Solving Binary Gap in Javascript. Please try yourself first to solve the problem and submit your implementation to LeetCode before looking into solution.

Problem Description

Given a positive integer N, find and return the longest distance between two consecutive 1's in the binary representation of N.

If there aren't two consecutive 1's, return 0.

Example 1:

Input: 22
Output: 2
Explanation: 22 in binary is 0b10110.
  • In the binary representation of 22, there are three ones, and two consecutive pairs of 1's.
  • The first consecutive pair of 1's have distance 2.
  • The second consecutive pair of 1's have distance 1.
  • The answer is the largest of these two distances, which is 2.

Example 2:

Input: 5
Output: 2
Explanation: 5 in binary is 0b101.

Example 3:

Input: 6
Output: 1
Explanation: 6 in binary is 0b110.

Example 4:

Input: 8
Output: 0
Explanation: 8 in binary is 0b1000.

There aren't any consecutive pairs of 1's in the binary representation of 8, so we return 0.

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Originally posted at: @github.com/ignacio-chiazzo/Algorithms-Leetcode-Javascript