C++ code to check water pouring game has all winner or not

C++Server Side ProgrammingProgramming

Suppose we have an array A with n elements and have another number s. There is one empty water mug and n non-empty water mugs on the table. In a game, there are few players. In each move, a player takes a non-empty mug of water and pours all water from it into the cup. If it overfills, the player will lost. We have to check whether all of them will be winner or not (the cup will not overfill). If one up is already filled completely, the next player will not play his/her move. Here s is the capacity of the empty cup and A[i] is amount of water present in ith cup.

So, if the input is like A = [3, 1, 3]; s = 4, then the output will be True, because by first and second player, the cup will be filled. For the last one, the player will not play that move.


To solve this, we will follow these steps −

k := 0
n := size of A
sort the array A
for initialize i := 0, when i < n - 1, update (increase i by 1), do:
   k := k + A[i]
if k > s, then:
   return false
   return true


Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding −

#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
bool solve(vector<int> A, int s){
   int k = 0;
   int n = A.size();
   sort(A.begin(), A.end());
   for (int i = 0; i < n - 1; i++)
      k += A[i];
   if (k > s)
      return false;
      return true;
int main(){
   vector<int> A = { 3, 1, 3 };
   int s = 4;
   cout << solve(A, s) << endl;


{ 3, 1, 3 }, 4


Updated on 30-Mar-2022 13:08:18