[Community Puzzle] Road Trip

Hm, does anyone have debugging suggestions for validator 4, it seems to be testing a scenario not covered by the test cases.
Thanks in advance.

I checked the puzzle …

Test and validator 4 (Necessary fake friends) are similar with same number of friends…

Thanks for replying. I guess what makes a difference is the distribution of the friends, not their number.

Anyone else stuck on the last test (too many friends)? My solution returns “11505825” while the correct solution is “12211143”. I’m passing all the other tests and can’t break through the last one. Unfortunately, I cannot properly debug it, because if I add print() statements, it times out.

i don’t understand some cases in this puzzle.
For instance the “MANY REAL FRIEND”
SOlution is 21515517, so i assume you should leave with 422 friends, for a cost per person of 1087.9 (rounded)

what about leaving with 423 friends, for a total hapiness of 21527121, and a cost per person of 1086.9

or leaving with 498 friends, for a cost per person of 975.6 and a hapiness of 25259954 (better than solution)

am I totally missing something ?

If you want to leave with 423 friends you can’t cause there’s only 422 of them who could afford it.
If you want to leave with 498 friends you can’t cause there’s only 450 of them who could afford it.

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my code is working as well in your testcase, but idk original testcase is wrong -_-

Hi, all my tests cases are working, and all validator are working except first one, I have no clue. Any idea ?

You may PM me your code to let me have a look.