# Reduce the given Array of [1, N] by rotating left or right based on given conditions

Given a sorted array **arr[]** of the first **N** Natural Numbers and an integer **X**, the task is to print the last remaining element after performing the below operations **(N – 1) **times:

- If the value of
**X**is**1**, then right rotate the array by**1**unit and delete the last element. - If the value of
**X**is**2**, then left rotate the array by**1**unit and delete the first element.

**Examples:**

Input:N = 5, arr[] = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}, X = 1Output:3Explanation:

The operations are performed as follows:

- Rotating the array right by 1 unit modifies the array to {5, 1, 2, 3, 4}. Deleting the array element modifies the array to {5, 1, 2, 3}.
- Rotating the array right by 1 unit modifies the array to {3, 5, 1, 2}. Deleting the array element modifies the array to {3, 5, 1}.
- Rotating the array right by 1 unit modifies the array to {1, 3, 5}. Deleting the array element modifies the array to {1, 3}.
- Rotating the array right by 1 unit modifies the array to {3, 1}. Deleting the array element modifies the array to {3}.
Therefore, the last remaining element is 3.

Input:N = 5, arr[] = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}, X = 2Output:3

**Naive Approach:** The simplest approach to solve the given problem is to push all the numbers of the range** [1, N]** in a deque and perform the given operations **(N – 1)** times according to the given value of **X** and then print the last remaining element.

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

**Efficient Approach: **The given problem can be optimized based on the following observations:

- If the value of
**X**is**1**, then the last left element will be the difference between the smallest power of**2**greater**N****N**. - If the value of
**X**is**2**, then the last left element will be**2*(N – D) + 1,**where**D**represents the largest power of**2**less than or equal to**N**.

Follow the steps below to solve the problem:

- Store the power of 2 greater than
**N**in a variable, say**nextPower.** - If the value of
**X**is**1**, then print the value**(nextPower – N)**as the result. - Otherwise, print the value
**2*(N – nextPower / 2) + 1**as the result.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

## C++

`// C++ program for the above approach` `#include <bits/stdc++.h>` `using` `namespace` `std;` `// Function to find the last element` `// left after performing N - 1 queries` `// of type X` `int` `rotate(` `int` `arr[], ` `int` `N, ` `int` `X)` `{` ` ` `// Stores the next power of 2` ` ` `long` `long` `int` `nextPower = 1;` ` ` `// Iterate until nextPower is at most N` ` ` `while` `(nextPower <= N)` ` ` `nextPower *= 2;` ` ` `// If X is equal to 1` ` ` `if` `(X == 1)` ` ` `return` `nextPower - N;` ` ` `// Stores the power of 2 less than or` ` ` `// equal to N` ` ` `long` `long` `int` `prevPower = nextPower / 2;` ` ` `// Return the final value` ` ` `return` `2 * (N - prevPower) + 1;` `}` `// Driver Code` `int` `main()` `{` ` ` `int` `arr[] = { 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 };` ` ` `int` `X = 1;` ` ` `int` `N = ` `sizeof` `(arr) / ` `sizeof` `(arr[0]);` ` ` `cout << rotate(arr, N, X);` ` ` `return` `0;` `}` |

## Java

`// Java program for the above approach` `import` `java.io.*;` `class` `GFG ` `{` ` ` ` ` `// Function to find the last element` `// left after performing N - 1 queries` `// of type X` `static` `int` `rotate(` `int` `arr[], ` `int` `N, ` `int` `X)` `{` ` ` ` ` `// Stores the next power of 2` ` ` `long` `nextPower = ` `1` `;` ` ` `// Iterate until nextPower is at most N` ` ` `while` `(nextPower <= N)` ` ` `nextPower *= ` `2` `;` ` ` `// If X is equal to 1` ` ` `if` `(X == ` `1` `)` ` ` `return` `(` `int` `) nextPower - N;` ` ` `// Stores the power of 2 less than or` ` ` `// equal to N` ` ` `long` `prevPower = nextPower / ` `2` `;` ` ` `// Return the final value` ` ` `return` `2` `* (N - (` `int` `)prevPower) + ` `1` `;` `}` `// Driver Code` ` ` `public` `static` `void` `main (String[] args) {` ` ` `int` `arr[] = { ` `1` `, ` `2` `, ` `3` `, ` `4` `, ` `5` `};` ` ` `int` `X = ` `1` `;` ` ` `int` `N =arr.length;` ` ` `System.out.println(rotate(arr, N, X));` ` ` `}` `}` ` ` `// This code is contributed by Potta Lokesh` |

