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# Maximum sum subsequence with at-least k distant elements

• Difficulty Level : Medium
• Last Updated : 02 Aug, 2022

Given an array and a number k, find a subsequence such that

1. Sum of elements in subsequence is maximum
2. Indices of elements of subsequence differ atleast by k

Examples

```Input : arr[] = {4, 5, 8, 7, 5, 4, 3, 4, 6, 5}
k = 2
Output: 19
Explanation: The highest value is obtained
if you pick indices 1, 4, 7, 10 giving
4 + 7 + 3 + 5 = 19

Input: arr[] = {50, 70, 40, 50, 90, 70, 60,
40, 70, 50}
k = 2
Output: 230
Explanation: There are 10 elements and k = 2.
If you select 2, 5, and 9 you get a total
value of 230, which is the maximum possible.```

A simple solution is to consider all subsequences one by one. In every subsequence, check for distance condition and return the maximum sum subsequence. An efficient solution is to use dynamic programming

There are two cases:

1. If we select element at index i such that i + k + 1 >= N, then we cannot select any other element as part of the subsequence. Hence we need to decide whether to select this element or one of the elements after it.
2. If we select element at index i such that i + k + 1 < N, then the next element we can select is at i + k + 1 index. Thus we need to decide whether to select these two elements, or move on to the next adjacent element.

These two cases can be written as:

```Let MS[i] denotes the maximum sum of subsequence
from i = N-2 to 0.

Base Case:
MS[N-1] = arr[N-1]

If  i + 1 + k >= N
MS[i] = max(arr[i], MS[i+1]),
Else
MS[i] = max(arr[i] + MS[i+k+1], MS[i+1])

Evidently, the solution to the problem
is to find MS.```

Below is the implementation:

## C++

 `// CPP program to find maximum sum subsequence``// such that elements are at least k distance``// away.``#include ``using` `namespace` `std;` `int` `maxSum(``int` `arr[], ``int` `N, ``int` `k)``{``    ``// MS[i] is going to store maximum sum``    ``// subsequence in subarray from arr[i]``    ``// to arr[n-1]``    ``int` `MS[N];` `    ``// We fill MS from right to left.``    ``MS[N - 1] = arr[N - 1];``    ``for` `(``int` `i = N - 2; i >= 0; i--) {``        ``if` `(i + k + 1 >= N)``            ``MS[i] = max(arr[i], MS[i + 1]);``        ``else``            ``MS[i] = max(arr[i] + MS[i + k + 1], MS[i + 1]);``    ``}` `    ``return` `MS;``}` `// Driver code``int` `main()``{``    ``int` `N = 10, k = 2;``    ``int` `arr[] = { 50, 70, 40, 50, 90, 70, 60, 40, 70, 50 };``    ``cout << maxSum(arr, N, k);``    ``return` `0;``}`

## Java

 `// Java program to find maximum sum subsequence``// such that elements are at least k distance``// away.``import` `java.io.*;` `class` `GFG {` `    ``static` `int` `maxSum(``int` `arr[], ``int` `N, ``int` `k)``    ``{``        ``// MS[i] is going to store maximum sum``        ``// subsequence in subarray from arr[i]``        ``// to arr[n-1]``        ``int` `MS[] = ``new` `int``[N];` `        ``// We fill MS from right to left.``        ``MS[N - ``1``] = arr[N - ``1``];``        ``for` `(``int` `i = N - ``2``; i >= ``0``; i--) {``            ``if` `(i + k + ``1` `>= N)``                ``MS[i] = Math.max(arr[i], MS[i + ``1``]);``            ``else``                ``MS[i] = Math.max(arr[i] + MS[i + k + ``1``],``                                ``MS[i + ``1``]);``        ``}` `        ``return` `MS[``0``];``    ``}` `    ``// Driver code``    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)``    ``{``        ``int` `N = ``10``, k = ``2``;``        ``int` `arr[] = { ``50``, ``70``, ``40``, ``50``, ``90``, ``70``, ``60``,``                      ``40``, ``70``, ``50` `};``        ``System.out.println(maxSum(arr, N, k));``    ``}``}``// This code is contributed by Prerna Saini`

## Python3

 `# Python3 program to find maximum``# sum subsequence such that elements``# are at least k distance away.` `def` `maxSum(arr, N, k):` `    ``# MS[i] is going to store maximum sum``    ``# subsequence in subarray from arr[i]``    ``# to arr[n-1]``    ``MS ``=` `[``0` `for` `i ``in` `range``(N)]` `    ``# We fill MS from right to left.``    ``MS[N ``-` `1``] ``=` `arr[N ``-` `1``]``    ``for` `i ``in` `range``(N ``-` `2``, ``-``1``, ``-``1``):``        ``if` `(i ``+` `k ``+` `1` `>``=` `N):``            ``MS[i] ``=` `max``(arr[i], MS[i ``+` `1``])``        ``else``:``            ``MS[i] ``=` `max``(arr[i] ``+` `MS[i ``+` `k ``+` `1``],``                                 ``MS[i ``+` `1``])``    ` `    ``return` `MS[``0``]` `# Driver code``N ``=` `10``; k ``=` `2``arr ``=` `[ ``50``, ``70``, ``40``, ``50``, ``90``, ``70``, ``60``, ``40``, ``70``, ``50` `]``print``(maxSum(arr, N, k))``    ` `# This code is contributed by Anant Agarwal.`

## C#

 `// C# program to find maximum sum``// subsequence such that elements``// are at least k distance away.``using` `System;`` ` `class` `GFG {`` ` `    ``static` `int` `maxSum(``int` `[]arr, ``int` `N, ``int` `k)``    ``{``        ``// MS[i] is going to store maximum sum``        ``// subsequence in subarray from arr[i]``        ``// to arr[n-1]``        ``int` `[]MS = ``new` `int``[N];`` ` `        ``// We fill MS from right to left.``        ``MS[N - 1] = arr[N - 1];``        ``for` `(``int` `i = N - 2; i >= 0; i--) {``            ` `            ``if` `(i + k + 1 >= N)``                ``MS[i] = Math.Max(arr[i], MS[i + 1]);``            ``else``                ``MS[i] = Math.Max(arr[i] + MS[i + k + 1],``                                ``MS[i + 1]);``        ``}`` ` `        ``return` `MS;``    ``}`` ` `    ``// Driver code``    ``public` `static` `void` `Main()``    ``{``        ``int` `N = 10, k = 2;``        ``int` `[]arr = { 50, 70, 40, 50, 90, 70, 60,``                                    ``40, 70, 50 };``        ``Console.WriteLine(maxSum(arr, N, k));``    ``}``}` `// This code is contributed by Anant Agarwal.`

## PHP

 `= 0; ``\$i``--)``    ``{``        ``if` `(``\$i` `+ ``\$k` `+ 1 >= ``\$N``)``            ``\$MS``[``\$i``] = max(``\$arr``[``\$i``],``                      ``\$MS``[``\$i` `+ 1]);``        ``else``            ``\$MS``[``\$i``] = max(``\$arr``[``\$i``] +``                      ``\$MS``[``\$i` `+ ``\$k` `+ 1],``                      ``\$MS``[``\$i` `+ 1]);``    ``}` `    ``return` `\$MS``;``}` `// Driver code``\$N` `= 10; ``\$k` `= 2;``\$arr` `= ``array``(50, 70, 40, 50, 90,``             ``70, 60, 40, 70, 50);``echo``(maxSum(``\$arr``, ``\$N``, ``\$k``));` `// This code is contributed by Ajit.``?>`

## Javascript

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Output

`230`

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