I am making a knowledge based game , in which user participate and if they win and get their rank within criteria they earn gems , coins etc.

Example- A game in which their are **500** participants , and predefined Prize Distribution is Like…

Rank 1 gets 50000 coins Rank 2 gets 40000 coins Rank 3 to 50 gets 20000 coins Rank 51 to 200 gets 5000 coins Rank 201 to 500 gets 1000coins

**If User plays the game and suppose he gets the rank 81 . So how can I check the distribution and award him the prize i.e, 5000 coins.**

Can i use Hashmap to create some kind of key-value pair ..as shown below..

HashMap<Integer, Integer> distribution = new HashMap<>(); distribution.add(1,50000); . . . distribution.add(500,1000);

Any suggestions will boost my work.

## Answer

Well you could do a few loops if you want to use HashMaps.

HashMap<Integer, Integer> distribution = new HashMap<>(); //first and second place distribution.add(1,50000); distribution.add(2,40000); //3rd through 50th place for(int i = 3; i < 51; i++) distribution.add(i,20000); //51 through 200th place for(int i = 51; i < 201; i++) distribution.add(i, 5000); //201 through 500th place for (int i = 201; i < 501; i++) distribution.add(i, 1000);

and tada you are done! However, unless you want it to run every single time, I would make distribution a static variable so you only have to run it once and it will stay for every run after that.