# Reduce every element of the array to it’s half retaining the sum zero

Given an array **arr[]** of **N** integers with total element sum equal to zero. The task is to reduce every element to it’s half such that the total sum remain zero. For every odd element **X** in the array, it could be reduced to either**(X + 1) / 2** or **(X – 1) / 2**.**Examples:**

Input:arr[] = {-7, 14, -7}Output:-4 7 -3

-4 + 7 -3 = 0Input:arr[] = {-14, 14}Output:-7 7

**Approach:** All the even elements could be divided by 2 but for odd elements, they have to be alternatively reduced to **(X + 1) / 2** and **(X – 1) / 2** in order to retain the original sum (i.e. 0) in the final array.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

## C++

`// C++ implementation of the above approach` `#include<bits/stdc++.h>` `using` `namespace` `std;` `// Function to reduce every` `// element to it's half such that` `// the total sum remain zero` `void` `half(` `int` `arr[], ` `int` `n)` `{` ` ` `int` `i;` ` ` ` ` `// Flag to swith between alternating` ` ` `// odd numbers in the array` ` ` `int` `flag = 0;` ` ` ` ` `// For every element of the array` ` ` `for` `(i = 0; i < n; i++)` ` ` `{` ` ` ` ` `// If its even then reduce it to half` ` ` `if` `(arr[i] % 2 == 0 )` ` ` `cout << arr[i] / 2 << ` `" "` `;` ` ` ` ` `// If its odd` ` ` `else` ` ` `{` ` ` ` ` `// Reduce the odd elements` ` ` `// alternatively` ` ` `if` `(flag == 0)` ` ` `{` ` ` `cout << arr[i] / 2 - 1 << ` `" "` `;` ` ` ` ` `// Switch flag` ` ` `flag = 1;` ` ` `}` ` ` `else` ` ` `{` ` ` `int` `q = arr[i] / 2;` ` ` `cout<<q <<` `" "` `;` ` ` ` ` `// Switch flag` ` ` `flag = 0;` ` ` `}` ` ` `}` ` ` `}` `}` `// Driver code` `int` `main ()` `{` ` ` `int` `arr[] = {-7, 14, -7};` ` ` `int` `len = ` `sizeof` `(arr)/` `sizeof` `(arr[0]);` ` ` `half(arr, len) ;` ` ` `return` `0;` `}` `// This code is contributed by Rajput-Ji` |

## Java

`// Java implementation of the above approach` `class` `GFG` `{` `// Function to reduce every` `// element to it's half such that` `// the total sum remain zero` `static` `void` `half(` `int` `arr[], ` `int` `n)` `{` ` ` `int` `i;` ` ` ` ` `// Flag to swith between alternating` ` ` `// odd numbers in the array` ` ` `int` `flag = ` `0` `;` ` ` ` ` `// For every element of the array` ` ` `for` `(i = ` `0` `; i < n; i++)` ` ` `{` ` ` ` ` `// If its even then reduce it to half` ` ` `if` `(arr[i] % ` `2` `== ` `0` `)` ` ` `System.out.print(arr[i] / ` `2` `+ ` `" "` `);` ` ` ` ` `// If its odd` ` ` `else` ` ` `{` ` ` ` ` `// Reduce the odd elements` ` ` `// alternatively` ` ` `if` `(flag == ` `0` `)` ` ` `{` ` ` `System.out.print(arr[i] / ` `2` `- ` `1` `+ ` `" "` `);` ` ` ` ` `// Switch flag` ` ` `flag = ` `1` `;` ` ` `}` ` ` `else` ` ` `{` ` ` `int` `q = arr[i] / ` `2` `;` ` ` `System.out.print(q + ` `" "` `);` ` ` ` ` `// Switch flag` ` ` `flag = ` `0` `;` ` ` `}` ` ` `}` ` ` `}` `}` `// Driver code` `public` `static` `void` `main (String[] args)` `{` ` ` `int` `arr[] = {-` `7` `, ` `14` `, -` `7` `};` ` ` `int` `len = arr.length;` ` ` `half(arr, len) ;` `}` `}` `// This code is contributed by AnkitRai01` |

