CCC '16 S1 - Ragaman

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Points: 3 (partial)
Time limit: 2.0s
Memory limit: 64M

Problem type
Canadian Computing Competition: 2016 Stage 1, Senior #1

An anagram of a string is formed by rearranging the letters in the string. For example, the anagrams of aab are aab, aba, and baa.

A wildcard anagram of a string is an anagram of the string where some of the letters might have been replaced with an asterisk (*). For example, two possible wildcard anagrams of aab are *ab and *b*.

Given two strings, determine whether the second string is a wildcard anagram of the first string.

Input Specification

The two lines of input will both consist of N (1 \le N \le 100) characters. Each character in the first line will be a lowercase letter. Each character in the second line will be either a lowercase letter or an asterisk.

For 8 of the 15 available marks, the second line will not contain any asterisk characters.

Output Specification

Output the character A if the string on the second line is a wildcard anagram of the string on the first line. Otherwise, output the character N.

Sample Input 1


Output for Sample Input 1


Sample Input 2


Output for Sample Input 2



  • 0
    EricHan  commented on July 28, 2022, 5:37 p.m.

    Warning: do not include a check if there are no wild cards

  • 11
    bonnehomme  commented on Jan. 8, 2019, 4:04 p.m.

    Could an input be '****'?

    • 1
      Ch4rIes  commented on Sept. 11, 2020, 2:01 a.m.

      Yes it can be

  • 10
    IanHu  commented on Dec. 29, 2018, 3:07 p.m.

    Can i use "*" to replace two different letters? eg: aabcd ----> a**cd

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      Ch4rIes  commented on Sept. 11, 2020, 11:45 p.m.

      Yes, It can be

    • 4
      mitssov_88  commented on Aug. 16, 2019, 12:50 p.m.

      I can't get more than 9 points and idk what it could be other than this

  • 3
    Kirito  commented on Aug. 24, 2017, 10:53 p.m.

    This is a reminder that spam is not appreciated. Please read the comment rules and guidelines before posting, lest you be banned.

    • -3
      DA_BIG_MO  commented on Dec. 30, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

      how is that spam? He's just asking a question.

      • 8
        Kirito  commented on Jan. 8, 2019, 7:43 p.m.

        You should look at the time stamps more carefully before commenting. That was in reference to comments cleaned up over a year ago.