## Python3

`# Python3 program for the above approach` `# Function to find the last element` `# left after performing N - 1 queries` `# of type X` `def` `rotate(arr, N, X):` ` ` `# Stores the next power of 2` ` ` `nextPower ` `=` `1` ` ` `# Iterate until nextPower is at most N` ` ` `while` `(nextPower <` `=` `N):` ` ` `nextPower ` `*` `=` `2` ` ` `# If X is equal to 1` ` ` `if` `(X ` `=` `=` `1` `):` ` ` `ans ` `=` `nextPower ` `-` `N` ` ` `return` `ans` ` ` `# Stores the power of 2 less than or` ` ` `# equal to N` ` ` `prevPower ` `=` `nextPower ` `/` `/` `2` ` ` `# Return the final value` ` ` `return` `2` `*` `(N ` `-` `prevPower) ` `+` `1` `# Driver Code` `arr ` `=` `[` `1` `, ` `2` `, ` `3` `, ` `4` `, ` `5` `]` `X ` `=` `1` `N ` `=` `len` `(arr)` `print` `(rotate(arr, N, X))` `# This code is contributed by amreshkumar3.` |

## C#

`// C# program for the above approach` `using` `System;` `using` `System.Collections.Generic;` `class` `GFG{` `// Function to find the last element` `// left after performing N - 1 queries` `// of type X` `static` `int` `rotate(` `int` `[]arr, ` `int` `N, ` `int` `X)` `{` ` ` ` ` `// Stores the next power of 2` ` ` `int` `nextPower = 1;` ` ` `// Iterate until nextPower is at most N` ` ` `while` `(nextPower <= N)` ` ` `nextPower *= 2;` ` ` `// If X is equal to 1` ` ` `if` `(X == 1)` ` ` `return` `nextPower - N;` ` ` `// Stores the power of 2 less than or` ` ` `// equal to N` ` ` `int` `prevPower = nextPower / 2;` ` ` `// Return the final value` ` ` `return` `2 * (N - prevPower) + 1;` `}` `// Driver Code` `public` `static` `void` `Main()` `{` ` ` `int` `[]arr = { 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 };` ` ` `int` `X = 1;` ` ` `int` `N = arr.Length;` ` ` `Console.Write(rotate(arr, N, X));` `}` `}` `// This code is contributed by SURENDRA_GANGWAR` |

## Javascript

`<script>` ` ` `// JavaScript program for the above approach` ` ` `// Function to find the last element` ` ` `// left after performing N - 1 queries` ` ` `// of type X` ` ` `function` `rotate(arr, N, X) {` ` ` `// Stores the next power of 2` ` ` `let nextPower = 1;` ` ` `// Iterate until nextPower is at most N` ` ` `while` `(nextPower <= N)` ` ` `nextPower *= 2;` ` ` `// If X is equal to 1` ` ` `if` `(X == 1)` ` ` `return` `nextPower - N;` ` ` `// Stores the power of 2 less than or` ` ` `// equal to N` ` ` `let prevPower = nextPower / 2;` ` ` `// Return the final value` ` ` `return` `2 * (N - prevPower) + 1;` ` ` `}` ` ` `// Driver Code` ` ` `let arr = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5];` ` ` `let X = 1;` ` ` `let N = arr.length;` ` ` `document.write(rotate(arr, N, X));` ` ` `// This code is contributed by Potta Lokesh` ` ` `</script>` |

**Output**

3

**Time Complexity:** O(log N)**Auxiliary Space:** O(1)