### div24ever's blog

By div24ever, history, 5 days ago,

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By div24ever, history, 3 weeks ago,
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How to solve F? Does it use the fact that sequence is super increasing.

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By div24ever, history, 2 months ago,

Can't find any announcement for ACL Beginner Contest, so creating this to discuss problems.

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How to solve E?

I tried to make 9 segment tree for each 1 — 9 digits but couldn't find how to do update query where setting everything between l to r to zero when removing digit and to one when adding it.

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By div24ever, history, 3 months ago,

Hi,

I have added compete and history to Codeforces helper.

Compete

Find how many rounds you have won against your rival. Mine is hell_hacker.

History

Find how you have performed in various type of contests Div. 2, Div. 3, Educational, Div. 1 + 2 etc.

TODO features:

• Track solved problems of each contest

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By div24ever, history, 4 months ago,

codingvalley is spamming everywhere with huge images which is making blogs too hard to read

MikeMirzayanov please add some restriction on dimension of images we allow on codeforces

thanks

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By div24ever, history, 7 months ago,

We can solve above problem using stack. But we can use eval from python 2 library also to solve this question. Thanks to sonu628 for this idea. But unfortunately this solution gives Runtime Error(RE) for second test and Accepted for first test. Can we fix this?

Solution: https://ideone.com/dDwtoM

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By div24ever, history, 9 months ago,

Hi,

I was solving CYCLCSUM from recent Codechef Cook Off. I used segment tree to solve the problem. I got accepted when I set negative infinity as -1e15 and wrong answer when it is -1e18. I am probably getting wrong answer due to overflow.

So my question what should be the value of infinity in segment tree to avoid overflow?

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By div24ever, history, 10 months ago,

Hello people,

I was feeling bored so I made a super tiny app called Codeforces Helper(https://codeforceshelper.herokuapp.com) using the Codeforces API. As of now, you can search contest by names so we don't need to keep track of specific contests like div 3 rounds and educational rounds. I am hoping to add few more features when I get free time but have no ideas. Feel free to suggest! If you liked the app or want to contribute, please star the github repository here. It will mean a lot to me. :)

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By div24ever, history, 20 months ago,

As we all know upsolving is very important to improve your level because it forces you to solve harder problems which you couldn't solve during contest. I wrote a python code which uses codeforces API to find all the unsolved problems. You can find more description in the link. I know it's a bit slow(takes 4-6 seconds to parse one participated contest). That's why it saves the list in a file at the end. Please give it a try. :)

Known issue — This fetches almost all problems. Not all because http://codeforces.com/api/problemset.problems doesn't return all contest problems as expected. :( Need to find a fix for this.. Do send a pull request to github repo if you find it first. ;)

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By div24ever, 3 years ago,

Given 3 types of queries

1. Insert element 'x' into multiset
2. Delete element 'x' from multiset
3. Find xor of all elements present in multiset which are less than 'k' (k is not fixed)

I required above solution in this problem. But I was unable to solve it this way. How to solve this?

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By div24ever, history, 3 years ago,

I am trying to solve Spy Syndrome 2 for a long long time. This is my submission. I am unable to figure out why my code prints weird characters.

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By div24ever, history, 4 years ago,

Hi everyone!

I have made a simple program which will give best order of solving problems during codeforces contest according to the user's speed. It will tell you whether it is better to solve problem in order C -> B -> A or B -> A -> C ( with many other permutations ) according to user's speed.

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By div24ever, history, 5 years ago,

Time according to UTC +5.5

Codeforces Educational Round 9 --> Mar/01/2016 20:30 to Mar/01/2016 22:30

HackerEarth March Easy '16 --------> 01 Mar 2016, 21:30 to 02 Mar 2016, 00:30

HackerRank HourRank 6 ------------> Mar 1 2016, 22:00 to Mar 1 2016, 23:00

HourRank is unrated this time, maybe because of this clash. From past 2-3 months, I wanted to participate in HackerEarth Monthly Easy contests but i couldn't because there was always a clash.

Such type of clashes are complete turn off for many participants. So please try avoid such clashes in future and try to change the timing of contests(if possible) happening on 1st March 2016.

EDIT 1 — Both HourRank and March Easy are rated. This is for the first time HackerEarth contest will be rated!

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By div24ever, history, 5 years ago,

I solved TopBiologist by recursion. I want to know if there is any iterative approach? We will need to run loop 6 times to generate sequence of length 6. Is there any shorter way to do this?

My code

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By div24ever, history, 5 years ago,

Problem statement

I am unable understand the first testcase of this problem.

