Given a positive integer n, find the least number of perfect square numbers (for example, 1, 4, 9, 16, ...) which sum to n.

Example 1:

Input: n = 12
Output: 3
Explanation: 12 = 4 + 4 + 4.

Example 2:

Input: n = 13
Output: 2
Explanation: 13 = 4 + 9.

## Solution 1: DP

dp[i] := ans
dp[0] = 0
dp[i] = min{dp[i – j * j] + 1} 1 <= j * j <= i

dp[5] = min{
dp[5 – 2 * 2] + 1 = dp[1] + 1 = (dp[1 – 1 * 1] + 1) + 1 = dp[0] + 1 + 1 = 2,
dp[5 – 1 * 1] + 1 = dp[3] + 1 = (dp[3 – 1 * 1] + 1) + 1 = dp[1] + 2 = dp[1 – 1*1] + 1 + 2 = dp[0] + 3 = 3
};

dp[5] = 2

Time complexity: O(n * sqrt(n))
Space complexity: O(n)

## C++

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