# Find efficient seating arrangement in a line [closed]

We have X Girls and Y Boys in a class. If more girls sit together they will not behave. Similarly if more boys sit together they will not behave.

Write a program/algorithm to get maximum same gender that will be seated if seating is done to efficiently to get them behave.

Example 1: 5 girls and 1 boy Expected Output: 3 Explanation: G G B G G G

Example 2: 7 girls and 3 boys Expected Output: 2 Explanation: G G B G B G G B G G

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• Is this just ceil(max(b,g)/(1+min(b,g)))? – TFeld Apr 3 at 13:49
• Maybe this should be code-golf? – TFeld Apr 3 at 13:58
• This definitely doesn't seem complicated enough for fastest-algorithm to be all that interesting, but it could be interesting to golf. There might even be the potential for some sort of thematically appropriate semi-golf code-challenge scoring scheme, but that would probably be a bad idea. – Unrelated String Apr 4 at 9:26
• what's the winning criteria? It would probably be best to do code-golf – Jo King Apr 5 at 10:13

# Python 2, 26 bytes

lambda b,g:-min(b/~g,g/~b)


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# JavaScript (Node.js), 31 bytes

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