### Problem

Evaluate the value of an arithmetic expression in Reverse Polish Notation. Valid operators are +, -, *, /. Each operand may be an integer or another expression.For example:

["2", "1", "+", "3", "*"] -> ((2 + 1) * 3) -> 9 ["4", "13", "5", "/", "+"] -> (4 + (13 / 5)) -> 6

### Naive Approach

It can be solved using Stack

- Read array
- Push item into stack if it is number
- Pop numbers from stack, if item is operator, do the operation for those numbers and push into the stack

function evalRPN(tokens) { var returnValue = 0; var operators = "+-*/"; var stack = []; for (var i=0; i<tokens.length; i++) { if (operators.indexOf(tokens[i]) == -1) { stack.push(tokens[i]); } else { var a = parseInt(stack.pop()); var b = parseInt(stack.pop()); switch (tokens[i]) { case "+": stack.push(a + b); break; case "-": stack.push(b - a); break; case "*": stack.push(a * b); break; case "/": stack.push(b / a); break; } } } returnValue = parseInt(stack.pop()); return returnValue; } console.log(evalRPN(['2','1','+','3','*']));

#### Complexity

This algorithm takes O(n) space and O(n) time

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