in reply to Re(2): Puzzle: need a more general algorithm
in thread Puzzle: need a more general algorithm
Actually, once you know the height that will work, a simple greedy algorithm will do (stuff as much as you can in the first column, then the next, and the next, etc). After all, it was given that any solution would do, not the prettiest or something like that.
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