# Codeforces Round #256 (Div. 2) C. Painting Fence

C. Painting Fence

Bizon the Champion isn't just attentive, he also is very hardworking.

Bizon the Champion decided to paint his old fence his favorite color, orange. The fence is represented as *n* vertical planks, put in a row. Adjacent planks have no gap between them. The planks are numbered from the left to the right starting from one, the *i*-th plank has the width of 1 meter and the height of *a*_{i} meters.

Bizon the Champion bought a brush in the shop, the brush's width is 1 meter. He can make vertical and horizontal strokes with the brush. During a stroke the brush's full surface must touch the fence at all the time (see the samples for the better understanding). What minimum number of strokes should Bizon the Champion do to fully paint the fence? Note that you are allowed to paint the same area of the fence multiple times.

The first line contains integer *n* (1 ≤ *n* ≤ 5000) — the number of fence planks. The second line contains *n* space-separated integers *a*_{1}, *a*_{2}, ..., *a*_{n} (1 ≤ *a*_{i} ≤ 10^{9}).

Print a single integer — the minimum number of strokes needed to paint the whole fence.

5

2 2 1 2 1

3

2

2 2

2

1

5

1

In the first sample you need to paint the fence in three strokes with the brush: the first stroke goes on height 1 horizontally along all the planks. The second stroke goes on height 2 horizontally and paints the first and second planks and the third stroke (it can be horizontal and vertical) finishes painting the fourth plank.

In the second sample you can paint the fence with two strokes, either two horizontal or two vertical strokes.

In the third sample there is only one plank that can be painted using a single vertical stroke.

1 #include <iostream> 2 3 using namespace std; 4 5 int main() { 6 int n; cin >> n; 7 int a[n+1]; 8 a[0] = 0; 9 for (int i=1; i<=n; i++) cin >> a[i]; 10 int dp[n+1][n+1]; 11 for (int j=0; j<=n; j++) dp[n][j] = 0; 12 for (int i=n-1; i>=0; i--) for (int j=0; j<=i; j++) { 13 if (a[j] >= a[i+1]) dp[i][j] = dp[i+1][i+1]; //Already painted 14 else { 15 dp[i][j] = min( 1 + dp[i+1][j], a[i+1]-a[j] + dp[i+1][i+1]); 16 } 17 } 18 cout << dp[0][0] << endl; 19 }