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  • Last Updated : 06 Jun, 2021

Given a number N representing the length of a bracket sequence consisting of brackets ‘(‘, ‘)’. The actual sequence is not known beforehand. Given the values of both brackets ‘(‘ and ‘)’ if placed at index i   in the expression. 
The task is to find the minimum sum possible of any bracket sequence of length N using the above information.
Here adj[i][0] represents the value assigned to ‘)’ bracket at ith index and adj[i][1] represents the value assigned to ‘(‘ bracket at ith index. 
Constraints
 

  • There should be N/2 pairs made of brackets. That is, N/2 pairs of ‘(‘, ‘)’.
  • Find minimum sum of proper bracket expression.
  • Index starts from 0.

Examples
 

Input : N = 4 
        adj[N][2] ={{5000, 3000},
                    {6000, 2000}, 
                    {8000, 1000}, 
                    {9000, 6000}} 
Output : 19000
Assigning first index as '(' for proper 
bracket expression is (_ _ _  . 
Now all the possible bracket expressions are ()() and (()). 
where '(' denotes as adj[i][1] and ')' denotes as adj[i][0]. 
Hence, for ()() sum is 3000+6000+1000+9000=19000.
and (()), sum is 3000+2000+8000+9000=220000. 
Thus answer is 19000

Input : N = 4 
        adj[N][2] = {{435, 111},
                     {43, 33}, 
                     {1241, 1111}, 
                     {234, 22}}
Output : 1499

 

Algorithm
 

  1. The first element of the bracket sequence can only be ‘(‘, hence value of adj[0][1] is only of use at index 0.
  2. Call a function to find a proper bracket expression using dp as discussed in this article.
  3. Denote ‘(‘ as adj[i][1] and ‘)’ as a adj[i][0].
  4. Find the minimum sum of all possible correct bracket expressions.
  5. Return the answer + adj[0][1].

Below is the implementation of the above approach: 
 

C++




// C++ program to find the Minimum sum possible
// of any bracket sequence of length N using
// the given values for brackets
 
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
 
#define MAX_VAL 10000000
 
// DP array
int dp[100][100];
 
// Recursive function to check for
// correct bracket expression
int find(int index, int openbrk, int n, int adj[][2])
{
    /// Not a proper bracket expression
    if (openbrk < 0)
        return MAX_VAL;
 
    // If reaches at end
    if (index == n) {
 
        /// If proper bracket expression
        if (openbrk == 0) {
            return 0;
        }
        else // if not, return max
            return MAX_VAL;
    }
 
    // If already visited
    if (dp[index][openbrk] != -1)
        return dp[index][openbrk];
 
    // To find out minimum sum
    dp[index][openbrk] = min(adj[index][1] + find(index + 1,
                                                  openbrk + 1, n, adj),
                             adj[index][0] + find(index + 1,
                                                  openbrk - 1, n, adj));
 
    return dp[index][openbrk];
}
 
// Driver Code
int main()
{
    int n = 4;
    int adj[n][2] = { { 5000, 3000 },
                      { 6000, 2000 },
                      { 8000, 1000 },
                      { 9000, 6000 } };
 
    memset(dp, -1, sizeof(dp));
 
    cout << find(1, 1, n, adj) + adj[0][1] << endl;
 
    return 0;
}

Java




// Java program to find the Minimum sum possible
// of any bracket sequence of length N using
// the given values for brackets
 
public class GFG {
 
    final static int MAX_VAL = 10000000 ;
 
    // DP array
    static int dp[][] = new int[100][100];
 
    // Recursive function to check for
    // correct bracket expression
    static int find(int index, int openbrk, int n, int adj[][])
    {
        /// Not a proper bracket expression
        if (openbrk < 0)
            return MAX_VAL;
 
        // If reaches at end
        if (index == n) {
 
            /// If proper bracket expression
            if (openbrk == 0) {
                return 0;
            }
            else // if not, return max
                return MAX_VAL;
        }
 
        // If already visited
        if (dp[index][openbrk] != -1)
            return dp[index][openbrk];
 
        // To find out minimum sum
        dp[index][openbrk] = Math.min(adj[index][1] + find(index + 1,
                                                      openbrk + 1, n, adj),
                                 adj[index][0] + find(index + 1,
                                                      openbrk - 1, n, adj));
 
        return dp[index][openbrk];
    }
 
 
// Driver code
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
            int n = 4;
            int adj[][] = { { 5000, 3000 },
                              { 6000, 2000 },
                              { 8000, 1000 },
                              { 9000, 6000 } };
 
            for (int i = 0; i < dp.length; i ++)
                for (int j = 0; j < dp.length; j++)
                    dp[i][j] = -1 ;
                 
 
            System.out.println(find(1, 1, n, adj) + adj[0][1]);
 
 
    }
    // This code is contributed by ANKITRAI1
}

Python3




# Python 3 program to find the Minimum sum
# possible of any bracket sequence of length
# N using the given values for brackets
 
MAX_VAL = 10000000
 
# DP array
dp = [[-1 for i in range(100)]
          for i in range(100)]
 
# Recursive function to check for
# correct bracket expression
def find(index, openbrk, n, adj):
     
    # Not a proper bracket expression
    if (openbrk < 0):
        return MAX_VAL
 
    # If reaches at end
    if (index == n):
         
        # If proper bracket expression
        if (openbrk == 0):
            return 0
             
    # if not, return max
        else:
            return MAX_VAL
 
    # If already visited
    if (dp[index][openbrk] != -1):
        return dp[index][openbrk]
 
    # To find out minimum sum
    dp[index][openbrk] = min(adj[index][1] + find(index + 1,
                                             openbrk + 1, n, adj),
                             adj[index][0] + find(index + 1,
                                             openbrk - 1, n, adj))
 
    return dp[index][openbrk]
 
