# HackerRank ‘Product Distribution’ Solution

##### Short Problem Definition:

A company has requested to streamline their product allocation strategy, and given n products, each of which has an associated value, you are required to arrange these products into segments for processing. There are infinite segments indexed as 1, 2, 3 and so on.

##### Link

##### Complexity:

time complexity is O(N)

space complexity is O(1)

##### Execution:

There are a few things you need to keep in mind here:

- the buckets must all be the same size and can not be empty
- the last bucket can contain the remainder of the N/M elements
- sort the array so that the largest values are as far out as possible

Keep an eye out for the edge conditions.

##### Solution:

```
MODULO = 1000000007
def maxScore(a, m):
n = len(a)
bucket = 1
result = 0
a.sort()
i = 0
while i + (2*m) <= n:
result += sum(a[i:i+m])*bucket
i += m
bucket += 1
result %= MODULO
result += sum(a[i:])*bucket
return result % MODULO
```

If you enjoyed this post, then make sure you subscribe to my Newsletter and/or Feed.