# Minimum Number of Steps to Make Two Strings Anagram II solution leetcode

## Minimum Number of Steps to Make Two Strings Anagram II solution leetcode

You are given two strings `s` and `t`. In one step, you can append any character to either `s` or `t`.

Return the minimum number of steps to make `s` and `t` anagrams of each other.

An anagram of a string is a string that contains the same characters with a different (or the same) ordering.

Example 1:

```Input: s = "leetcode", t = "coats"
Output: 7
Explanation:
- In 2 steps, we can append the letters in "as" onto s = "leetcode", forming s = "leetcodeas".
- In 5 steps, we can append the letters in "leede" onto t = "coats", forming t = "coatsleede".
"leetcodeas" and "coatsleede" are now anagrams of each other.
We used a total of 2 + 5 = 7 steps.
It can be shown that there is no way to make them anagrams of each other with less than 7 steps.
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Example 2:

```Input: s = "night", t = "thing"
Output: 0
Explanation: The given strings are already anagrams of each other. Thus, we do not need any further steps.
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Constraints:

• `1 <= s.length, t.length <= 2 * 105`
• `s` and `t` consist of lowercase English letters.