10 2 3

When L = 1, 5 and 7 then both will into abyss.

When L = 6 both will complete race at the same time.

So we should consider four cases when there will be tie. Why are we taking only 1, 6 and 7?

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By div24ever, history, 5 years ago,

I am trying to solve this using dynamic programming with complexity of O ( N ^ 2 ) which will give TLE because N <= 10 ^ 5.

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By div24ever, history, 5 years ago,

I am trying to solve Niceness of the string but i am getting WA because i think i am unable to process blank lines. For blank lines output will be zero. I am using scanf(" %[^\n]s",a) which will ignore blank lines.

My code

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By div24ever, history, 5 years ago,

I have done this problem with time complexity O( nlogn + n * m ) and space complexity O( 2 * m ). How can i improve this?

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By div24ever, history, 5 years ago,

Why is the answer 2 ^ ( n — 1 ) ?

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By div24ever, history, 5 years ago,

I have encountered weird behaviour with character arrays/strings on various websites. For example take these two submissions — First submission Second submission. I have just removed fflush(stdin) from my first submission and got AC. I faced similar issue with this problem. This submission has scanf without fflush(stdin) and it got runtime error but according to previous logic it should have got AC. Now this submission with fflush(stdin) and scanf also got runtime error. But this submission with cin got AC.

So my question is what should i do to prevent such nasty errors during contest? cin is slower than scanf so i prefer scanf.

EDIT — For first problem, i saw that i have used different versions of C++. In C++ 11 it gave WA but in C++ it gave AC.

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By div24ever, history, 5 years ago,

Many people might want to participate in both contests so please look into this issue. 101 Hack Nov and Codeforces Round #332 (Div. 2)

EDIT — Codeforces has shifted the Round #322 to 20th November. Thank you Codeforces. :)

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By div24ever, history, 5 years ago,

How to take fast I/O in C++? I am solving a problem where number of test cases can be 10^6 so i guess fast I/O will help to speed up my solution.

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By div24ever, history, 5 years ago,

I want to know how can i compare two different outputs so that i can check whether an algorithm works fine for corner cases also. I want to compare output generated by naive algorithm and an another algorithm saved in two .txt files. I use Code Blocks.

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By div24ever, history, 5 years ago,

I tried to solve FACTMUL and got AC with 4.82 time. There are many submissions with less than 1.0 time. How to do it in less than 1.0 time?

My code

#include<bits/stdc++.h>
unsigned long long mod=109546051211,fact[587117]={0,1,2,6},a[587117]={0,1,2,12},i,j;
unsigned long long mulmod(unsigned long long a,unsigned long long b)
{
if((a==0)||(b<mod/a)) return (a*b)%mod;
unsigned long long x=0,y=a%mod;
while(b>0)
{
if(b%2==1) x=(x+y)%mod;
y=(y*2)%mod;
b/=2;
}
return x%mod;
}
int main()
{
for(j=2;j<587117;j++)  //Computes and stores factorial
{                      //of all number till 587116
if(fact[j]) continue;
fact[j]=mulmod(j,fact[j-1]);
}
unsigned long long n;
scanf("%llu",&n);
if(n>=587117) printf("0\n");
else
{
if(a[n]!=0) printf("%llu\n",a[n]); //It will make no difference
else                               //because test case is 1
{
for(i=2;i<=n;i++) a[i]=mulmod(fact[i],a[i-1]);
printf("%llu\n",a[n]);
}
}
return 0;
}



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By div24ever, 5 years ago,
Let a = ( 2 ^ 9 ) * ( 3 ^ 2 ) * ( 7 ^ 1 ) * ( 11 ^ 1 )
and b = ( 2 ^ 2 ) * ( 3 ^ 4 ) * ( 7 ^ 1 ) * ( 13 ^ 2 )


then our answer will be ( 2 ^ 9 ) * ( 11 ^ 1 )

I can easily which factors will be present in the answer by calculating a / gcd(a,b) but i am having difficulty in finding the power of those factors. Is it possible to solve the problem using gcd and lcm? Or we will have to factorize both a and b then find the answer?

EDIT — Or is it possible to just find the factors having the exact same power? For above example it is ( 7 ^ 1 ).

For a = ( 2 ^ 3 ) * ( 3 ^ 2 ) * ( 5 ^ 3 ) * ( 7 ^ 1 )
and b = ( 2 ^ 4 ) * ( 3 ^ 2 ) * ( 7 ^ 1 ) * ( 17 ^ 2 )
it is ( 3 ^ 2 ) * ( 7 ^ 1 )