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# Minimum Cost to Hire K Workers in C++

Suppose there are N workers. Each worker has the quality parameter. The i-th worker has a quality[i] and a minimum wage expectation wage[i]. Now we want to hire K workers to form a paid group. When we are hiring a group of K workers, we must pay them according to the following rules −

Each worker in the paid group should be paid in the ratio of their quality by comparing with others in the paid group.

Every worker in the paid group must be paid at least their minimum wage expectation.

We have to find the least amount of money needed to form a paid group satisfying the above conditions.

So, if the input is like quality = [10,22,5], wage = [70,52,30] and K = 2, then the output will be 105.000. This is because we will pay 70 to the first worker and 35 to the 3rd worker.

To solve this, we will follow these steps −

Define Data with q, w and r

n := size of quality

Make an array of Data v of size n

for initialize i := 0, when i < n, update (increase i by 1), do −

q of v[i] := quality[i]

w of v[i] := wage[i]

r of v[i] := w of v[i] /q of v[i]

sort the array v based on the r values

temp := 0

sum := 0

ans := inf

Define one priority queue pq

for initialize i := 0, when i < n, update (increase i by 1), do −

if size of pq is same as k, then −

x := top element of pq

sum := sum - x

delete element from pq

if size of pq is same as k - 1, then −

ans := minimum of (sum * r of v[i]) + w of v[i] and ans

sum := sum + q of v[i]

insert q of v[i] into pq

return ans

Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding −

## Example

#include <bits/stdc++.h> using namespace std; struct Data { double q, w, r; }; class Solution { public: static bool cmp(Data a, Data b) { return a.r < b.r; } double mincostToHireWorkers(vector<int> &quality, vector<int> &wage, int k) { int n = quality.size(); vector<Data> v(n); for (int i = 0; i < n; i++) { v[i].q = quality[i]; v[i].w = wage[i]; v[i].r = v[i].w / v[i].q; } sort(v.begin(), v.end(), cmp); double temp = 0; double sum = 0; double ans = INT_MAX; priority_queue<int> pq; for (int i = 0; i < n; i++) { if (pq.size() == k) { double x = pq.top(); sum -= x; pq.pop(); } if (pq.size() == k - 1) { ans = min((sum * v[i].r) + v[i].w, ans); } sum += v[i].q; pq.push(v[i].q); } return ans; } }; main(){ Solution ob; vector<int> v = {10,22,5}, v1 = {70,52,30}; cout << (ob.mincostToHireWorkers(v, v1, 2)); }

## Input

{10,22,5} {70,52,30} 2

## Output

105

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