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Find the Side of the smallest Square that can contain given 4 Big Squares

  • Last Updated : 08 Apr, 2021

Given sides of four small squares. You have to find the side of the smallest square such that it can contain all given 4 squares without overlapping. The side of a square can be up to 10^16.
Examples: 
 

Input: side1 = 2, side2 = 2, side3 = 2, side4 = 2
Output: 4

Input: side1 = 100000000000000, side2 = 123450000000000, 
       side3 = 987650000000000, side4 = 987654321000000
Output: 1975304321000000

 

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Approach: 
It is given that no two squares will overlap. Therefore to find the side of the smallest suitable square, we will find all four sides, when squares will be put in 2 x 2 manner. That is 2 squares will be side by side and rest 2 will be put together.
So we calculate all four side and select one that will be maximum.
Example: When all small squares are of same side. 
 



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Example: When all small squares are of different side. 
 

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Below is the implementation of the above approach: 
 

C++




// C++ program to Find the Side
// of the smallest Square
// that can contain given 4 Big Squares
 
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
 
// Function to find the maximum of two values
long long int max(long long a, long long b)
{
    if (a > b)
        return a;
    else
        return b;
}
 
// Function to find the smallest side
// of the suitable suitcase
long long int smallestSide(long long int a[])
{
    // sort array to find the smallest
    // and largest side of suitcases
    sort(a, a + 4);
 
    long long side1, side2, side3, side4,
        side11, side12, sideOfSquare;
 
    // side of the suitcase will be smallest
    // if they arranged in 2 x 2 way
    // so find all possible sides of that arrangement
    side1 = a[0] + a[3];
    side2 = a[1] + a[2];
    side3 = a[0] + a[1];
    side4 = a[2] + a[3];
 
    // since suitcase should be square
    // so find maximum of all four side
    side11 = max(side1, side2);
    side12 = max(side3, side4);
 
    // now find greatest side and
    // that will be the smallest square
    sideOfSquare = max(side11, side12);
 
    // return the result
    return sideOfSquare;
}
 
// Driver program
int main()
{
    long long int side[4];
 
    cout << "Test Case 1\n";
 
    // Get the side of the 4 small squares
    side[0] = 2;
    side[1] = 2;
    side[2] = 2;
    side[3] = 2;
 
    // Find the smallest side
    cout << smallestSide(side) << endl;
 
    cout << "\nTest Case 2\n";
 
    // Get the side of the 4 small squares
    side[0] = 100000000000000;
    side[1] = 123450000000000;
    side[2] = 987650000000000;
    side[3] = 987654321000000;
 
    // Find the smallest side
    cout << smallestSide(side) << endl;
 
    return 0;
}

Java




// Java program to Find the Side
// of the smallest Square that
// can contain given 4 Big Squares
// Java implementation of the approach
import java.util.Arrays;
 
class GFG
{
 
// Function to find the maximum of two values
static long max(long a, long b)
{
    if (a > b)
        return a;
    else
        return b;
}
 
// Function to find the smallest side
// of the suitable suitcase
static long smallestSide(long a[])
{
    // sort array to find the smallest
    // and largest side of suitcases
    Arrays.sort(a);
 
    long side1, side2, side3, side4,
        side11, side12, sideOfSquare;
 
    // side of the suitcase will be smallest
    // if they arranged in 2 x 2 way
    // so find all possible sides of that arrangement
    side1 = a[0] + a[3];
    side2 = a[1] + a[2];
    side3 = a[0] + a[1];
    side4 = a[2] + a[3];
 
    // since suitcase should be square
    // so find maximum of all four side
    side11 = max(side1, side2);
    side12 = max(side3, side4);
 
    // now find greatest side and
    // that will be the smallest square
    sideOfSquare = max(side11, side12);
 
    // return the result
    return sideOfSquare;
}
 
// Driver program
public static void main(String[] args)
{
    long side[] = new long[4];
 
    System.out.println("Test Case 1");
 
    // Get the side of the 4 small squares
    side[0] = 2;
    side[1] = 2;
    side[2] = 2;
    side[3] = 2;
 
    // Find the smallest side
    System.out.println(smallestSide(side));
 
    System.out.println("\nTest Case 2");
 
    // Get the side of the 4 small squares
    side[0] = 100000000000000L;
    side[1] = 123450000000000L;
    side[2] = 987650000000000L;
    side[3] = 987654321000000L;
 
    // Find the smallest side
    System.out.println(smallestSide(side));
 
    }
}
 
/* This code contributed by PrinciRaj1992 */

Python3




# Python 3 program to Find the Side
# of the smallest Square that 
# can contain given 4 Big Squares
 
# Function to find the maximum
# of two values
def max(a, b):
    if (a > b):
        return a
    else:
        return b
 
# Function to find the smallest side
# of the suitable suitcase
def smallestSide(a):
     
    # sort array to find the smallest
    # and largest side of suitcases
    a.sort(reverse = False)
 
    # side of the suitcase will be
    # smallest if they arranged in
    # 2 x 2 way so find all possible
    # sides of that arrangement
    side1 = a[0] + a[3]
    side2 = a[1] + a[2]
    side3 = a[0] + a[1]
    side4 = a[2] + a[3]
 
    # since suitcase should be square
    # so find maximum of all four side
    side11 = max(side1, side2)
    side12 = max(side3, side4)
 
    # now find greatest side and
    # that will be the smallest square
    sideOfSquare = max(side11, side12)
 
    # return the result
    return sideOfSquare
 
# Driver Code
if __name__ == '__main__':
    side = [0 for i in range(4)]
 
    print("Test Case 1")
 
    # Get the side of the 4
    # small squares
    side[0] = 2
    side[1] = 2
    side[2] = 2
    side[3] = 2
 
    # Find the smallest side
    print(smallestSide(side))
 
    print("\n", end = "")
    print("Test Case 2")
 
