  InterviewBit Academy is now Scaler Academy! # Combine Maximum

You are given an array A of integers, of size N.

You also have an operation:

``````Select any two adjacent indices, say, i and i + 1.
If A[i] == A[i+1], then you can remove A[i] and A[i+1], and put a single number in their place with value A[i] + 1.
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You want to maximize the maximum number that is left in the array after applying the operation 0 or more times.

Find and return this maximum number.

Input Format:

``````The first and the only argument of input contains an integer array, of size N.
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Output Format:

``````Return an integer representing the answer.
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Constraints:

``````1 <= N <= 250
1 <= A[i] <= 50
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Examples:

``````Input 1:
A = [1, 1, 1, 1, 1]

Output 1:
3

Explanation 1:
We combine the first and second elements to get : [2, 1, 1, 1].
We combine the second and third elements to get : [2, 2, 1].
We combine the first and second elements to get : [3, 1].

You can check that this is the maximum value we can get.

Input 2:
A = [3, 3, 4, 4, 4]

Output 2:
6

Explanation 2:
We combine the second and third elements to get : [4, 4, 4, 4]
We combine the first and second elements to get : [5, 4, 4]
We combine the second and third elements to get : [5, 5]
We combine the first and second elements to get : 

You can check that this is the maximum value we can get.

Input 3:
A = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Output 3:
5

Explanation 3:
We cannot combine any number here, so the answer will be 5.
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