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## Discussion of Problem 1820. Ural Steaks

1820 Ural Steaks Explained - Simply - Accepted Solution - Read it before you start
Posted by Manoj Pathak 7 Jun 2017 20:28
Lets say there are 5 Steaks and capacity of pan is 4.
Step 1: Cook first 4 one side for 1 minute.
Step 2: Replace 1 one sided cooked steak with completely uncooked (remaining) one and
cook for next 1 minute.
Step 3: Now the chef has 3 completely cooked and 2 Half cooked. Cook the remaining
2 half cooked for another one minute.

so 1 minute at each step, hence 3 minutes total minimal time.

However, story doesn't end here :-). Lets take another example

Now, Lets say there are 7 Steaks and capacity of pan is 4.
Step 1: Cook first 4 one side for 1 minute.
Step 2: Replace 3 one sided cooked steak with completely uncooked (remaining) three
and cook for next 1 minute.
Step 3: Now the chef has 1 completely cooked and 6 Half cooked. Cook 4 steaks from
half cooked six for another one minute.
Step 4: Last cook final 2 half cooked one for another one minute

So total minimum time take is 4 minute. 1 minute at each step.

Please keep in mind the scenarios where 0 steaks or steaks less then cooking capacity of pan.

Edited by author 08.06.2017 20:19

Edited by author 08.06.2017 20:20
Re: 1820 Ural Steaks Explained - Simply - Accepted Solution - Read it before you start
Posted by Sofiullah Iqbal Kiron 1 Mar 2020 15:01
Thanks
Re: 1820 Ural Steaks Explained - Simply - Accepted Solution - Read it before you start
Posted by Yongye 13 Nov 2020 14:50
the scenario with n == 0 or k == 0 won't happen as in the statements it says 1 <= n, k <= 1000