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# Different ways to sum n using numbers greater than or equal to m

• Difficulty Level : Medium
• Last Updated : 05 May, 2021

Given two natural number n and m. The task is to find the number of ways in which the numbers that are greater than or equal to m can be added to get the sum n.
Examples:

```Input : n = 3, m = 1
Output : 3
Following are three different ways
to get sum n such that each term is
greater than or equal to m
1 + 1 + 1, 1 + 2, 3

Input : n = 2, m = 1
Output : 2
Two ways are 1 + 1 and 2```

The idea is to use Dynamic Programming by define 2D matrix, say dp[][]. dp[i][j] define the number of ways to get sum i using the numbers greater than or equal to j. So dp[i][j] can be defined as:

If i < j, dp[i][j] = 0, because we cannot achieve smaller sum of i using numbers greater than or equal to j.
If i = j, dp[i][j] = 1, because there is only one way to show sum i using number i which is equal to j.
Else dp[i][j] = dp[i][j+1] + dp[i-j][j], because obtaining a sum i using numbers greater than or equal to j is equal to the sum of obtaining a sum of i using numbers greater than or equal to j+1 and obtaining the sum of i-j using numbers greater than or equal to j.

Below is the implementation of this approach:

## C++

 `// CPP Program to find number of ways to``// which numbers that are greater than``// given number can be added to get sum.``#include ``#define MAX 100``using` `namespace` `std;` `// Return number of ways to which numbers``// that are greater than given number can``// be added to get sum.``int` `numberofways(``int` `n, ``int` `m)``{``    ``int` `dp[n+2][n+2];``    ``memset``(dp, 0, ``sizeof``(dp));` `    ``dp[0][n + 1] = 1;` `    ``// Filling the table. k is for numbers``    ``// greater than or equal that are allowed.``    ``for` `(``int` `k = n; k >= m; k--) {` `        ``// i is for sum``        ``for` `(``int` `i = 0; i <= n; i++) {` `            ``// initializing dp[i][k] to number``            ``// ways to get sum using numbers``            ``// greater than or equal k+1``            ``dp[i][k] = dp[i][k + 1];` `            ``// if i > k``            ``if` `(i - k >= 0)``                ``dp[i][k] = (dp[i][k] + dp[i - k][k]);``        ``}``    ``}` `    ``return` `dp[n][m];``}` `// Driver Program``int` `main()``{``    ``int` `n = 3, m = 1;``    ``cout << numberofways(n, m) << endl;``    ``return` `0;``}`

## Java

 `// Java Program to find number of ways to``// which numbers that are greater than``// given number can be added to get sum.``import` `java.io.*;` `class` `GFG {``    ` `    ``// Return number of ways to which numbers``    ``// that are greater than given number can``    ``// be added to get sum.``    ``static` `int` `numberofways(``int` `n, ``int` `m)``    ``{``        ``int` `dp[][]=``new` `int``[n+``2``][n+``2``];``        ` `        ``dp[``0``][n + ``1``] = ``1``;``     ` `        ``// Filling the table. k is for numbers``        ``// greater than or equal that are allowed.``        ``for` `(``int` `k = n; k >= m; k--) {``     ` `            ``// i is for sum``            ``for` `(``int` `i = ``0``; i <= n; i++) {``     ` `                ``// initializing dp[i][k] to number``                ``// ways to get sum using numbers``                ``// greater than or equal k+1``                ``dp[i][k] = dp[i][k + ``1``];``     ` `                ``// if i > k``                ``if` `(i - k >= ``0``)``                    ``dp[i][k] = (dp[i][k] + dp[i - k][k]);``            ``}``        ``}``     ` `        ``return` `dp[n][m];``    ``}``     ` `    ``// Driver Program``    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String args[])``    ``{``        ``int` `n = ``3``, m = ``1``;``        ``System.out.println(numberofways(n, m));``    ``}``}` `/*This code is contributed by Nikita tiwari.*/`

