TRT - Treats for the Cows

FJ has purchased N (1 <= N <= 2000) yummy treats for the cows who get money for giving vast amounts of milk. FJ sells one treat per day and wants to maximize the money he receives over a given period time. The treats are interesting for many reasons:

  • The treats are numbered 1..N and stored sequentially in single file in a long box that is open at both ends. On any day, FJ can retrieve one treat from either end of his stash of treats.
  • Like fine wines and delicious cheeses, the treats improve with age and command greater prices.
  • The treats are not uniform: some are better and have higher intrinsic value. Treat i has value v(i) (1 <= v(i) <= 1000).
  • Cows pay more for treats that have aged longer: a cow will pay v(i)*a for a treat of age a.

Given the values v(i) of each of the treats lined up in order of the index i in their box, what is the greatest value FJ can receive for them if he orders their sale optimally?

The first treat is sold on day 1 and has age a=1. Each subsequent day increases the age by 1.


Line 1: A single integer, N

Lines 2..N+1: Line i+1 contains the value of treat v(i)


The maximum revenue FJ can achieve by selling the treats




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chirag2505: 2021-07-28 12:32:11

Why map is giving TLE in this problem? But using 2D dp of fixed size got accepted?

vatsalrocker: 2021-07-08 18:06:14

Go for MCM!

null12_21: 2021-06-08 20:45:08

use recursion with memorization

wille_25: 2021-03-12 12:20:53

AC in two GO ..avoid memset function!

baljot: 2020-10-26 06:09:25

first think of n3 solution then convert it into n2 (how we get age from segment l to r) these type of problem are variation of mcm where smaller interval is processed first then we solve for bigger interval ps try to do iterative

distructo: 2020-09-22 17:42:06

Just declare both dp and input array globally otherwise it will give you a TLE

karankaira: 2020-09-02 14:30:39

Don't use a map gives TLE.

zbillion_: 2020-08-22 17:18:53

This was discussed in Errichto dp video 3. He called it line of wines.
//leaving this comment for those who came from the video

lakshya1st: 2020-08-20 19:41:08

AC in one go!! Use memoization technique DP

s_tank00_: 2020-08-01 19:58:40

why greedy approach is not working ?

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