Equal Stacks

Problem Statement :

ou have three stacks of cylinders where each cylinder has the same diameter, but they may vary in height. You can change the height of a stack by removing and discarding its topmost cylinder any number of times.

Find the maximum possible height of the stacks such that all of the stacks are exactly the same height. This means you must remove zero or more cylinders from the top of zero or more of the three stacks until they are all the same height, then return the height.


h1  =  [ 1,  2, 1, 1 ]
h2  =  [ 1, 1, 2 ]
h3  = [ 1, 1 ]

There are 4, 3 and 2  cylinders in the three stacks, with their heights in the three arrays. Remove the top 2 cylinders from h1 (heights = [1, 2]) and from h2 (heights = [1, 1]) so that the three stacks all are 2 units tall. Return 2 as the answer.

Input Format

The first line contains three space-separated integers,  n1 ,  n2 , and n3, the numbers of cylinders in stacks 1 , 2 , and 3. The subsequent lines describe the respective heights of each cylinder in a stack from top to bottom:

The second line contains n1 space-separated integers, the cylinder heights in stack . The first element is the top cylinder of the stack.
The third line contains n2 space-separated integers, the cylinder heights in stack . The first element is the top cylinder of the stack.
The fourth line contains n3 space-separated integers, the cylinder heights in stack . The first element is the top cylinder of the stack.

Note: An empty stack is still a stack.

Function Description

Complete the equalStacks function in the editor below.

equalStacks has the following parameters:

int h1[n1]: the first array of heights
int h2[n2]: the second array of heights
int h3[n3]: the third array of heights

int: the height of the stacks when they are equalized

Solution :


                            Solution in C :

In C++ :

using namespace std;
#define FOR(i,a,b) for(int i = (a); i <= (b); ++i)
#define FORD(i,a,b) for(int i = (a); i >= (b); --i)
#define RI(i,n) FOR(i,1,(n))
#define REP(i,n) FOR(i,0,(n)-1)
#define mini(a,b) a=min(a,b)
#define maxi(a,b) a=max(a,b)
#define mp make_pair
#define pb push_back
#define st first
#define nd second
#define sz(w) (int) w.size()
typedef vector<int> vi;
typedef long long ll;
typedef long double ld;
typedef pair<int,int> pii;
const int inf = 1e9 + 5;
const int nax = 1e6 + 5;

int main() {
	int aa, bb, cc;
	scanf("%d%d%d", &aa, &bb, &cc);
	vi a, b, c;
	REP(_, aa) {
		int x;
		scanf("%d", &x);
	REP(_, bb) {
		int x;
		scanf("%d", &x);
	REP(_, cc) {
		int x;
		scanf("%d", &x);
	reverse(a.begin(), a.end());
	reverse(b.begin(), b.end());
	reverse(c.begin(), c.end());
	ll A = 0, B = 0, C = 0;
	for(int x : a) A += x;
	for(int x : b) B += x;
	for(int x : c) C += x;
	while(A != B || A != C) {
		if(A == max(max(A, B), C)) {
			A -= a.back();
		else if(B == max(max(A, B), C)) {
			B -= b.back();
		else {
			C -= c.back();
	printf("%lld\n", A);
	return 0;

In Java :

/* Andy Rock
 * June 25, 2016
 * World CodeSprint #4

import java.io.*;
import java.math.*;
import java.util.*;

public class Main
	public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException
		BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(System.in));

		StringTokenizer st = new StringTokenizer(in.readLine());
		int[] n =

		int[][] h = new int[3][];
		int[] sum = new int[3];
		for(int i=0;i<3;i++)
			st = new StringTokenizer(in.readLine());
			h[i] = new int[n[i]];
			for(int j=0;j<n[i];j++)
				h[i][j] = Integer.parseInt(st.nextToken());
				sum[i] += h[i][j];

		int[] pos = new int[3];
			for(int i=0;i<3;i++)
				if(sum[i] > Math.min(sum[0], Math.min(sum[1], sum[2])))
					sum[i] -= h[i][pos[i]];
			if(sum[0] == sum[1] && sum[1] == sum[2])


In C :

#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <math.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int main() {
    int n1,n2,n3,i,j=0,k=0,s1=0,s2=0,s3=0;
    scanf("%d %d %d",&n1,&n2,&n3);
    int arr1[n1];
    int arr2[n2];
    int arr3[n3];
        if((s1==s2 && s2==s3) || s1==0 || s2==0 || s3==0)
        if(s1>=s2 && s1>=s3)
        else if(s2>=s1 && s2>=s3)
    if(s1==0 || s2==0 || s3==0)
    return 0;

In Python3 :

def read_stack():
    stack = [int(x) for x in input().split(' ')]
    stack = list(reversed(stack))
    sum_stack = set()
    psum = 0
    for i in range(len(stack)):
        psum += stack[i]
    return sum_stack


ans = read_stack()
ans &= read_stack()
ans &= read_stack()
if len(ans) > 0:

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