# Maximum Candies You Can Get from Boxes Algorithm – JavaScript

I’m not sure what’s wrong with your method, but this one seems to work. I didn’t use a “visited” structure, but I implemented a hash with counts for still unopened boxes, as well as pushing to the stack any box that can be opened (after the initial) so that the procedure there can be reused. (By the way, `status` seems to be a reserved variable sometimes so I renamed it to `_status`.)

``````function f(_status, candies, keys, containedBoxes, initialBoxes){
const closed = {};
const myKeys = new Set();
const stack = initialBoxes.map(x => [x, 1]);
let result = 0;

while (stack.length){
const [box, boxCount] = stack.pop();

// We can open the box
if (myKeys.has(box) || _status[box]){
// Get candies
result += boxCount * candies[box];

for (let newBox of containedBoxes[box]){
if (myKeys.has(box) || _status[newBox])
stack.push([newBox, 1])
else
closed[newBox] = -~closed[newBox];
}

// Get keys
for (let newKey of keys[box]){

// Maybe use a new key
if (closed[newKey]){
stack.push([newKey, closed[newKey]]);
delete closed[newKey];
}
}

// We cannot open the box
} else {
closed[box] = -~closed[box];
}
}

return result;
}

var _status = [1,0,1,0];
var candies = [7,5,4,100];
var keys = [[],[],[1],[]];
var containedBoxes = [[1,2],[3],[],[]];
var initialBoxes = [0]; // 16

console.log(f(_status, candies, keys, containedBoxes, initialBoxes));

var args = [
[1,1,1,1,0,0,1,1,0,0,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,1,1,1,1,0,0,0,1,1,1,1,0,0,1,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,1,1,0,1,0,1,0,0,1,1,1,1,1,0,0,0,0,1,1,0,0,0,1,0,1,1,1,0,0,1,1,1,1,1,1,0,0,0,1,1,0,1,0,1,1,0,0,0,1,0,1,0,1,1,1,0,1],

[292,873,110,133,23,240,694,282,404,398,794,657,118,798,613,391,356,601,686,494,219,245,124,638,172,661,2,590,286,648,142,62,755,777,918,63,200,60,934,935,230,266,536,365,651,929,511,295,310,529,745,733,346,979,314,384,808,376,458,50,65,446,700,158,818,916,438,1,53,260,802,563,691,349,4,426,200,346,999,439,877,518,269,997,231,702,89,290,555,474,779,553,40,149,756,299,574,477,429,977,434],

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];

console.log(f(...args));``````