Jump in rank of a student after updating marks

Given three arrays names[], marks[] and updates[] where:

  1. names[] contains the names of students.
  2. marks[] contains the marks of the same students.
  3. updates[] contains the integers by which the marks of these students are to be updated.

The task is find the name of the student with maximum marks after updation and the jump in the student’s rank i.e. previous rank – current rank.
Note: The details of the students are in descending order of their marks and if more than two students scored equal marks (also the highest) then choose the one who had a lower rank previously.


Input: names[] = {“sam”, “ram”, “geek”, “sonu”},
marks[] = {99, 75, 70, 60},
updates[] = {-10, 5, 9, 39}
Output: Name: sonu, Jump: 3
Updated marks are {89, 80, 79, 99}, its clear that sonu has the highest marks with jump of 3

Input: names[] = {“sam”, “ram”, “geek”},
marks[] = {80, 79, 75},
updates[] = {0, 5, -9}
Output: Name: ram, Jump: 1

Approach: Create a structure struct Student to store the information of each student, each of which will have 3 attributes name of the student, marks of the student, prev_rank of the student.
Now, updated the marks according to the content of the updates[] then with a single traversal of the array, find the student who has the highest marks after updation.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:





// C++ implementation of the approach
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
// Structure to store the information of
// students
struct Student {
    string name;
    int marks = 0;
    int prev_rank = 0;
// Function to print the name of student who 
// stood first after updation in rank
void nameRank(string names[], int marks[], 
                      int updates[], int n)
    // Array of students
    Student x[n];
    for (int i = 0; i < n; i++) {
        // Store the name of the student
        x[i].name = names[i];
        // Update the marks of the student
        x[i].marks = marks[i] + updates[i];
        // Store the current rank of the student
        x[i].prev_rank = i + 1;
    Student highest = x[0];
    for (int j = 1; j < n; j++) {
        if (x[j].marks >= highest.marks)
            highest = x[j];
    // Print the name and jump in rank
    cout << "Name: " << highest.name
         << ", Jump: " 
         << abs(highest.prev_rank - 1) 
         << endl;
// Driver code
int main()
    // Names of the students
    string names[] = { "sam", "ram", "geek" };
    // Marks of the students
    int marks[] = { 80, 79, 75 };
    // Updates that are to be done
    int updates[] = { 0, 5, -9 };
    // Number of students
    int n = sizeof(marks) / sizeof(marks[0]);
    nameRank(names, marks, updates, n);



Name: ram, Jump: 1

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