays?

If you are not looking for anything space-wise efficient, could you not create an array of 50 elements -- one for each possible value of Y? Each element of this array a sequence of X values that yield Y (the element's index in this array).

How would you go about solving this problem? Think out aloud and the gurus here will point you in the right direction.

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I want to count the all the duplicates Y corresponding to their X's (index value)

Where is the y value coming from? Is it a hard-coded value? The first value with a duplicate? All values that have a duplicate?

What do you want to do with the result once you calculate it? Print it to the console? Add it to an array?

Do you know about the Collections framework?

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[ January 30, 2007: Message edited by: Dan Walin ]

When x = 2 Then Y = 14

When x = 11 Then Y = 14

When x = 12 Then Y = 14

........

So I would like to print all the same Values of Y with Their Index values of X. Please guys let me know I have to submit this my tomorrow.. I am almost done, but need some hintt how to do this..

When x = 7 Then Y = 14

When x = 11 Then Y = 14

When x = 12 Then Y = 14

When x = 17 Then Y = 14

When x = 22 Then Y = 14

When x = 27 Then Y = 14

When x = 32 Then Y = 14

When x = 36 Then Y = 14

When x = 37 Then Y = 14

When x = 42 Then Y = 14

When x = 47 Then Y = 14

==========================

When x = 3 Then Y = 36

When x = 8 Then Y = 36

When x = 13 Then Y = 36

When x = 14 Then Y = 36

When x = 18 Then Y = 36

When x = 23 Then Y = 36

When x = 28 Then Y = 36

When x = 33 Then Y = 36

When x = 38 Then Y = 36

When x = 39 Then Y = 36

When x = 43 Then Y = 36

When x = 48 Then Y = 36

I want to get the results in this way, I'm getting now.. but only when I am hard coding.. below is my code:

/**

* @(#)array1.java

*

*

* @author

* @version 1.00 2007/1/26

*/

public class array1

{

public static void main(String args[])

{

final int TOTAL = 50;

int x,y;

int[] numbers = new int[TOTAL];

for( x = 0; x < numbers.length; x++)

{

y =( ((x * x * x) + ( 3 * x)) % 50);

// System.out.print("when x = " + x);

numbers[x] = y;

}

int z = 0;

for(int l = 0; l < numbers.length; l++)

{

z = numbers[l];

if ( numbers[l] == 14)

System.out.println("When x = " + l + " Then Y = " + numbers[l]);

}

System.out.println("==========================");

for(int l = 0; l < numbers.length; l++)

{

z = numbers[l];

if ( numbers[l] == 36)

System.out.println("When x = " + l + " Then Y = " + numbers[l]);

}

} // End of main

}// End of Class

I dont want to hard code.. in the for loop as you can seee.

Guys give me some hint.. how do I print the results.. with comparing the numbers in array..

[ January 30, 2007: Message edited by: Dan Walin ]

Note: I'm new to java, so the syntax may be wrong, but I've had to do similar things in C++ and something like that worked...a bit crude, but it worked...

[ January 30, 2007: Message edited by: Don Sartain ]

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Sorry if I'm not explaining myself well, but I hope it helps.

Nate

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[ January 30, 2007: Message edited by: Nathan Leniz ]

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Originally posted by Mayur Soneta:

PLEASE GIVE THE SOLUTION....

We don't do that here. We will help you learn, we will answer questions, we will give you advice. But we don't give solutions to problems. A lot of times people are asking for homework solutions, which is generally a violation of a school's code of ethics. We don't wish to be involved in that.

Note that Dan didn't say the code would work, he said it was a hint to help you figure it out. Look at his code, see what he is doing, then work it into YOUR code. His example is not a complete program.

There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors