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# Yet another string operation problem

Problem Description

You are given two strings, A and B of same length.

In one operation you can set some A[x] equal to B[x], this cost 1 coin.

You can also Reverse a substring A[i...j] atmost once. this cost C coins.

Find minimum operation required to make both string equal.

Problem Constraints
• 1 <= |A| = |B| <= 1000
• A and B consist of lower case alphabets
• 0 <= C <= |A|

Input Format
First argument of input contains a string A.
Second argument of input contains a string B.
Third argument of input contains an integer C.

Output Format
Return an integer denoting minimum coins to make strings equal.

Example Input
Input 1:

``````    A = "abceda", B = "bdecbo", C = 1
``````

Input 2:

``````    A = "finger", B = "ginger", C = 0
``````

Example Output
Output 1:

``````    3
``````

Output 2:

``````    1
``````

Example Explanation
Explanation 1:

``````    Initially we have, A = "abceda"
set A[0] = B[0], A = "bbceda"
set A[5] = B[5], A = "bbcedo"
reverse (1,4),   A = "bdecbo"
``````

Explanation 2:

``````    set A[0] = B[0]
``````

NOTE: You only need to implement the given function. Do not read input, instead use the arguments to the function. Do not print the output, instead return values as specified. Still have a question? Checkout Sample Codes for more details.
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