— — Day 12: Rain Risk — -
Your ferry made decent progress toward the island, but the storm came in faster than anyone expected. The ferry needs to take evasive actions!
Unfortunately, the ship’s navigation computer seems to be malfunctioning; rather than giving a route directly to safety, it produced extremely circuitous instructions. When the captain uses the PA system to ask if anyone can help, you quickly volunteer.
The navigation instructions (your puzzle input) consists of a sequence of single-character actions paired with integer input values. After staring at them for a few minutes, you work out what they probably mean:
Nmeans to move north by the given value.
Smeans to move south by the given value.
Emeans to move east by the given value.
Wmeans to move west by the given value.
Lmeans to turn left the given number of degrees.
Rmeans to turn right the given number of degrees.
Fmeans to move forward by the given value in the direction the ship is currently facing.
The ship starts by facing east. Only the
R actions change the direction the ship is facing. (That is, if the ship is facing east and the next instruction is
N10, the ship would move north 10 units, but would still move east if the following action were
These instructions would be handled as follows:
F10would move the ship 10 units east (because the ship starts by facing east) to east 10, north 0.
N3would move the ship 3 units north to east 10, north 3.
F7would move the ship another 7 units east (because the ship is still facing east) to east 17, north 3.
R90would cause the ship to turn right by 90 degrees and face south; it remains at east 17, north 3.
F11would move the ship 11 units south to east 17, south 8.
At the end of these instructions, the ship’s Manhattan distance (sum of the absolute values of its east/west position and its north/south position) from its starting position is
17 + 8 =
Figure out where the navigation instructions lead. What is the Manhattan distance between that location and the ship’s starting position?
After that you will be getting your puzzle input and refer the code below !
Happy Coding !