USACO 2017 January Contest, Platinum

Problem 2. Building a Tall Barn

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Farmer John is building a brand new, $N$-story barn, with the help of his $K$ cows ($1 \leq N \leq K \leq 10^{12}$ and $N \leq 10^5$). To build it as quickly as possible, he needs your help to figure out how to allocate work among the cows.

Each cow must be assigned to work on exactly one specific floor out of the $N$ total floors in the barn, and each floor must have at least one cow assigned to it. The $i$th floor requires $a_i$ units of total work, and each cow completes one unit of work per hour, so if $c$ cows work on floor $i$, it will be completed in $a_i / c$ units of time. For safety reasons, floor $i$ must be completed before construction can begin on floor $i+1$.

Please compute the minimum total time in which the barn can be completed, if the cows are allocated to work on floors in an optimal fashion. Output this number rounded to the nearest integer; it is guaranteed that the solution will be more than 0.1 from the boundary between two integers.


The first line of input contains $N$ and $K$.

The next $N$ lines contain $a_1 \ldots a_N$, each a positive integer of size at most $10^{12}$.

OUTPUT FORMAT (file tallbarn.out):

Please output the minimum time required to build the barn, rounded to the nearest integer.


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Problem credits: Yang Liu

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