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Given an array arr that represents a permutation of numbers from 1 to n. You have a binary string of size n that initially has all its bits set to zero.

At each step i (assuming both the binary string and arr are 1-indexed) from 1 to n, the bit at position arr[i] is set to 1. You are given an integer m and you need to find the latest step at which there exists a group of ones of length m. A group of ones is a contiguous substring of 1s such that it cannot be extended in either direction.

Return the latest step at which there exists a group of ones of length exactly m. If no such group exists, return -1.

 

Example 1:

Input: arr = [3,5,1,2,4], m = 1
Output: 4
Explanation:
Step 1: "00100", groups: ["1"]
Step 2: "00101", groups: ["1", "1"]
Step 3: "10101", groups: ["1", "1", "1"]
Step 4: "11101", groups: ["111", "1"]
Step 5: "11111", groups: ["11111"]
The latest step at which there exists a group of size 1 is step 4.

Example 2:

Input: arr = [3,1,5,4,2], m = 2
Output: -1
Explanation:
Step 1: "00100", groups: ["1"]
Step 2: "10100", groups: ["1", "1"]
Step 3: "10101", groups: ["1", "1", "1"]
Step 4: "10111", groups: ["1", "111"]
Step 5: "11111", groups: ["11111"]
No group of size 2 exists during any step.

Example 3:

Input: arr = [1], m = 1
Output: 1

Example 4:

Input: arr = [2,1], m = 2
Output: 2

 

Constraints:

  • n == arr.length
  • 1 <= n <= 10^5
  • 1 <= arr[i] <= n
  • All integers in arr are distinct.
  • 1 <= m <= arr.length

class Solution { public int findLatestStep(int[] arr, int m) { } }