posted 5 years ago
Can someone please help me in understanding below problem -
Distributing Medals It's the medal distribution ceremony. 10^6 police officers, numbered from 1 to 10^6, are standing in a line. There are N (1<=N<=1000) iterations of medal distribution. In iteration i (0 < = i < N), count[i] ( 1 < = count[i] < = 100) medals are given to all officers from from[i] to to[i] ( 1 < = from[i] < = to[i] < = 10^6 )
If we sum up the number of medals received starting from the first officer, who would be the first officer for which the cumulative sum exceeds a given medal count THRESHOLD ( 1 < = THRESHOLD < = 10^9 )?
Input/Output Specifications Input format:
You are given 5 inputs:
input1 = N, the number of iterations
input2 = count, the array of medal counts in each iteration
input3 = from, the array of starting indices in each iteration
input4 = to, the array of ending indices in each iteration
input5 = THRESHOLD, the medal count threshold
Output format:
An integer, representing the number of the first officer such that the cumulative sum of medals starting from the first officer upto this officer exceeds THRESHOLD. The output should be -1 if such an officer does not exist.
This question was asked in one interview, but i am not able to understand this problem.
Thanks,
Punit