1897. Redistribute Characters to Make All Strings Equal

You are given an array of strings words (0-indexed).

In one operation, pick two distinct indices i and j, where words[i] is a non-empty string, and move any character from words[i] to any position in words[j].

Return true if you can make every string in words equal using any number of operations, and false otherwise.


Example 1:

Input: words = ["abc","aabc","bc"]
Output: true
Explanation: Move the first 'a' in words[1] to the front of words[2],
to make words[1] = "abc" and words[2] = "abc".
All the strings are now equal to "abc", so return true.

Example 2:

Input: words = ["ab","a"]
Output: false
Explanation: It is impossible to make all the strings equal using the operation.



  • 1 <= words.length <= 100
  • 1 <= words[i].length <= 100
  • words[i] consists of lowercase English letters.

1897. Redistribute Characters to Make All Strings Equal
struct Solution;

use std::collections::HashMap;

impl Solution {
    fn make_equal(words: Vec<String>) -> bool {
        let n = words.len();
        let mut hm: HashMap<char, usize> = HashMap::new();
        for word in words {
            for c in word.chars() {
                *hm.entry(c).or_default() += 1;
        for v in hm.values() {
            if v % n != 0 {
                return false;

fn test() {
    let words = vec_string!["abc", "aabc", "bc"];
    let res = true;
    assert_eq!(Solution::make_equal(words), res);
    let words = vec_string!["ab", "a"];
    let res = false;
    assert_eq!(Solution::make_equal(words), res);