Will be helpful if someone gives the solution for this problem

https://codeforces.com/contest/1250/problem/L

## Code

```
'''Author- Akshit Monga'''
t=int(input())
for _ in range(t):
a,b,c=map(int,input().split())
sum=a+b+c
if sum%3==0:
val=sum//3
if a<=val and c<=val:
ans=val
elif max(a,c)>val and min(a,c)<=val:
b-=(val-min(a,c))
b=max(0,b)
ans=(b+max(a,c))//2+(b+max(a,c))%2
else:
ans=min(a,c)
elif sum%3==1:
val1=(sum-1)//3
val2=val1+1
if max(a,c)<=val2 and min(a,c)<=val1:
ans=val2
elif max(a,c)>val2 and min(a,c)<=val1:
b-=(val1-min(a, c))
b=max(0,b)
ans=(b+max(a,c))//2+(b+max(a,c))%2
else:
ans=min(a,c)
else:
val1=(sum-2)//3
val2=val1+1
if a<=val2 and c<=val2:
ans=val2
elif max(a,c)>val2 and min(a,c)<=val2:
b-=(val2-min(a, c))
b=max(0,b)
ans=(b+max(a, c))//2+(b+max(a,c))%2
else:
ans=min(a,c)
print(ans)
```

It can be shortened but Iâ€™ve kept every case different because it is easier to analyze it in that way.

If youâ€™re unable to understand any case, ping me.

**Edit:**

## Shortened Code

```
'''Author- Akshit Monga'''
t=int(input())
for _ in range(t):
a,b,c=map(int,input().split())
sum=a+b+c
val1=(sum)//3+(sum%3>1)
val2=(sum)//3+(sum%3>0)
if max(a,c)<=val2 and min(a,c)<=val1:
ans = val2
elif max(a, c)>val2 and min(a,c)<=val1:
b-=min(b,(val1 -min(a, c)))
ans=(b+max(a,c))//2+(b+max(a,c))%2
else:
ans=min(a,c)
print(ans)
```

@akshitm16

Thanks for providing the code but I was looking for the logic and the procedure for solving the problem. Tell me whatâ€™s the Logic behind it and I think I can implement it by myself.

I just scanned the problem statement and found out keywords such as "divide into groups " with some conditions ofc. I also saw that contraints areâ€™nt that tight. In cases like these its beneficial to think in terms of dp and more specifically if its a â€śdivide into groupsâ€ť type of problem, its much better to straight away think of knapsack. Obviously you should modify it according to constraints but the inherent basic idea remains same

Okay the logic goes here-

## No restrictions

sum=a+b+c

ans= \lfloor \frac{sum}{3} \rfloor + (sum \% 3>0)

## Case1

In case sum is divisible by 3, weâ€™ll just divide it into three equal parts.

ans = \dfrac{sum}{3}

## Case2

In case the sum leaves a remainder 1 when divided by 3, the distribution will be x, x, x+1 where sum= 3 \cdot x+ 1.

ans=x+1

## Case3

In case the sum leaves a remainder 2 when divided by 3, the distribution will be x, x+1, x+1 where sum=3 \cdot x + 2.

ans=x+1

## With restrictions

Now, we have restrictions that a type students and c type students shouldnâ€™t be together.

## Case1

So, first case is sum is divisible by 3. Our first goal would be to distribute the sum evenly among the three groups. So, weâ€™d try to put \dfrac{sum}{3} students in each class.

## Case1.1

Letâ€™s denote val = \dfrac{sum}{3} .

If a<=val and c<=val. We will keep al a's together in one room and all c's together in another room and and flexibly distribute b in such a way the count in each room sums upto val.

So, ans is this case is nothing but val.

## Case 1.2

Letâ€™s denote val = \dfrac{sum}{3} .

Say, one of a or c is greater than val and the other one is less than or equal to val.

Formally, max(a, c)>val and min(a,c)<=val .

For demonstration, a>val and c<=val. Now since c is less than or equal to val, we will keep all c's together and weâ€™ll still have some space in c's room. So, we will put maximum b's in c's room as much as we can. We can put (val-c) b's in c's room. Now, if the value of b< (val-c) . Then the max b's we can put in c's room is b itself.

Formally, b-=min(b,(val -c))

Now, we are left with 2 rooms. Students of type c are allotted and we are left with a+b students and 2 rooms and we have no restrictions now since c's have already been separated. We will divide evenly a+b in two rooms.

Formally, ans=\lfloor \frac{a+b}{2} \rfloor+(a+b) \% 2 .

In case b>=(val-c), ans=\lfloor \frac{a+b}{2} \rfloor+(a+b) \% 2 = val.

Else, ans=\lfloor \frac{a+b}{2} \rfloor+(a+b) \% 2 > val.

## Case 1.3

Okay, now the case is a>val and c>val. In this case take the min(a,c) and put in separate class and distribute (max(a,c)+b) evenly in 2 rooms.

Formally, ans=min(a,c)

It can be easily proven that even distribution of max(a,c) and b in 2 rooms will always be less than val and hence the max out of three would be min(a,c) only. Iâ€™ll leave the proof to you. Itâ€™s just basic in-equations.

Cases 2 and 3 with restrictions is very similar to Case 1 with restrictions and hence Iâ€™ll leave that to you.

Thanks, buddy â€¦for your effort.