Find the number of rectangles of size 2x1 which can be placed inside a rectangle of size n x m in Python

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Suppose we have two values n and m; we have to find the number of rectangles of size 2x1 that can be set inside a rectangle of size n x m. There are few conditions, that we have to consider −

  • Any two small rectangles cannot overlap.

  • Every small rectangle lies completely inside the bigger one. It is permitted to touch the edges of the bigger rectangle.

So, if the input is like

n = 3, m = 3, then the output will be 4

To solve this, we will follow these steps −

  • if n mod 2 is same as 0, then

    • return(n / 2) * m

  • otherwise when m mod 2 is 0, then

    • return(m / 2) * n

  • return (n * m - 1) / 2

Example

Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding −

 Live Demo

def count_rect(n, m):
   if (n % 2 == 0):
      return (n / 2) * m
   elif (m % 2 == 0):
      return (m // 2) * n
   return (n * m - 1) // 2
n = 3
m = 3
print(count_rect(n, m))

Input:

3, 3

Output

4
raja
Published on 27-Aug-2020 06:19:01
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