Program to count number of 5-star reviews required to reach threshold percentage in Python

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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

    • return 0

  • delta := t * b - 100 * a

  • return floor of (delta +(99 - t))/(100 - t)

Example

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))

Input

[[3, 4], [1, 2],[4, 6] ],78

Output

7
raja
Updated on 11-Oct-2021 06:19:05

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