Hackerrank 101oct Halloween party


You are given a very large rectangular chocolate bar. You must cut only as 1 x 1 pieces. You are allowed to do only ‘K’ cuts at the maximum. What is maximum number of chocolate pieces can u cut ?

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Let ‘a’ be the number of cuts made horizontally. Let ‘b’ be the number cuts vertically.

Total number of Chocolate pieces  = a * b

We know that, b = K – a;

So, Tot. no. of Choc. Pieces = a * K – a

Only When a = K / 2, No. of Chocolate pieces will be maximum

So, Maximum No. of Pieces = K2 /2  – K2/4   =   K2 / 4


#include <cmath>
#include <cstdio>
#include <vector>
#include <iostream>
#include <algorithm>
using namespace std;
int main() {

int t;
          long long int k;
          printf("%lld\n", (k*k)/4LL);
return 0;

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