# Collections.Counter() – Hackerrank Python Solution

Problems: Collections.Counter() – Hackerrank Python Solution

A counter is a container that stores elements as dictionary keys, and their counts are stored as dictionary values.

Sample Code

```>>> from collections import Counter
>>>
>>> myList = [1,1,2,3,4,5,3,2,3,4,2,1,2,3]
>>> print Counter(myList)
Counter({2: 4, 3: 4, 1: 3, 4: 2, 5: 1})
>>>
>>> print Counter(myList).items()
[(1, 3), (2, 4), (3, 4), (4, 2), (5, 1)]
>>>
>>> print Counter(myList).keys()
[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
>>>
>>> print Counter(myList).values()
[3, 4, 4, 2, 1]
```

Raghu is a shoe shop owner. His shop has X number of shoes.
He has a list containing the size of each shoe he has in his shop.
There are N number of customers who are willing to pay xi amount of money only if they get the shoe of their desired size.

Input Format

The first line contains X, the number of shoes.
The second line contains the space separated list of all the shoe sizes in the shop.
The third line contains N, the number of customers.
The next N lines contain the space separated values of the shoe size desired by the customer and xi, the price of the shoe.

Constraints

0<10^3

0<N<=10^3

20<xi<100

2<shoe size<20

Output Format

Print the amount of money earned by Raghu.

Sample Input

```10
2 3 4 5 6 8 7 6 5 18
6
6 55
6 45
6 55
4 40
18 60
10 50
```

Sample Output

```200
```

Explanation

Customer 1: Purchased size 6 shoe for \$55.
Customer 2: Purchased size 6 shoe for \$45.
Customer 3: Size 6 no longer available, so no purchase.
Customer 4: Purchased size 4 shoe for \$40.
Customer 5: Purchased size 18 shoe for \$60.
Customer 6: Size 10 not available, so no purchase.

Total money earned = 55+45+40+60=\$200

Code:

```# collections.counter() python hackerrank solution
from collections import Counter

int(input())
S=map(int,input().split())
S=Counter(S)
money=0
N=int(input())
for i in range(N):
size,price=map(int,input().split())
if size in S and S[size]>0:
S[size]-=1
money+=price
print(money)

# collections.counter() python hackerrank solution
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