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Problem 201: Subsets with a unique sum
(see projecteuler.net/problem=201)
For any set A of numbers, let sum(A) be the sum of the elements of A.
Consider the set B = {1,3,6,8,10,11}.
There are 20 subsets of B containing three elements, and their sums are:
sum({1,3,6}) = 10,
sum({1,3,8}) = 12,
sum({1,3,10}) = 14,
sum({1,3,11}) = 15,
sum({1,6,8}) = 15,
sum({1,6,10}) = 17,
sum({1,6,11}) = 18,
sum({1,8,10}) = 19,
sum({1,8,11}) = 20,
sum({1,10,11}) = 22,
sum({3,6,8}) = 17,
sum({3,6,10}) = 19,
sum({3,6,11}) = 20,
sum({3,8,10}) = 21,
sum({3,8,11}) = 22,
sum({3,10,11}) = 24,
sum({6,8,10}) = 24,
sum({6,8,11}) = 25,
sum({6,10,11}) = 27,
sum({8,10,11}) = 29.
Some of these sums occur more than once, others are unique.
For a set A, let U(A,k) be the set of unique sums of k-element subsets of A, in our example we find U(B,3) = {10,12,14,18,21,25,27,29} and sum(U(B,3)) = 156.
Now consider the 100-element set S = {1^2, 2^2, ... , 100^2}.
S has 100891344545564193334812497256 50-element subsets.
Determine the sum of all integers which are the sum of exactly one of the 50-element subsets of S, i.e. find sum(U(S,50)).
My Algorithm
Despite the high number of 50-elements subsets there is only a small number of possible sums:
sum_{i=50..100}{i^2} < 300000
That means I have to check about 300000 numbers whether they can be reached by adding 50 square numbers.
To be more specific, I have to check whether there is exactly one way to reach them by adding 50 squares.
The initial step is to generate all subsets of size 0 - there is only the empty set which is unique and has sum 0.
Then I process all numbers 1^2, 2^2, ..., 100^2 and do the following:
- iterate over all subset sizes, beginning with the highest (50)
- pick each valid subset (
reachable[] = true
) and add the current number - check if the subset without the current number was unique (see
duplicates[] = false
) and whether adding the current number produces a unique sum, too.
My first prototype was based on
std::map
but extremely slow and memory consuming.The published code works with highly efficient bit masks (
std::vector<bool>
).
Interactive test
You can submit your own input to my program and it will be instantly processed at my server:
This is equivalent toecho "100 10" | ./201
Output:
Note: the original problem's input 100 50
cannot be entered
because just copying results is a soft skill reserved for idiots.
(this interactive test is still under development, computations will be aborted after one second)
My code
… was written in C++11 and can be compiled with G++, Clang++, Visual C++. You can download it, too. Or just jump to my GitHub repository.
#include <iostream>
#include <vector>
int main()
{
unsigned int maxSet = 100;
unsigned int choose = 50;
std::cin >> maxSet >> choose;
// all squares
std::vector<unsigned int> values;
for (unsigned int i = 1; i <= maxSet; i++)
values.push_back(i*i);
std::vector<std::vector<bool>> reachable (choose + 1);
std::vector<std::vector<bool>> duplicates(choose + 1);
for (size_t i = 0; i < reachable.size(); i++)
{
// heuristic to allocate only as much memory as needed
size_t maxSize = maxSet*maxSet * i + 1;
if (maxSize > 300000) // somewhat below 300000 different sums
maxSize = 300000;
reachable [i].resize(maxSize, false);
duplicates[i].resize(maxSize, false);
}
// the empty set is always possible
reachable[0][0] = true;
// for each square ...
for (auto add : values)
{
// try to append it to any valid set
for (unsigned int numElements = choose; numElements > 0; numElements--)
{
// try every valid sum
for (size_t sum = 0; sum < reachable[numElements - 1].size(); sum++)
{
// sum must be possible
if (!reachable[numElements - 1][sum])
continue;
// append number to previous sum
auto current = add + sum;
// "sum" was a duplicate or "current" already exists ?
if (duplicates[numElements - 1][sum] ||
reachable[numElements][current])
{
// new sum is reachable but invalid
reachable [numElements][current] = true;
duplicates[numElements][current] = true;
}
else
{
// yes, new unique sum
reachable[numElements][current] = true;
}
}
}
}
// count all unique sums
unsigned int result = 0;
for (size_t sum = 0; sum < reachable[choose].size(); sum++)
if (reachable[choose][sum] && !duplicates[choose][sum])
result += sum;
std::cout << result << std::endl;
return 0;
}
This solution contains 9 empty lines, 12 comments and 2 preprocessor commands.
Benchmark
The correct solution to the original Project Euler problem was found in 1.5 seconds on an Intel® Core™ i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz.
Peak memory usage was about 5 MByte.
(compiled for x86_64 / Linux, GCC flags: -O3 -march=native -fno-exceptions -fno-rtti -std=gnu++11 -DORIGINAL
)
See here for a comparison of all solutions.
Note: interactive tests run on a weaker (=slower) computer. Some interactive tests are compiled without -DORIGINAL
.
Changelog
July 2, 2017 submitted solution
July 2, 2017 added comments
Difficulty
Project Euler ranks this problem at 65% (out of 100%).
Links
projecteuler.net/thread=201 - the best forum on the subject (note: you have to submit the correct solution first)
Code in various languages:
Python github.com/Meng-Gen/ProjectEuler/blob/master/201.py (written by Meng-Gen Tsai)
C++ github.com/roosephu/project-euler/blob/master/201.cpp (written by Yuping Luo)
C++ github.com/smacke/project-euler/blob/master/cpp/201.cpp (written by Stephen Macke)
Java github.com/HaochenLiu/My-Project-Euler/blob/master/201.java (written by Haochen Liu)
Mathematica github.com/LaurentMazare/ProjectEuler/blob/master/e201.ml (written by Laurent Mazare)
Perl github.com/shlomif/project-euler/blob/master/project-euler/201/euler-201-v1.pl (written by Shlomi Fish)
Those links are just an unordered selection of source code I found with a semi-automatic search script on Google/Bing/GitHub/whatever.
You will probably stumble upon better solutions when searching on your own.
Maybe not all linked resources produce the correct result and/or exceed time/memory limits.
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