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
Input: 5 1 3 1 5 2 Output: 43
Reading comments helped me to get AC in one go!! :D
nice question my 50th!
My first thought was a 3D array for front,rear,age. But such large arrays can't be allocated.So think how age can be expressed in terms of front and rear and make 2D array for front,rear :) Happy coding!
simple recursion+memorization ,,,
a great tutorial for this by Michal Danilák .
It's not a greedy problem.u consider this test case u will get the ans
can anyone suggest test case where greedy approach fails
For those who don't understand here is my explanation to them: All you need to do here is to find the maximum profit constraint is that you can choose either the most left or most right.
Nice 1! My 2nd Dp! ^_^