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Plz help solving Dish Distribution using DP

Dear codemates i am noob in solving DP problems. I tried to solve the above problem but failed. Can anyone explain how it works and the solving strategy.

thanks in advance

asked 13 Apr '12, 13:41

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edited 25 Apr '12, 23:53

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did you read the contest editorial for that specific problem ?

(14 Apr '12, 03:36) cyberax ♦2★

yea...but i dnt understand clearly ....thats wat i ask to explain with a specific case

(21 Apr '12, 13:59) rijin2★

what specific thing didn't you understand ?

(21 Apr '12, 22:21) cyberax ♦2★

can u explain how it contruct with 1, 3 2 ,0 3 ,1 3

(29 Apr '12, 15:02) rijin2★

This was the Easy problem for this month. The problem is a standard combinatorics problem which asks us to find the number of solutions possible for:

x1 + x2 + x3 + ........ + xm = n with the constraints ai<=xi<=bi

Though the problem can be solved using combinatorics, the constraints and the time limit of the problem allow a simple O(n3) dp solution to pass. The recurrence is straight-forward. Let dp[x][y] denote the number of ways of preparing y dishes by the first x cooks. Clearly, our answer will be dp[m][n]. The recurrence is as follows:

dp[i][j]=?dp[i-1][j-k] where x[i]<=k<=y[i]

A lot of people had a problem passing the time limit with a recursive solution. It's always better to write an iterative code for your solution, especially if the recurrence is simple.

can u exp. this with abv example?


answered 15 May '12, 19:08

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Ok I am a beginner in dp as well.Can you illustrate on how you arrived at this recurrence. A little more illustration will help understand.

(23 Jun '12, 19:36) bknarendra1★
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answered 14 Apr '12, 08:27

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I hope you understand that this is not the right place for such things....

(16 Apr '12, 03:36) javadecoder4★
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