MIXTURES - Mixtures

Harry Potter has n mixtures in front of him, arranged in a row. Each mixture has one of 100 different colors (colors have numbers from 0 to 99).

He wants to mix all these mixtures together. At each step, he is going to take two mixtures that stand next to each other and mix them together, and put the resulting mixture in their place.

When mixing two mixtures of colors a and b, the resulting mixture will have the color (a+b) mod 100.

Also, there will be some smoke in the process. The amount of smoke generated when mixing two mixtures of colors a and b is a*b.

Find out what is the minimum amount of smoke that Harry can get when mixing all the mixtures together.


There will be a number of test cases in the input.

The first line of each test case will contain n, the number of mixtures, 1 <= n <= 100.

The second line will contain n integers between 0 and 99 - the initial colors of the mixtures.


For each test case, output the minimum amount of smoke.


18 19
40 60 20


In the second test case, there are two possibilities:

  • first mix 40 and 60 (smoke: 2400), getting 0, then mix 0 and 20 (smoke: 0); total amount of smoke is 2400
  • first mix 60 and 20 (smoke: 1200), getting 80, then mix 40 and 80 (smoke: 3200); total amount of smoke is 4400

The first scenario is a much better way to proceed.

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Kanav Vats: 2014-08-06 19:02:15

nice one to learn dp...

Vivek Thakur: 2014-07-26 23:18:56

learn a lot..!!


@Sahil Dua
below link may help you :)

Last edit: 2014-07-26 23:22:50
Sahil Dua: 2014-07-23 08:50:41

Any tricky case except those mentioned in comments? I am getting WA on 1st test case even.. but clearing all cases mentioned here!

kelaseek: 2014-07-17 05:31:54

is working

albus: 2014-07-16 20:19:27

For people who are new to Dynamic Programming please visit http://www.geeksforgeeks.org/dynamic-programming-set-8-matrix-chain-multiplication/. This link will help you derive solution to this problem

pouria: 2014-07-13 10:13:51

it's similar to drink water!!!

Last edit: 2014-07-13 10:18:41
Himanshu: 2014-06-30 20:06:49

simple DP..
tricky case ==>
1 2 3 4
Output :: 35

Last edit: 2014-06-30 20:07:38
sobriquet: 2014-06-26 21:18:54

Simple DP. O(n**3) will pass--0.01 sec.

Amit: 2014-06-20 09:19:06

converted to long long int and got AC, How can answer exceed 10^6?

tyler_durden: 2014-06-16 15:12:05

How long should we carry on taking the input??

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