## Python3

 `# Python3 Program to find number of ways to``# which numbers that are greater than``# given number can be added to get sum.``MAX` `=` `100``import` `numpy as np` `# Return number of ways to which numbers``# that are greater than given number can``# be added to get sum.` `def` `numberofways(n, m) :``        ` `    ``dp ``=` `np.zeros((n ``+` `2``, n ``+` `2``))``    ` `    ``dp[``0``][n ``+` `1``] ``=` `1` `    ``# Filling the table. k is for numbers``    ``# greater than or equal that are allowed.``    ``for` `k ``in` `range``(n, m ``-` `1``, ``-``1``) :` `        ``# i is for sum``        ``for` `i ``in` `range``(n ``+` `1``) :` `            ``# initializing dp[i][k] to number``            ``# ways to get sum using numbers``            ``# greater than or equal k+1``            ``dp[i][k] ``=` `dp[i][k ``+` `1``]` `            ``# if i > k``            ``if` `(i ``-` `k >``=` `0``) :``                ``dp[i][k] ``=` `(dp[i][k] ``+` `dp[i ``-` `k][k])` `    ``return` `dp[n][m]` `# Driver Code``if` `__name__ ``=``=` `"__main__"` `:` `    ``n, m ``=` `3``, ``1``    ``print``(numberofways(n, m))` `# This code is contributed by Ryuga`

## C#

 `// C# program to find number of ways to``// which numbers that are greater than``// given number can be added to get sum.``using` `System;` `class` `GFG {` `    ``// Return number of ways to which numbers``    ``// that are greater than given number can``    ``// be added to get sum.``    ``static` `int` `numberofways(``int` `n, ``int` `m)``    ``{``        ``int``[, ] dp = ``new` `int``[n + 2, n + 2];` `        ``dp[0, n + 1] = 1;` `        ``// Filling the table. k is for numbers``        ``// greater than or equal that are allowed.``        ``for` `(``int` `k = n; k >= m; k--) {` `            ``// i is for sum``            ``for` `(``int` `i = 0; i <= n; i++) {` `                ``// initializing dp[i][k] to number``                ``// ways to get sum using numbers``                ``// greater than or equal k+1``                ``dp[i, k] = dp[i, k + 1];` `                ``// if i > k``                ``if` `(i - k >= 0)``                    ``dp[i, k] = (dp[i, k] + dp[i - k, k]);``            ``}``        ``}` `        ``return` `dp[n, m];``    ``}` `    ``// Driver Program``    ``public` `static` `void` `Main()``    ``{``        ``int` `n = 3, m = 1;``        ``Console.WriteLine(numberofways(n, m));``    ``}``}` `/*This code is contributed by vt_m.*/`

## PHP

 `= ``\$m``; ``\$k``--)``    ``{` `        ``// i is for sum``        ``for` `(``\$i` `= 0; ``\$i` `<= ``\$n``; ``\$i``++)``        ``{` `            ``// initializing dp[i][k] to number``            ``// ways to get sum using numbers``            ``// greater than or equal k+1``            ``\$dp``[``\$i``][``\$k``] = ``\$dp``[``\$i``][``\$k` `+ 1];` `            ``// if i > k``            ``if` `(``\$i` `- ``\$k` `>= 0)``                ``\$dp``[``\$i``][``\$k``] = (``\$dp``[``\$i``][``\$k``] + ``\$dp``[``\$i` `- ``\$k``][``\$k``]);``        ``}``    ``}` `    ``return` `\$dp``[``\$n``][``\$m``];``}` `    ``// Driver Program``    ``\$n` `= 3;``    ``\$m` `= 1;``    ``echo` `numberofways(``\$n``, ``\$m``) ;``    ``return` `0;``    ` `    ``// This code is contributed by ChitraNayal``?>`

## Javascript

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Output:

`3`

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