Need help understanding a greedy solution

Revision en1, by aj116, 2017-04-20 18:19:21

I was solving this question:

The output specification states that: "Note that in the process of performing operations the heights of some towers can become equal to zero."

Consider the second test case:

3 4

2 2 4

We can arrive at a better solution than the one given by doing the following operations:

1 2

1 2

Now the towers are: 4 4 with instability 0 (as tower 1 no longer exists). But the answer states minimum as 1.

Can somebody please help me understand what I am misunderstanding here?


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