Dynamic Programming::Rod Cutting Problem

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Rod Cutting problem is one of the most popular problem in Dynamic Programming.

The problem statement is illustrated in the link above and explanation is well described in YouTube Video

And, based on the illustration of the problem statement, I implemented on the rod-cutting problem in java. Before diving into the implementation, please watch the video and try to solve by yourself.

import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.Collections;
import java.util.List;

public class RodCuttingProblem {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        int[][] lengthPriceOfRod = new int[][]{

        int n = 8;
        int[] cache = maxProfit(lengthPriceOfRod, n, new int[lengthPriceOfRod.length]);

    private static int[] maxProfit(int[][] lengthPriceOfRod, int n, int[] memo) {
        int[] cache = new int[lengthPriceOfRod[0].length];
        cache[0] = lengthPriceOfRod[1][0];
        for (int i=1; i<cache.length; i++){
            cache[i] = getMax(cache, lengthPriceOfRod, i);
        return cache;

    private static int getMax(int[] cache, int[][] lengthPriceOfRod, int i) {
        int max = lengthPriceOfRod[1][i];
        for (int j=0; j<i; j++){
            int val = lengthPriceOfRod[1][j] + cache[i-j-1];
            max = val > max ? val : max;
        return max;

Couldn’t share the Github link due to NDA with partners associated with LeetCode and HackerRank.