# LeetCode Detect Pattern of Length M Repeated K or More Times

5499. Detect Pattern of Length M Repeated K or More Times

Given an array of positive integers arr,  find a pattern of length m that is repeated k or more times.

pattern is a subarray (consecutive sub-sequence) that consists of one or more values, repeated multiple times consecutively without overlapping. A pattern is defined by its length and the number of repetitions.

Return true if there exists a pattern of length m that is repeated k or more times, otherwise return false.

Example 1:

Input: arr = [1,2,4,4,4,4], m = 1, k = 3
Output: true
Explanation: The pattern (4) of length 1 is repeated 4 consecutive times. Notice that pattern can be repeated k or more times but not less.


Example 2:

Input: arr = [1,2,1,2,1,1,1,3], m = 2, k = 2
Output: true
Explanation: The pattern (1,2) of length 2 is repeated 2 consecutive times. Another valid pattern (2,1) is also repeated 2 times.


Example 3:

Input: arr = [1,2,1,2,1,3], m = 2, k = 3
Output: false
Explanation: The pattern (1,2) is of length 2 but is repeated only 2 times. There is no pattern of length 2 that is repeated 3 or more times.


Example 4:

Input: arr = [1,2,3,1,2], m = 2, k = 2
Output: false
Explanation: Notice that the pattern (1,2) exists twice but not consecutively, so it doesn't count.


Example 5:

Input: arr = [2,2,2,2], m = 2, k = 3
Output: false
Explanation: The only pattern of length 2 is (2,2) however it's repeated only twice. Notice that we do not count overlapping repetitions.


Constraints:

• 2 <= arr.length <= 100
• 1 <= arr[i] <= 100
• 1 <= m <= 100
• 2 <= k <= 100

class Solution {
public:
bool containsPattern(vector<int>& arr, int m, int k) {
int n = arr.size();
if(m * k > n) return false;
for(int i = 0; i < n; ++i) {
int rep = 0;
for(int j = i; j < n; j += m) {
bool good = true;
for(int u = 0; u < m; ++u) {
if(u + j >= n || arr[u + j] != arr[i + u]) {
good = false;
break;
}
}
if(!good) break;
else ++rep;
}
if(rep >= k) return true;
}
return false;
}
};