“*Now Sereja’s goal is to make the expected value of the function f(A) as minimal as possible, by doing no more than k actions.*”

Lets say my solution makes x actions(x<=k)

is f(A) calculated on an array obtained after we’ve done x actions(x<=k) ?

OR

is f(A) calculated by adding up all the consecutive swaps made so far, i.e after x actions(x<=k)?