## The challenge

In this challenge, you will be given anĀ integer n, which is the number of times that is thrown a coin. You will have to return an array of strings for all the possibilities (heads[H] and tails[T]). Examples:

`coin(1) should return {"H", "T"}`

`coin(2) should return {"HH", "HT", "TH", "TT"}`

`coin(3) should return {"HHH", "HHT", "HTH", "HTT", "THH", "THT", "TTH", "TTT"}`

When finished sort them alphabetically.

In C and C++ just return a `char*`

with all elements separated by`,`

(without space):`coin(2) should return "HH,HT,TH,TT"`

INPUT:`0 < n < 18`

Careful with performance!! You’ll have to pass 3 basic test (n = 1, n = 2, n = 3), many medium tests (3 < n <= 10) and many large tests (10 < n < 18)

## The solution in Python code

Option 1:

```
from itertools import product
def coin(n):
return list(map(''.join, product(*(["HT"]*n))))
```

Code language: Python (python)

Option 2:

```
def coin(n): return [x + v for x in coin(n-1) for v in 'HT'] if n - 1 else ['H','T']
```

Code language: Python (python)

Option 3:

```
memo = {1 : ["H", "T"]}
for j in range(2, 18):
b = memo[j-1]
total = set()
for i in b:
total.add("T"+i)
total.add(i+"T")
total.add("H"+i)
total.add(i+"H")
memo[j] = sorted(total)
def coin(n):
return memo[n]
```

Code language: Python (python)

## Test cases to validate our solution

```
test.describe("Basic Tests")
test.assert_equals(coin(1),["H","T"])
test.assert_equals(coin(2),["HH", "HT", "TH", "TT"])
test.assert_equals(coin(3),["HHH", "HHT", "HTH", "HTT", "THH", "THT", "TTH", "TTT"])
```

Code language: Python (python)