Distribute Candies to People
We can understand this problem by simulating the distribution of candies. Here’s a stepbystep approach and code to do that:
Understanding the Problem
You are given a number of candies and a number of people arranged in a row. You need to distribute the candies to the people in a specific pattern, and return an array that represents the final distribution.
Solution Approach
Initialize the Result Array: Create an array of length
num_people
filled with zeros. This will store the candies for each person.Distribute the Candies: Keep distributing candies in the pattern described until you run out of candies.
Handle the Remaining Candies: If there are not enough candies to complete a turn, give the remaining candies to the current person.
Return the Result: Return the final array representing the distribution of candies.
Here’s the code:


Key Takeaways
 We have initialized the result array and used two variables to keep track of the current person and the number of candies to give.
 We have looped through the distribution process, handling the case where there are not enough candies to complete a turn.
 We have returned the final array that represents the distribution of candies.
This code effectively distributes the candies according to the given pattern and meets the problem’s constraints.