Projection Area of 3D Shapes

0.0% Acceptance

In this lab, you will be working on a problem involving the projection area of 3D shapes. You are given an n x n grid where we place some 1 x 1 x 1 cubes that are axis-aligned with the x, y, and z axes.

Each value v = grid[i][j] represents a tower of v cubes placed on top of the cell (i, j).

We view the projection of these cubes onto the xy, yz, and zx planes.

A projection is like a shadow, that maps our 3-dimensional figure to a 2-dimensional plane. We are viewing the "shadow" when looking at the cubes from the top, the front, and the side.

Your task is to create a function that returns the total area of all three projections.

Here are a few examples to clarify the problem:

Example 1:

Input: grid = [[1,2],[3,4]] Output: 17 Explanation: Here are the three projections ("shadows") of the shape made with each axis-aligned plane.

Example 2:

Input: grid = [[2]] Output: 5

Example 3:

Input: grid = [[1,0],[0,2]] Output: 8


  • n == grid.length == grid[i].length
  • 1 <= n <= 50
  • 0 <= grid[i][j] <= 50

To solve this lab, you need to follow the instructions and rewrite the lab material according to the rules specified above.


  1. Create a function and name it projectionArea. Export this function as ESM.
  2. Write test cases for the projectionArea function to test various input cases and validate the results.

Evaluation script:

import fs from 'fs' import { projectionArea } from '/home/damner/code/index.js' const testlog = [] try { const result = projectionArea([[1, 2], [3, 4]]) if (result === 17) { testlog.push({ status: 'pass' }) } else { throw new Error('Incorrect result for example 1') } } catch (error) { testlog.push({ status: 'error', error: error.message || 'Challenge failed' }) } try { const result = projectionArea([[2]]) if (result === 5) { testlog.push({ status: 'pass' }) } else { throw new Error('Incorrect result for example 2') } } catch (error) { testlog.push({ status: 'error', error: error.message || 'Challenge failed' }) } fs.writeFileSync('/home/damner/code/.labtests/testlog.json', JSON.stringify(testlog)) fs.writeFileSync(process.env.UNIT_TEST_OUTPUT_FILE, JSON.stringify( => result.status === 'pass')))

Adjust the evaluation script accordingly and make sure to complete the missing parts in the lab as per the instructions and rules given. Good luck!