# Maximize Sum of Subsequence with Condition

Given an array of integers, maximize sub of subsequence such that the sum of any two elements in the subsequence is greater than or equal to any other element. Return the sum of the subsequence.

Example 1

Input: A = [4, 4, 4, 10, 5]
Output: 17
Explanation: Maximum sum = 17 for the subsequence [4, 4, 4, 5]. An invalid subsequence would be [4, 4, 10, 5] since 4 + 5 < 10 and 4 + 4 < 10.

## Solution: Binary Search with Prefix Sum

### Analysis

Let us take a sorted array [1, 2, 3, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 40].

Now, let us consider the valid subarrays according to the question:

• [1, 2, 3, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 40]
• [1, 2, 3, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 40]
• [1, 2, 3, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 40]
• [1, 2, 3, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 40]
• [1, 2, 3, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 40]
• [1, 2, 3, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 40]
• [1, 2, 3, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 40]
• [1, 2, 3, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 40]
• [1, 2, 3, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 40]

We can clearly observe that the index of last valid element can be found by summing the left most two elements and then binary searching for the last element which is less than or equal to the sum of the left most two elements.

We can improve calculating sum of a subarray using a prefix sum array.

Hence, the algorithm -

1. Sort the array
2. Calculate prefix sum of the array
3. Iterate over the array and find the last index of the element which is less than or equal to the sum of two left most elements.
4. The sum of such valid subarray can be calculated using the prefix sum array.
5. Return the maximum sum.

### Implementation

int maxSubsequence(vector<int> a) {
sort(a.begin(), a.end());
int n = a.size();
vector<int> pref(n);
// calculate prefix sum
pref = a;
for (int i = 1; i < n; ++i) {
pref[i] = pref[i - 1] + a[i];
}
int ret = 0;
for (int i = 0; i < n - 1; ++i) {
int curMax2 = a[i] + a[i + 1];
// search for the last index of the element which is <= curMax2
int pos = upper_bound(a.begin() + i, a.end(), curMax2) - 1 - a.begin();
int sum;
if (i == 0) {
sum = pref[pos];
} else {
sum = pref[pos] - pref[i - 1];
}
ret = max(ret, sum);
}
return ret;
}

int main() {
assert(maxSubsequence({4, 4, 4, 10, 5}) == 17);
assert(maxSubsequence({2, 2, 2, 2}) == 8);
assert(maxSubsequence({1, 2, 10, 12, 13}) == 35);
assert(maxSubsequence({1, 2, 3, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 40}) == 63);
}

### Complexity Analysis

• Time Complexity: $O(NlogN)$ for sorting and then $(N - 1)$ binary search each having time complexity $O(logN)$ making overall time complexity $O(NlogN)$.
• Space Complexity: $O(N)$ extra for the prefix sum array.