My concise greedy strategy

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    Assume that we can move step = nums[0] steps at the beginning, then move to num[1] and step--, always take the max of num[1] and step as remaining steps, and repeat until arriving at the last element. If step == 0 during the iteration, it means we could neither move forward nor reach the end, so return false.

    class Solution {
        public boolean canJump(int[] nums) {
            int step = nums[0];
            for (int i = 1; i < nums.length; i++) {
                if (step == 0) return false;
                step = Math.max(--step, nums[i]);
            return true;

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