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Get the area codes from a list of phone numbers
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Find state names that start with the letter N
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Calculate the Levenshtein distance between two strings
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QWERTY coordinates
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Binary numbers
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Remove the polynomials that have positive real elements of their roots.
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Remove the small words from a list of words.
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Counting in Finnish
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Sort the given list of numbers |a| according to how far away each element is from the target value |t|. The result should return...

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Most nonzero elements in row
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Find the numeric mean of the prime numbers in a matrix.
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Find the longest sequence of 1's in a binary sequence.
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Return the largest number that is adjacent to a zero
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Maximum running product for a string of numbers
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Return the 3n+1 sequence for n
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Remove any row in which a NaN appears
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Replace NaNs with the number that appears to its left in the row.
Replace NaNs with the number that appears to its left in the row. If there are more than one consecutive NaNs, they should all ...

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Given two strings, find the maximum overlap
Given two strings s1 and s2, create a new string s3 which is as short as possible and contains both strings. If s1 = [1 2...

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