Lew sends Chris a string and asks for its longest palindromic substring. During the process, someone hacked the file and changed one character.
Chris wonders, what could be the length of the longest palindromic substring in the initial string?
Here is the string after the modification.
If we change the fifth character to
b then the longest palindromic substring is
abcba. There will be no palindromic substring longer than this after any modification of one character.
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