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# Best Time To Buy and Sell Stock

Difficulty: MEDIUM
Avg. time to solve
20 min
Success Rate
80%

Problem Statement
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#### Your task is to find the maximum profit in at most K transactions. A valid transaction involves buying a stock and then selling it.

##### Note
``````You can’t engage in multiple transactions simultaneously, i.e. you must sell the stock before rebuying it.
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##### For Example
``````Input: N = 6 , PRICES = [3, 2, 6, 5, 0, 3] and K = 2.
Output: 7

Explanation : The optimal way to get maximum profit is to buy the stock on day 2(price = 2) and sell it on day 3(price = 6) and rebuy it on day 5(price = 0) and sell it on day 6(price = 3). The maximum profit will be (6 - 2) + (3 - 0) = 7.
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##### Input Format
``````The first line of input contains an integer 'T' which denotes the number of test cases or queries to be run. Then the test cases follow.

The first line of each test case contains two single-space separated integers ‘N’ and ‘K’, respectively.

The second line of each test case contains ‘N’ single space-separated integers, denoting the elements of the array 'PRICES'.
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##### Output Format
``````For each test case, print a single integer denoting the maximum profit in at most K transactions.

Print the output of each test case in a separate line.
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##### Note
``````You do not need to print anything; it has already been taken care of. Just implement the given function.
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##### Constraints
``````1 <= T <= 100
1 <= N <= 5000
0 <= K <= N/2
0 <= ARR[i] <=10^5

Time Limit : 1 sec
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##### Sample Input 1
``````2
5 2
8 5 1 3 10
4 2
10 8 6 2
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##### Sample Output 1
``````9
0
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##### Explanation for Sample 1
``````Test Case 1: In this case, we can make a maximum of 2 transactions. The optimal way to get maximum profit is to make only 1 transaction, i.e., buy the stock on day 3 (price = 1) and sell it on day 5(price = 10). The profit will be 10 - 1 = 9.

Test Case 2: In the second test case, we can make a maximum of 2 transactions. The optimal way to get maximum profit is to make 0 transactions because the price of stock is continuously decreasing and we will have a loss if we buy and sell the stock.
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##### Sample Input 2
``````2
4 0
2 6 5 2
4 2
1 2 3 5
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##### Sample Output 2
``````0
4
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