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# Partition N into M parts such that difference between Max and Min part is smallest

• Last Updated : 13 Sep, 2021

Given two integers N and M, partition N into M integers such that the difference between the maximum and minimum integer obtained by the partition is as small as possible.

Print the M numbers A1, A2….Am, such that:

• sum(A) = N.
• max(A)-min(A) is minimized.

Examples:

```Input : N = 11, M = 3
Output : A[] = {4, 4, 3}

Input : N = 8, M = 4
Output : A[] = {2, 2, 2, 2}```

To minimize the difference between the terms, we should have all of them as close to each other as possible. Let’s say, we could print any floating values instead of integers, the answer in that case would be 0 (print N/M M times). But since we need to print integers, we can divide it into 2 parts, floor(N/M) and floor(N/M)+1 which would give us the answer at most 1.
How many terms do we need to print of each type?
Let’s say we print floor(N/M) M times, the sum would be equal to N – (N%M). So we need to choose N%M terms and increase it by 1.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

## C++

 `// C++ program to partition N into M parts``// such that difference Max and Min``// part is smallest` `#include ``using` `namespace` `std;` `// Function to partition N into M parts such``// that difference Max and Min part``// is smallest``void` `printPartition(``int` `n, ``int` `m)``{``    ``int` `k = n / m; ``// Minimum value` `    ``int` `ct = n % m; ``// Number of (K+1) terms` `    ``int` `i;` `    ``for` `(i = 1; i <= ct; i++)``        ``cout << k + 1 << ``" "``;` `    ``for` `(; i <= m; i++)``        ``cout << k << ``" "``;``}` `// Driver Code``int` `main()``{``    ``int` `n = 5, m = 2;` `    ``printPartition(n, m);` `    ``return` `0;``}`

## Java

 `// Java program to partition N into M parts``// such that difference Max and Min``// part is smallest` `import` `java.io.*;` `class` `GFG {`  `// Function to partition N into M parts such``// that difference Max and Min part``// is smallest``static` `void` `printPartition(``int` `n, ``int` `m)``{``    ``int` `k = n / m; ``// Minimum value` `    ``int` `ct = n % m; ``// Number of (K+1) terms` `    ``int` `i;` `    ``for` `(i = ``1``; i <= ct; i++)``        ``System.out.print( k + ``1` `+ ``" "``);` `    ``for` `(; i <= m; i++)``        ``System.out.print( k + ``" "``);``}` `// Driver Code` `    ``public` `static` `void` `main (String[] args) {``    ``int` `n = ``5``, m = ``2``;` `    ``printPartition(n, m);``    ``}``}``// This code is contributed by anuj_67..`

## Python3

 `# Python 3 program to partition N into M parts``# such that difference Max and Min``# part is the smallest` `# Function to partition N into M parts such``# that difference Max and Min part``# is smallest``def` `printPartition(n, m):``    ``k ``=` `int``(n ``/` `m)``    ``# Minimum value` `    ``ct ``=` `n ``%` `m``    ``# Number of (K+1) terms` `    ``for` `i ``in` `range``(``1``,ct``+``1``,``1``):``        ``print``(k ``+` `1``,end``=` `" "``)``    ``count ``=` `i``    ``for` `i ``in` `range``(count,m,``1``):``        ``print``(k,end``=``" "``)` `# Driver Code``if` `__name__ ``=``=` `'__main__'``:``    ``n ``=` `5``    ``m ``=` `2``    ``printPartition(n, m)` `# This code is contributed by``# Surendra_Gangwar`

## C#

 `// C# program to partition N into M parts``// such that difference Max and Min``// part is smallest``using` `System;` `class` `GFG``{``static` `void` `printPartition(``int` `n, ``int` `m)``{``    ``int` `k = n / m; ``// Minimum value` `    ``int` `ct = n % m; ``// Number of (K+1) terms` `    ``int` `i;` `    ``for` `(i = 1; i <= ct; i++)``        ``Console.Write( k + 1 + ``" "``);` `    ``for` `(; i <= m; i++)``        ``Console.Write( k + ``" "``);``}` `// Driver Code``static` `public` `void` `Main ()``{``    ``int` `n = 5, m = 2;` `    ``printPartition(n, m);``}``}` `// This code is contributed by Sachin`

## PHP

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## Javascript

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Output:
`3 2`

Time Complexity: O(M)

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