Find Anagram Mappings is an example of Array problems. In this post we will see how we can solve it in Javascript.

Problem Description

Given two lists A and B, and B is an anagram of A.

B is an anagram of A means B is made by randomizing the order of the elements in A. We want to find an index mapping P, from A to B. A mapping P[i] = j means the ith element in A appears in B at index j.

These lists A and B may contain duplicates. If there are multiple answers, output any of them.

For example, given

A = [12, 28, 46, 32, 50]
B = [50, 12, 32, 46, 28]

We should return

[1, 4, 3, 2, 0]

as P[0] = 1 because the 0th element of A appears at B[1], and P[1] = 4 because the 1st element of A appears at B[4], and so on.

Note:

  • A, B have equal lengths in range [1, 100].
  • A[i], B[i] are integers in range [0, 10^5].

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