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Minimum number of letters needed to make a total of n

  • Last Updated : 18 Mar, 2021

Given an integer n and let a = 1, b = 2, c= 3, ….., z = 26. The task is to find the minimum number of letters needed to make a total of n.
Examples: 
 

Input: n = 48 
Output:
48 can be written as z + v, where z = 26 and v = 22
Input: n = 23 
Output:
 

 

Approach: There are 2 possible cases: 
 

  1. If n is divisible by 26 then the answer will be n / 26.
  2. If n is not divisible by 26 then the answer will be (n / 26) + 1.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:
 



C++




// C++ implementation of the approach
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
 
// Function to return the minimum letters
// required to make a total of n
int minLettersNeeded(int n)
{
    if (n % 26 == 0)
        return (n / 26);
    else
        return ((n / 26) + 1);
}
 
// Driver code
int main()
{
    int n = 52;
    cout << minLettersNeeded(n);
 
    return 0;
}

Java




// Java implementation of the approach
class GFG {
 
    // Function to return the minimum letters
    // required to make a total of n
    static int minLettersNeeded(int n)
    {
        if (n % 26 == 0)
            return (n / 26);
        else
            return ((n / 26) + 1);
    }
 
    // Driver code
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
        int n = 52;
        System.out.print(minLettersNeeded(n));
    }
}

Python3




# Python3 implementation of the approach
 
# Function to return the minimum letters
# required to make a total of n
def minLettersNeeded(n):
 
    if n % 26 == 0:
        return (n//26)
    else:
        return ((n//26) + 1)
 
# Driver code
n = 52
print(minLettersNeeded(n))

C#




// C# implementation of the approach
using System;
class GFG {
 
    // Function to return the minimum letters
    // required to make a total of n
    static int minLettersNeeded(int n)
    {
        if (n % 26 == 0)
            return (n / 26);
        else
            return ((n / 26) + 1);
    }
 
    // Driver code
    public static void Main()
    {
        int n = 52;
        Console.Write(minLettersNeeded(n));
    }
}

PHP




<?php
// PHP implementation of the approach
 
// Function to return the minimum
// letters required to make a
// total of n
function minLettersNeeded($n)
{
    if ($n % 26 == 0)
        return floor(($n / 26));
    else
        return floor(($n / 26) + 1);
}
 
// Driver code
$n = 52;
 
echo minLettersNeeded($n);
 
// This code is contirbuted by Ryuga
?>

Javascript




<script>
// Javascript implementation of the approach
 
// Function to return the minimum letters
// required to make a total of n
function minLettersNeeded(n)
{
    if (n % 26 == 0)
        return parseInt(n / 26);
    else
        return (parseInt(n / 26) + 1);
}
 
// Driver code
var n = 52;
document.write(minLettersNeeded(n));
 
// This code is contributed by noob2000
</script>
Output: 
2

 

Time Complexity: O(1)
 

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