FARIDA - Princess Farida

Once upon time there was a cute princess called Farida living in a castle with her father, mother and uncle. On the way to the castle there lived many monsters. Each one of them had some gold coins. Although they are monsters they will not hurt. Instead they will give you the gold coins, but if and only if you didn't take any coins from the monster directly before the current one. To marry princess Farida you have to pass all the monsters and collect as many coins as possible. Given the number of gold coins each monster has, calculate the maximum number of coins you can collect on your way to the castle.


The first line of input contains the number of test cases. Each test case starts with a number N, the number of monsters, 0 <= N <= 10^4. The next line will have N numbers, number of coins each monster has, 0 <= The number of coins with each monster <= 10^9. Monsters described in the order they are encountered on the way to the castle.


For each test case print “Case C: X” without quotes. C is the case number, starting with 1. X is the maximum number of coins you can collect.


1 2 3 4 5

Case 1: 9
Case 2: 10

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medha_08: 2019-05-01 23:53:35

AC !!

rayten: 2019-05-01 23:53:11


aj_254: 2019-04-15 20:06:38

really dp is magical when i can think like that love in with dp :)

gs959_me: 2019-03-17 18:43:10

AC in one go !!

akbar_1214: 2019-02-11 13:50:02

Got wa just because of using int instead of long long

anant6025: 2019-02-06 23:50:24

Dont go deep into loops, try to find a recursive solution, once you are done with that than apply dp and the job is done!

AC in one go!

shivam284: 2019-01-22 07:11:30

AC.Good problem with better test cases.

abitnav: 2019-01-20 16:14:56

AC in one go!!

abhu: 2018-11-08 09:21:20

N can be 0, handle that :)

mohamed mokhtar: 2018-10-14 08:42:41

mayank_75, consider the case :
10 5 2 1000
if you summed up odds then 10 + 2 = 12
if you summed up evens then 5 +1000 = 1005
whilst you can take 10 then ignore 2 and take 1000 -> 10 + 1000 = 1010

Last edit: 2018-10-14 08:43:25

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