## Python3

`# Python3 implementation of the approach` `# Function to reduce every` `# element to it's half such that` `# the total sum remain zero` `def` `half(arr, n) :` ` ` ` ` `# Flag to swith between alternating` ` ` `# odd numbers in the array` ` ` `flag ` `=` `0` ` ` ` ` `# For every element of the array` ` ` `for` `i ` `in` `range` `(n):` ` ` ` ` `# If its even then reduce it to half` ` ` `if` `arr[i] ` `%` `2` `=` `=` `0` `:` ` ` `print` `(arr[i]` `/` `/` `2` `, end ` `=` `" "` `)` ` ` ` ` `# If its odd` ` ` `else` `:` ` ` ` ` `# Reduce the odd elements` ` ` `# alternatively` ` ` `if` `flag ` `=` `=` `0` `:` ` ` `print` `(arr[i]` `/` `/` `2` `, end ` `=` `" "` `)` ` ` ` ` `# Switch flag` ` ` `flag ` `=` `1` ` ` `else` `:` ` ` `q ` `=` `arr[i]` `/` `/` `2` ` ` `q` `+` `=` `1` ` ` `print` `(q, end ` `=` `" "` `)` ` ` ` ` `# Switch flag` ` ` `flag ` `=` `0` `# Driver code` `arr ` `=` `[` `-` `7` `, ` `14` `, ` `-` `7` `]` `half(arr, ` `len` `(arr))` |

## C#

`// C# implementation of the above approach` `using` `System;` `class` `GFG` `{` `// Function to reduce every` `// element to it's half such that` `// the total sum remain zero` `static` `void` `half(` `int` `[]arr, ` `int` `n)` `{` ` ` `int` `i;` ` ` ` ` `// Flag to swith between alternating` ` ` `// odd numbers in the array` ` ` `int` `flag = 0;` ` ` ` ` `// For every element of the array` ` ` `for` `(i = 0; i < n; i++)` ` ` `{` ` ` ` ` `// If its even then reduce it to half` ` ` `if` `(arr[i] % 2 == 0 )` ` ` `Console.Write(arr[i] / 2 + ` `" "` `);` ` ` ` ` `// If its odd` ` ` `else` ` ` `{` ` ` ` ` `// Reduce the odd elements` ` ` `// alternatively` ` ` `if` `(flag == 0)` ` ` `{` ` ` `Console.Write(arr[i] / 2 - 1 + ` `" "` `);` ` ` ` ` `// Switch flag` ` ` `flag = 1;` ` ` `}` ` ` `else` ` ` `{` ` ` `int` `q = arr[i] / 2;` ` ` `Console.Write(q + ` `" "` `);` ` ` ` ` `// Switch flag` ` ` `flag = 0;` ` ` `}` ` ` `}` ` ` `}` `}` `// Driver code` `public` `static` `void` `Main ()` `{` ` ` `int` `[] arr = {-7, 14, -7};` ` ` `int` `len = arr.Length;` ` ` `half(arr, len) ;` `}` `}` `// This code is contributed by mohit kumar 29` |

## Javascript

`<script>` `// Javascript implementation of the above approach` `// Function to reduce every` `// element to it's half such that` `// the total sum remain zero` `function` `half(arr, n)` `{` ` ` `let i;` ` ` ` ` `// Flag to swith between alternating` ` ` `// odd numbers in the array` ` ` `let flag = 0;` ` ` ` ` `// For every element of the array` ` ` `for` `(i = 0; i < n; i++)` ` ` `{` ` ` ` ` `// If its even then reduce it to half` ` ` `if` `(arr[i] % 2 == 0 )` ` ` `document.write(arr[i] / 2 + ` `" "` `);` ` ` ` ` `// If its odd` ` ` `else` ` ` `{` ` ` ` ` `// Reduce the odd elements` ` ` `// alternatively` ` ` `if` `(flag == 0)` ` ` `{` ` ` `document.write(Math.ceil(arr[i] / 2) - 1 + ` `" "` `);` ` ` ` ` `// Switch flag` ` ` `flag = 1;` ` ` `}` ` ` `else` ` ` `{` ` ` `let q = Math.ceil(arr[i] / 2);` ` ` `document.write(q + ` `" "` `);` ` ` ` ` `// Switch flag` ` ` `flag = 0;` ` ` `}` ` ` `}` ` ` `}` `}` `// Driver code` ` ` `let arr = [-7, 14, -7];` ` ` `let len = arr.length;` ` ` `half(arr, len) ;` `// This code is contributed by _saurabh_jaiswal` `</script>` |

**Output:**

-4 7 -3

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