1846. Maximum Element After Decreasing and Rearranging

1846. Maximum Element After Decreasing and Rearranging

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You are given an array of positive integers arr. Perform some operations (possibly none) on arr so that it satisfies these conditions:

  • The value of the first element in arr must be 1.

  • The absolute difference between any 2 adjacent elements must be less than or equal to 1. In other words, abs(arr[i] - arr[i - 1]) <= 1 for each i where 1 <= i < arr.length (0-indexed). abs(x) is the absolute value of x.

There are 2 types of operations that you can perform any number of times:

  • Decrease the value of any element of arr to a smaller positive integer.

  • Rearrange the elements of arr to be in any order.

Return the maximum possible value of an element in arr after performing the operations to satisfy the conditions.

Example 1:

Input: arr = [2,2,1,2,1]
Output: 2
Explanation: 
We can satisfy the conditions by rearranging arr so it becomes [1,2,2,2,1].
The largest element in arr is 2.

Example 2:

Input: arr = [100,1,1000]
Output: 3
Explanation: 
One possible way to satisfy the conditions is by doing the following:
1. Rearrange arr so it becomes [1,100,1000].
2. Decrease the value of the second element to 2.
3. Decrease the value of the third element to 3.
Now arr = [1,2,3], which satisfies the conditions.
The largest element in arr is 3.

Example 3:

Input: arr = [1,2,3,4,5]
Output: 5
Explanation: The array already satisfies the conditions, and the largest element is 5.

Constraints:

  • 1 <= arr.length <= 10<sup>5</sup>

  • 1 <= arr[i] <= 10<sup>9</sup>


Approach

  • First Sort the array
arr.sort()
  • The value of the first element in arr must be 1.
        max_val = 1

        for i in range(1, len(arr)):
            if arr[i] > max_val:
                max_val += 1
  • And then just return the maxval

Final Solution Beats 98%

class Solution:
    def maximumElementAfterDecrementingAndRearranging(self, arr: List[int]) -> int:
        arr.sort()
        max_val = 1

        for i in range(1, len(arr)):
            if arr[i] > max_val:
                max_val += 1

        return max_val

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