    # Get the side of the 4 small squares
    side[0] = 100000000000000
    side[1] = 123450000000000
    side[2] = 987650000000000
    side[3] = 987654321000000
 
    # Find the smallest side
    print(smallestSide(side))
 
# This code is contributed by
# Surendra_Gangwar

C#




// C# program to Find the Side
// of the smallest Square that
// can contain given 4 Big Squares
// Java implementation of the approach
using System;
     
class GFG
{
 
// Function to find the maximum of two values
static long max(long a, long b)
{
    if (a > b)
        return a;
    else
        return b;
}
 
// Function to find the smallest side
// of the suitable suitcase
static long smallestSide(long []a)
{
    // sort array to find the smallest
    // and largest side of suitcases
    Array.Sort(a);
 
    long side1, side2, side3, side4,
        side11, side12, sideOfSquare;
 
    // side of the suitcase will be smallest
    // if they arranged in 2 x 2 way
    // so find all possible sides of that arrangement
    side1 = a[0] + a[3];
    side2 = a[1] + a[2];
    side3 = a[0] + a[1];
    side4 = a[2] + a[3];
 
    // since suitcase should be square
    // so find maximum of all four side
    side11 = max(side1, side2);
    side12 = max(side3, side4);
 
    // now find greatest side and
    // that will be the smallest square
    sideOfSquare = max(side11, side12);
 
    // return the result
    return sideOfSquare;
}
 
// Driver code
public static void Main(String[] args)
{
    long []side = new long[4];
 
    Console.WriteLine("Test Case 1");
 
    // Get the side of the 4 small squares
    side[0] = 2;
    side[1] = 2;
    side[2] = 2;
    side[3] = 2;
 
    // Find the smallest side
    Console.WriteLine(smallestSide(side));
 
    Console.WriteLine("\nTest Case 2");
 
    // Get the side of the 4 small squares
    side[0] = 100000000000000L;
    side[1] = 123450000000000L;
    side[2] = 987650000000000L;
    side[3] = 987654321000000L;
 
    // Find the smallest side
    Console.WriteLine(smallestSide(side));
}
}
 
// This code contributed by Rajput-Ji

PHP




<?php
// PHP program to Find the Side
// of the smallest Square
// that can contain given 4 Big Squares
 
// Function to find the maximum of two values
function max1($a, $b)
{
    if ($a > $b)
        return $a;
    else
        return $b;
}
 
// Function to find the smallest side
// of the suitable suitcase
function smallestSide($a)
{
    // sort array to find the smallest
    // and largest side of suitcases
    sort($a, 0);
 
    // side of the suitcase will be smallest
    // if they arranged in 2 x 2 way
    // so find all possible sides of that arrangement
    $side1 = $a[0] + $a[3];
    $side2 = $a[1] + $a[2];
    $side3 = $a[0] + $a[1];
    $side4 = $a[2] + $a[3];
 
    // since suitcase should be square
    // so find maximum of all four side
    $side11 = max1($side1, $side2);
    $side12 = max1($side3, $side4);
 
    // now find greatest side and
    // that will be the smallest square
    $sideOfSquare = max1($side11, $side12);
 
    // return the result
    return $sideOfSquare;
}
 
// Driver program
$side = array();
 
echo "Test Case 1\n";
 
// Get the side of the 4 small squares
$side[0] = 2;
$side[1] = 2;
$side[2] = 2;
$side[3] = 2;
 
// Find the smallest side
echo smallestSide($side) . "\n";
 
echo "\nTest Case 2\n";
 
// Get the side of the 4 small squares
$side[0] = 100000000000000;
$side[1] = 123450000000000;
$side[2] = 987650000000000;
$side[3] = 987654321000000;
 
// Find the smallest side
echo smallestSide($side) . "\n";
 
// This code is contributed
// by Akanksha Rai
?>

Javascript




<script>
 
// javascript program to Find the Side
// of the smallest Square that
// can contain given 4 Big Squares<script>
 
// Function to find the maximum of two values
function max(a , b)
{
    if (a > b)
        return a;
    else
        return b;
}
 
// Function to find the smallest side
// of the suitable suitcase
function smallestSide(a)
{
    // sort array to find the smallest
    // and largest side of suitcases
    a.sort();
 
    var side1, side2, side3, side4,
        side11, side12, sideOfSquare;
 
    // side of the suitcase will be smallest
    // if they arranged in 2 x 2 way
    // so find all possible sides of that arrangement
    side1 = a[0] + a[3];
    side2 = a[1] + a[2];
    side3 = a[0] + a[1];
    side4 = a[2] + a[3];
 
    // since suitcase should be square
    // so find maximum of all four side
    side11 = max(side1, side2);
    side12 = max(side3, side4);
 
    // now find greatest side and
    // that will be the smallest square
    sideOfSquare = max(side11, side12);
 
    // return the result
    return sideOfSquare;
}
 
// Driver program
 
    var side = Array.from({length: 4}, (_, i) => 0);
 
    document.write("Test Case 1<br>");
 
    // Get the side of the 4 small squares
    side[0] = 2;
    side[1] = 2;
    side[2] = 2;
    side[3] = 2;
 
    // Find the smallest side
    document.write(smallestSide(side));
 
    document.write("<br>Test Case 2<br>");
 
    // Get the side of the 4 small squares
    side[0] = 100000000000000;
    side[1] = 123450000000000;
    side[2] = 987650000000000;
    side[3] = 987654321000000;
 
    // Find the smallest side
    document.write(smallestSide(side));
 
 
// This code is contributed by 29AjayKumar
 
</script>
Output: 
Test Case 1
4

Test Case 2
1975304321000000

 




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