## C# || How To Determine If String Halves Are Alike Using C# The following is a module with functions which demonstrates how to determine if string halves are alike using C#.

1. Halves Are A like – Problem Statement

You are given a string s of even length. Split this string into two halves of equal lengths, and let a be the first half and b be the second half.

Two strings are alike if they have the same number of vowels (‘a’, ‘e’, ‘i’, ‘o’, ‘u’, ‘A’, ‘E’, ‘I’, ‘O’, ‘U’). Notice that s contains uppercase and lowercase letters.

Return true if a and b are alike. Otherwise, return false.

Example 1:

``` Input: s = "book" Output: true Explanation: a = "bo" and b = "ok". a has 1 vowel and b has 1 vowel. Therefore, they are alike. ```

Example 2:

``` Input: s = "textbook" Output: false Explanation: a = "text" and b = "book". a has 1 vowel whereas b has 2. Therefore, they are not alike. Notice that the vowel o is counted twice. ```

2. Halves Are A like – Solution

The following is a solution which demonstrates how to determine if string halves are alike.

``` 2. Halves Are A like - Solution C# // ============================================================================ // Author: Kenneth Perkins // Date: Jan 2, 2023 // Taken From: http://programmingnotes.org/ // File: Solution.cs // Description: Demonstrates how to determine if string halves are alike // ============================================================================ public class Solution { public bool HalvesAreAlike(string s) { // Get first half count int firstHalfVowel = 0; for (int index = 0; index < s.Length / 2; ++index) { if (IsVowel(s[index])) { ++firstHalfVowel; } } // Get second half count int secondHalfVowel = 0; for (int index = s.Length / 2 ; index < s.Length && secondHalfVowel <= firstHalfVowel; ++index) { if (IsVowel(s[index])) { ++secondHalfVowel; } } return firstHalfVowel == secondHalfVowel; } private static bool IsVowel(char ch) { ch = char.ToLower(ch); return ch == 'a' || ch == 'e' || ch == 'i' || ch == 'o' || ch == 'u'; } }// http://programmingnotes.org/ 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132 // ============================================================================//    Author: Kenneth Perkins//    Date:   Jan 2, 2023//    Taken From: http://programmingnotes.org///    File:  Solution.cs//    Description: Demonstrates how to determine if string halves are alike// ============================================================================public class Solution {    public bool HalvesAreAlike(string s) {        // Get first half count        int firstHalfVowel = 0;        for (int index = 0; index < s.Length / 2; ++index) {            if (IsVowel(s[index])) {                ++firstHalfVowel;            }        }         // Get second half count        int secondHalfVowel = 0;        for (int index = s.Length / 2 ; index < s.Length && secondHalfVowel <= firstHalfVowel; ++index) {            if (IsVowel(s[index])) {                ++secondHalfVowel;            }        }        return firstHalfVowel == secondHalfVowel;    }     private static bool IsVowel(char ch) {        ch = char.ToLower(ch);        return ch == 'a' || ch == 'e' || ch == 'i' || ch == 'o' || ch == 'u';    }}// http://programmingnotes.org/ ```

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The code is heavily commented, so no further insight is necessary. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.

Once compiled, you should get this as your output for the example cases:

``` true false ```