The Supermarket Queue


There is a queue for the self-checkout tills at the supermarket. Your task is write a function to calculate the total time required for all the customers to check out!

The function has two input variables:

customers: an array (list in python) of positive integers representing the queue. Each integer represents a customer, and its value is the amount of time they require to check out.

n: a positive integer, the number of checkout tills.

The function should return an integer, the total time required.

There is only ONE queue, and The order of the queue NEVER changes, and Assume that the front person in the queue (i.e. the first element in the array/list) proceeds to a till as soon as it becomes free. The diagram on the wiki page I linked to at the bottom of the description may be useful.

So, for example:

queue_time([5,3,4], 1)
# should return 12
# because when n=1, the total time is just the sum of the times

queue_time([10,2,3,3], 2)
# should return 10
# because here n=2 and the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th people in the 
# queue finish before the 1st person has finished.

queue_time([2,3,10], 2)
# should return 12

You should assume that all the test input will be valid, as specified above.

The situation in this exercise can be likened to the more-computer-science-related idea of a thread pool, with relation to running multiple processes at the same time: Thread Link Here

Create a method called queue_time that accepts an array and a number.

def queue_time(customers, n) end
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