  Learn Tech Skills from Scratch @ Scaler EDGE # Allocate Books

Given an array of integers A of size N and an integer B.

College library has N bags,the ith book has A[i] number of pages.

You have to allocate books to B number of students so that maximum number of pages alloted to a student is minimum.

``````A book will be allocated to exactly one student.
Each student has to be allocated at least one book.
Allotment should be in contiguous order, for example: A student cannot be allocated book 1 and book 3, skipping book 2.
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Calculate and return that minimum possible number.

NOTE: Return -1 if a valid assignment is not possible.

Input Format

``````The first argument given is the integer array A.
The second argument given is the integer B.
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Output Format

``````Return that minimum possible number
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Constraints

``````1 <= N <= 10^5
1 <= A[i] <= 10^5
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For Example

``````Input 1:
A = [12, 34, 67, 90]
B = 2
Output 1:
113
Explanation 1:
There are 2 number of students. Books can be distributed in following fashion :
1)  and [34, 67, 90]
Max number of pages is allocated to student 2 with 34 + 67 + 90 = 191 pages
2) [12, 34] and [67, 90]
Max number of pages is allocated to student 2 with 67 + 90 = 157 pages
3) [12, 34, 67] and 
Max number of pages is allocated to student 1 with 12 + 34 + 67 = 113 pages

Of the 3 cases, Option 3 has the minimum pages = 113.

Input 2:
A = [5, 17, 100, 11]
B = 4
Output 2:
100
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