Suppose we have a list called reviews and a threshold value t. Each item in reviews[i] has [x, y] means product i had x number of 5-star rating and y number of reviews. We have to find the minimum number of additional 5-star reviews we need so that the percentage of 5-star reviews for those items list is at least t percent.
So, if the input is like reviews = [[3, 4],[1, 2],[4, 6]] threshold = 78, then the output will be 7, as in total there were 8 5-star reviews and 12 reviews. To reach 78% 5-star reviews, we need 7 more 5-star reviews.
To solve this, we will follow these steps −
a := 0, b := 0
for each 5-star count c and review count d in reviews, do
a := a + c
b := b + d
if a * 100 >= t * b, then
delta := t * b - 100 * a
return floor of (delta +(99 - t))/(100 - t)
Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding
def solve(reviews, t): a = 0 b = 0 for c, d in reviews: a += c b += d if a * 100 >= t * b: return 0 delta = t * b - 100 * a return (delta + (99 - t)) // (100 - t) reviews = [ [3, 4], [1, 2], [4, 6] ] t = 78 print(solve(reviews, t))
[[3, 4], [1, 2],[4, 6] ],78