# Cyclic Rotation – Coditility

Sat Jun 08 2019

Let’s share three different ways to solve this problem and each solution will improve the previous one. The problem:

you get a big array of integers `A`

and a number `K`

as the amount of shifts to the right. Example:

```
arr = [1,2,3,4,5]
k = 2
//solution
[4,5,1,2,3]
```

like to the exerciselink to github code## First Solution This version is just looping

`K`

times and `pop`

and `push`

to the start:

```
i = 0
while i < K:
lastItem = arr.pop()
arr.prepend(lastItem) # push to the start of the array
return arr
```

## Second Solution Quite similar to the previous one, but this time we calculate

`K`

to the min rotations needed. Lets say we have an array of [1,2,3], now if will have 3,6,9,12,….. rotations the array will stay in the exact order. That means we can cut all of those useless rotations with:

```
arrLength = len(arr)
newK = arrLength % K
# newK is what we loop over now
# so we may have saved a lot of useless rotations
i = 0
while i < newK:
lastItem = arr.pop()
arr.prepend(lastItem) # push to the start of the array
return arr
```

## My Final Solution: Instead of looping over the array and popping and pushing I can just split the array where I need and reconnect it. so we have this array:

`[1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]`

and `K=3`

So the result should be `[6,7,8,1,2,3,4,5]`

as you can see this is like joining these two arrays `[6,7,8]`

`[1,2,3,4,5]`

so the first array would be:

`[arrLen - newK ...... arrLen]`

and the second

`[0 ...... arrLen-1]`

This is my solution (python)

```
def solution(arr , k):
arrLen = len(arr)
if arrLen == 0:
return arr
moves = k % arrLen
return arr[arrLen-moves:arrLen] + arr[0:arrLen-1]
```