Given numbers in form of an Inverted triangle. By starting at the bottom of the triangle and moving to adjacent numbers on the row above, find the maximum total from bottom to top.
Input : 1 5 3 4 8 1 Output : 14 Input : 8 5 9 3 2 4 6 7 4 3 Output : 23
Approach : In the previous article we saw an approach of the problem where the triangle is non-inverted.
Here also we will use the same approach to find the solution of the problem as discussed in previous article.
If we should left shift every element and put 0 at each empty position to make it a regular matrix, then our problem looks like minimum cost path.
So, after converting our input triangle elements into a regular matrix we should apply the dynamic programming concept to find the maximum path sum.
Applying, DP in bottom-up manner we should solve our problem as:
8 5 9 3 2 4 6 7 4 3 Step 1 : 8 5 9 3 2 4 6 0 7 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 Step 2 : 8 5 9 3 2 4 6 0 10 7 0 0 Step 3 : 8 5 9 3 12 14 13 0 Step 4: 20 19 23 16 Output : 23
Below is the implementation of the above approach:
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