[LeetCode]#455. Assign Cookies

Environment: Python 3.7

Key technique: Greedy algorithm

Assume you are an awesome parent and want to give your children some cookies. But, you should give each child at most one cookie. Each child i has a greed factor gi, which is the minimum size of a cookie that the child will be content with; and each cookie j has a size sj. If sj >= gi, we can assign the cookie j to the child i, and the child i will be content. Your goal is to maximize the number of your content children and output the maximum number.

Note:
You may assume the greed factor is always positive.
You cannot assign more than one cookie to one child.

Example 1:

Input: [1,2,3], [1,1]Output: 1Explanation: You have 3 children and 2 cookies. The greed factors of 3 children are 1, 2, 3. 
And even though you have 2 cookies, since their size is both 1, you could only make the child whose greed factor is 1 content.
You need to output 1.

Example 2:

Input: [1,2], [1,2,3]Output: 2Explanation: You have 2 children and 3 cookies. The greed factors of 2 children are 1, 2. 
You have 3 cookies and their sizes are big enough to gratify all of the children,
You need to output 2.

Analysis:

The scope of this problem is that meet children cookie size. We can see below and two children can satisfy which size cookie they want (size 7 and 8). So the answer is 2.

Solution:

class Solution:
def findContentChildren(self, g, s):
g=sorted(g)
s=sorted(s)
ans,i,j=0,0,0
while i<len(s) and j<len(g):
if s[i]>=g[i]:
ans+=1
i+=1
j+=1
else:
i+=1
return ans

Submitted result:

Reference:

https://leetcode.com/problems/assign-cookies/discuss/532374/python3-greedy

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