Can Place Flowers is an example of Array problems. In this post we will see how we can solve it in Javascript.

Problem Description

Suppose you have a long flowerbed in which some of the plots are planted and some are not. However, flowers cannot be planted in adjacent plots - they would compete for water and both would die.

Given a flowerbed (represented as an array containing 0 and 1, where 0 means empty and 1 means not empty), and a number n, return if n new flowers can be planted in it without violating the no-adjacent-flowers rule.

Example 1:

Input: flowerbed = [1,0,0,0,1], n = 1
Output: True

Example 2:

Input: flowerbed = [1,0,0,0,1], n = 2
Output: False


  • The input array won't violate no-adjacent-flowers rule.
  • The input array size is in the range of [1, 20000].
  • n is a non-negative integer which won't exceed the input array size.

Solution: Please check the main.js snippet for the solution. If you have different approach in mind or have any suggestion for this implementation feel free to share in the comment below. Thanks!

Originally posted at: Github by @jeantimex