Calculate maximum value using ‘+’ or ‘*’ sign between two numbers in a string

• Difficulty Level : Easy
• Last Updated : 28 Apr, 2021

Given a string of numbers, the task is to find the maximum value from the string, you can add a ‘+’ or ‘*’ sign between any two numbers.
Examples:

Input : 01231
Output :
((((0 + 1) + 2) * 3) + 1) = 10
In above manner, we get the maximum value i.e. 10

Input : 891
Output :73
As 8*9*1 = 72 and 8*9+1 = 73.So, 73 is maximum.

The task is pretty simple as we can get the maximum value on multiplying all values but the point is to handle the case of 0 and 1 i.e. On multiplying with 0 and 1 we get the lower value as compared to on adding with 0 and 1.
So, use ‘*’ sign between any two numbers(except numbers containing 0 and 1) and use ‘+’ if any of the numbers is 0 and 1.

C++

 // C++ program to find maximum value#include  using namespace std; // Function to calculate the valueint calcMaxValue(string str){    // Store first character as integer    // in result    int res = str -'0';     // Start traversing the string    for (int i = 1; i < str.length(); i++)    {        // Check if any of the two numbers        // is 0 or 1, If yes then add current        // element        if (str[i] == '0' || str[i] == '1' ||            res < 2 )            res += (str[i]-'0');         // Else multiply        else            res *= (str[i]-'0');    }     // Return maximum value    return res;} // Drivers codeint main(){    string str = "01891";    cout << calcMaxValue(str);    return 0;}

Java

 // Java program to find maximum value public class GFG{    // Method to calculate the value    static int calcMaxValue(String str)    {        // Store first character as integer        // in result        int res = str.charAt(0) -'0';              // Start traversing the string        for (int i = 1; i < str.length(); i++)        {            // Check if any of the two numbers            // is 0 or 1, If yes then add current            // element            if (str.charAt(i) == '0' || str.charAt(i) == '1' ||                res < 2 )                res += (str.charAt(i)-'0');                  // Else multiply            else                res *= (str.charAt(i)-'0');        }              // Return maximum value        return res;    }         // Driver Method    public static void main(String[] args)    {        String str = "01891";        System.out.println(calcMaxValue(str));    }}

Python3

 # Python program to find maximum value # Function to calculate the valuedef calcMaxValue(str):     # Store first character as integer    # in result    res = ord(str) - 48     # Start traversing the string    for i in range(1, len(str)):                 # Check if any of the two numbers        # is 0 or 1, If yes then add current        # element        if(str[i] == '0' or           str[i] == '1' or res < 2):            res += ord(str[i]) - 48        else:            res *= ord(str[i]) - 48     return res         # Driver codeif __name__== "__main__":    str = "01891";    print(calcMaxValue(str));     # This code is contributed by Sairahul Jella

C#

 //C# program to find maximum valueusing System; class GFG{         // Method to calculate the value    static int calcMaxValue(String str)    {        // Store first character as integer        // in result        int res = str -'0';             // Start traversing the string        for (int i = 1; i < str.Length; i++)        {            // Check if any of the two numbers            // is 0 or 1, If yes then add current            // element            if (str[i] == '0' ||                str[i] == '1' || res < 2 )                res += (str[i] - '0');                 // Else multiply            else                res *= (str[i] - '0');        }             // Return maximum value        return res;    }         // Driver Code    static public void Main ()    {        String str = "01891";        Console.Write(calcMaxValue(str));    }} // This code is contributed by jit_t



Javascript



Output:

82

Above program consider the case of small inputs i.e. up to which C/C++ can handle the range of maximum value.
Reference :
https://www.careercup.com/question?id=5745795300065280
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