## Maximum path sum II

### Problem 67

Published on Friday, 9th April 2004, 06:00 pm; Solved by 63681; Difficulty rating: 5%By starting at the top of the triangle below and moving to adjacent numbers on the row below, the maximum total from top to bottom is 23.

**3****7** 4

2 **4** 6

8 5 **9** 3

That is, 3 + 7 + 4 + 9 = 23.

Find the maximum total from top to bottom in triangle.txt (right click and 'Save Link/Target As...'), a 15K text file containing a triangle with one-hundred rows.

**NOTE:** This is a much more difficult version of Problem 18. It is not possible to try every route to solve this problem, as there are 2^{99} altogether! If you could check one trillion (10^{12}) routes every second it would take over twenty billion years to check them all. There is an efficient algorithm to solve it. ;o)