Optimal Task Assignment

In this lesson, you will learn how to assign tasks optimally to a set of workers in Python.

We'll cover the following

In this lesson, we will be solving the following problem:

Assign tasks to workers so that the time it takes to complete all the tasks is minimized given a count of workers and an array where each element indicates the duration of a task.

We wish to determine the optimal way in which to assign tasks to some workers. Each worker must work on exactly two tasks. Tasks are independent of each other, and each task takes a certain amount of time.

In the slides below, we have been given an array of tasks where the value of each element in the array corresponds to the number of hours required for each task.

Check out the slides below where an example of assigning tasks optimally to workers has been illustrated:

Get hands-on with 1200+ tech skills courses.