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Length of Longest Palindromic Subsequence (Main Thread)

Here is the interview question prompt, presented for reference.


A palindrome is a word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backward or forwards. A palindromic subsequence is a palindrome derived from a sequence by deleting some or no elements from it. This subsequence is formed without changing the order of the elements in the original sequence.

Given a string s, can you find the length of the longest palindromic subsequence of s?


For example, if s = "bbbab", then the longest palindromic subsequence is bbbb. The length of this subsequence is 4, which is the required answer.


  • 1 <= s.length <= 1000
  • s consists only of lowercase English letters.

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Challenges • Asked 4 months ago by Jake from AlgoDaily

Jake from AlgoDaily Commented on Dec 01, 2022:

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