# Driver Code
if __name__ == '__main__':
    n = 4;
    adj = [[5000, 3000],[6000, 2000],
           [8000, 1000],[9000, 6000]]
 
    print(find(1, 1, n, adj) + adj[0][1])
     
# This code is contributed by
# Sanjit_Prasad

C#




// C# program to find the Minimum sum possible
// of any bracket sequence of length N using
// the given values for brackets
using System;
   
class GFG
{
    public static int MAX_VAL = 10000000;
     
    // DP array
    public static int[,] dp = new int[100,100];
       
    // Recursive function to check for
    // correct bracket expression
    public static int find(int index, int openbrk, int n, int[,] adj)
    {
        /// Not a proper bracket expression
        if (openbrk < 0)
            return MAX_VAL;
       
        // If reaches at end
        if (index == n) {
       
            /// If proper bracket expression
            if (openbrk == 0) {
                return 0;
            }
            else // if not, return max
                return MAX_VAL;
        }
       
        // If already visited
        if (dp[index,openbrk] != -1)
            return dp[index,openbrk];
       
        // To find out minimum sum
        dp[index,openbrk] = Math.Min(adj[index,1] + find(index + 1,
                                                      openbrk + 1, n, adj),
                                 adj[index,0] + find(index + 1,
                                                      openbrk - 1, n, adj));
       
        return dp[index,openbrk];
    }
       
    // Driver Code     
     
    static void Main()
    {
        int n = 4;
          
        int[,] adj = new int[,]{
                            { 5000, 3000 },
                            { 6000, 2000 },
                            { 8000, 1000 },
                            { 9000, 6000 }
        };
       
        for(int i = 0; i < 100; i++)
            for(int j = 0; j < 100; j++)
                dp[i,j] = -1;
       
        Console.Write(find(1, 1, n, adj) + adj[0,1] + "\n");
    }
    //This code is contributed by DrRoot_
}

PHP




<?php
// PHP program to find the Minimum sum possible
// of any bracket sequence of length N using
// the given values for brackets
$MAX_VAL = 10000000;
$dp = array_fill(0, 100,
      array_fill(0, 100, -1));
 
// Recursive function to check for
// correct bracket expression
function find($index, $openbrk, $n, $adj)
{
    global $MAX_VAL;
    global $dp;
     
    /// Not a proper bracket expression
    if ($openbrk < 0)
        return $MAX_VAL;
 
    // If reaches at end
    if ($index == $n)
    {
 
        /// If proper bracket expression
        if ($openbrk == 0)
        {
            return 0;
        }
        else // if not, return max
            return $MAX_VAL;
    }
 
    // If already visited
    if ($dp[$index][$openbrk] != -1)
        return $dp[$index][$openbrk];
 
    // To find out minimum sum
    $dp[$index][$openbrk] = min($adj[$index][1] +
                           find($index + 1, $openbrk + 1, $n, $adj),
                                $adj[$index][0] +
                           find($index + 1, $openbrk - 1, $n, $adj));
 
    return $dp[$index][$openbrk];
}
 
// Driver Code
$n = 4;
$adj = array(array(5000, 3000),
             array(6000, 2000),
             array(8000, 1000),
             array(9000, 6000));
 
echo find(1, 1, $n, $adj) + $adj[0][1];
 
// This code is contributed by ihritik
?>

Javascript




<script>
    // Javascript program to find the Minimum sum possible
    // of any bracket sequence of length N using
    // the given values for brackets
     
    let MAX_VAL = 10000000 ;
   
    // DP array
    let dp = new Array(100);
    for(let i = 0; i < 100; i++)
    {
        dp[i] = new Array(100);
        for(let j = 0; j < 100; j++)
        {
            dp[i][j] = 0;
        }
    }
   
    // Recursive function to check for
    // correct bracket expression
    function find(index, openbrk, n, adj)
    {
        /// Not a proper bracket expression
        if (openbrk < 0)
            return MAX_VAL;
   
        // If reaches at end
        if (index == n) {
   
            /// If proper bracket expression
            if (openbrk == 0) {
                return 0;
            }
            else // if not, return max
                return MAX_VAL;
        }
   
        // If already visited
        if (dp[index][openbrk] != -1)
            return dp[index][openbrk];
   
        // To find out minimum sum
        dp[index][openbrk] = Math.min(adj[index][1] + find(index + 1,
                                                      openbrk + 1, n, adj),
                                 adj[index][0] + find(index + 1,
                                                      openbrk - 1, n, adj));
   
        return dp[index][openbrk];
    }
     
    let n = 4;
    let adj = [ [ 5000, 3000 ],
                [ 6000, 2000 ],
                [ 8000, 1000 ],
                [ 9000, 6000 ] ];
 
    for (let i = 0; i < dp.length; i ++)
      for (let j = 0; j < dp.length; j++)
        dp[i][j] = -1 ;
 
 
    document.write(find(1, 1, n, adj) + adj[0][1]);
     
    // This code is contributed by divyesh072019.
</script>
Output: 
19000

 

Time Complexity: O(N2)
 


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