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Doubt related to a Dynamic Programming problem!


I sincerely hope, that this question does not belong to any ongoing contest : D @aryanc403

If it does, please don't answer this question :)

We are given integers,namely, a,b,c and d. Also, 0<=a,b,c,d<=1000

We have to satisfy this equation : a+b^2+c^3+d^4<=S,

where , 0<=s<=10^18

We will be given an integer, 'S' as the input.

We have to find the no. of integral solutions which satisfy the above equation!:)

I know the brute-force way, can anybody propose a nice dp-way to solve it? Thanks.

Link to the sequence :---->

asked 20 Jan, 23:59

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Note: Is there a way other than dp to solve it, like some formula?

(21 Jan, 00:18) karangreat2345★

I think no need of DP, for all $c,d<=1000$ find out all values of $c^3+d^4$ there will be around $10^6$ values, store them and sort that array ($A$). Now for each $a,b$ find out all possible values of $a+b^2$ similarly call it array $B$ now for each element $B[i]$ of $B$ do binary search on $A$ and find count of all values such that $A[i][+B[j]<=S$ , so add $j$ to $ans$ each time.


answered 21 Jan, 00:18

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Thank-you so much :) I awarded you some of my reputation points. Stay blessed :)

(21 Jan, 00:32) karangreat2345★

Recently, I came across the above technique due to E. Helping Hiasat it is known as meet in middle.
Related problem - Chef and Subsequences( Editorial exists :) ) .
In case if you prefer video Meet in the Middle Algorithm - @gkcs

(24 Jan, 06:55) aryanc4035★

Tysm :-) @aryanc403

(24 Jan, 19:07) karangreat2345★
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