### itz_rio's blog

By itz_rio, history, 7 weeks ago,

Dive into examples to build a strong foundation in algorithmic thinking. Just like a puzzle, each piece brings you closer to the big picture. Consider the "Two Sum" problem with numbers: [2, 4, 11, 7] and a target of 9. We explore:

2 + 4? Nope, that's 6. It's lower than 9. 2 + 11? No, that's too high at 13. But 2 + 7? Bingo, that's our 9! Through examples, we see not all pairs sum up to our target. This method hones our analytical skills, preparing us for a variety of algorithmic challenges.

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By itz_rio, history, 7 weeks ago,

Greedy algorithms are a fascinating concept known for their 'short-sighted' yet effective approach to solving optimization problems. They make the best choice at each step, aiming for a local optimum with the hope of finding a global optimum. Why use Greedy Algorithms? uhmm lets talk about it .... Simplicity: Easy to conceptualize and implement. Efficiency: Often provide a fast solution for complex problems. Versatility: Applicable to a wide range of problems like scheduling, compression, and networking. Remember: Greedy algorithms don't always guarantee the best solution, but when they do, they're incredibly efficient. It's crucial to analyze the problem's structure to ensure a greedy approach is suitable.

Pro Tip to be remembered : Always validate the greedy choice property and optimal substructure of your problem before deciding on a greedy algorithm.

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