## Description

https://leetcode.com/problems/friend-circles/description/

There are **N** students in a class. Some of them are friends, while some are not. Their friendship is transitive in nature. For example, if A is a **direct** friend of B, and B is a **direct** friend of C, then A is an **indirect** friend of C. And we defined a friend circle is a group of students who are direct or indirect friends.

Given a **N*N** matrix **M** representing the friend relationship between students in the class. If M[i][j] = 1, then the i_{th} and j_{th} students are **direct** friends with each other, otherwise not. And you have to output the total number of friend circles among all the students.

**Example 1:**

Input: [[1,1,0], [1,1,0], [0,0,1]] Output: 2 Explanation: The 0th and 1st students are direct friends, so they are in a friend circle. The 2nd student himself is in a friend circle. So return 2.

**Example 2:**

Input: [[1,1,0], [1,1,1], [0,1,1]] Output: 1 Explanation: The 0th and 1st students are direct friends, the 1st and 2nd students are direct friends, so the 0th and 2nd students are indirect friends. All of them are in the same friend circle, so return 1.

**Note:**

- N is in range [1,200].
- M[i][i] = 1 for all students.
- If M[i][j] = 1, then M[j][i] = 1.

## Explanation

Supporting find and union operations, Union Find is the ideal data structure for this problem.

When (M[i][j] == 1 && i != j), simply use Union Find to merge two friend circles into one circle.

## Video Tutorial

## Java Solution

class UnionFind { private int[] parents; private int circleCount; public UnionFind(int n) { parents = new int[n]; for (int i = 0; i < n; i++) { parents[i] = i; } } public int find(int x) { if (parents[x] == x) { return x; } return parents[x] = find(parents[x]); } public void union(int a, int b) { int groupA = find(a); int groupB = find(b); if (groupA != groupB) { parents[groupA] = groupB; circleCount--; } } public void setCircleCount(int circleCount) { this.circleCount = circleCount; } public int getCircleCount() { return this.circleCount; } } class Solution { public int findCircleNum(int[][] M) { if (M.length == 0 || M[0].length == 0) { return 0; } int m = M.length; int n = M[0].length; UnionFind unionFind = new UnionFind(m * n); unionFind.setCircleCount(m); for (int i = 0; i < m; i++) { for (int j = 0; j < n; j++) { if (M[i][j] == 1 && i != j) { unionFind.union(i, j); } } } return unionFind.getCircleCount(); } }

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https://leetcode.com/problems/all-paths-from-source-to-target/description/