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Thursday Code Puzzler: Longest Common Subsequence

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Thursday Code Puzzler: Longest Common Subsequence

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Thursday is code puzzler day here at DZone. The idea is simple: solve the coding problem as efficiently as you can, in any language or framework that you find suitable.

Note: Even though there really is nothing stopping you from finding a solution to this on the internet, try to keep honest, and come up with your own answer.  It's all about the participation!

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Longest Common Subsequence

The LCS of two groups is the longest group that are common between both and in the same order in each group. Let's look at an example:

Group A: dzone puzzles

Group B: dropzone

The LCS here is dzone

Another example: 

Group A:  1234

Group B:  12222354

If you're still confused, there's a good explanation over at Wikipedia.

What you need to do in this challenge is write a method that identifies the LCS between two String parameters.

Catch up on all our previous puzzlers here.


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