ROCK - Sweet and Sour Rock

A manufacturer of sweets has started production of a new type of sweet called rock. Rock comes in sticks composed of one-centimetre-long segments, some of which are sweet, and the rest are sour. Before sale, the rock is broken up into smaller pieces by splitting it at the connections of some segments.

Today's children are very particular about what they eat, and they will only buy a piece of rock if it contains more sweet segments than sour ones. Try to determine the total length of rock which can be sold after breaking up the rock in the best possible way.


The input begins with the integer t, the number of test cases. Then t test cases follow.

For each test case, the first line of input contains one integer N - the length of the stick in centimetres (1<=N<=200). The next line is a sequence of N characters '0' or '1', describing the segments of the stick from the left end to the right end ('0' denotes a sour segment, '1' - a sweet one).


For each test case output a line with a single integer: the total length of rock that can be sold after breaking up the rock in the best possible way.


Sample input:

Sample output:

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your_mom123: 2021-03-20 10:53:38


Last edit: 2021-03-20 10:53:54
nitesh_007: 2020-07-15 18:51:40

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ks1999: 2020-04-23 19:42:30

Can be solved in O(n^2), i don't know about O(n) solution. Cool question, even cooler solution.

an09mous: 2020-04-06 16:47:27

Very beautiful problem if you figure out how to do it in O(n^2)

cpp219: 2020-02-01 11:22:11

my 100th submission :)))
Simple MCM

chodermal: 2019-11-20 17:00:48

is there O(n) solution to this problem?

shubham97361: 2019-06-09 22:10:46

Good problem.

anshumanc007: 2018-12-19 11:01:19

can be solved in { time->0 (n^3) space ->0(n^2) } as well as { time-> 0(n^2) space->0(n) }.

a161112225: 2018-09-05 20:24:22

why i am getting WA and in which test case ? i am trying with partition DP (iterative )

aman_sachin200: 2018-06-14 00:10:48

Awesome One!!

Added by:adrian
Time limit:7s
Source limit:50000B
Memory limit:1536MB
Cluster: Cube (Intel G860)
Resource:based on a problem from the VII Polish Collegiate Team Programming Contest (AMPPZ), 2002