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By yes99, history, 4 weeks ago, In English,

Recently I have learned topological sort using defth first search(dfs). I am trying to solve the problem for a while but cant understand, What should be my first approach? Can anyone explain me step by step. Any hint would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. :) Problem Link:


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You should build a graph. Nodes are strings and vertexes are given pairs of strings. You can transform strings into numbers using array s[i] — ith string in input, for example. Then you can build vertexes as in usual graph using this array in O(N*M)(may be faster using std::map) Now you have a graph and can topological sort it.