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By witua, 8 years ago, translation, In English,
Hello everyone!

Welcome to Codeforces Beta Round #77. I am Vitaliy Gerasimov (witua) and I am an author of today's problems. Thanks to Artem Rakhov (RAD) and Pavel Kuznetsov (it4.kp) for the help and advices in preparing of the rounds, Maria Belova (Delinur) for the problem translation and Codeforces (CF) for being.


Good luck!
 
 
 
 
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gl & hf!

P.S. разбаловка  обычная?
P.P.S. Sorry, this comment must be in russian, not in english
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May be one of the problems on "lucky numbers" ?... looks like it.
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How many minutes before the round, the problemset is disabled ?
(I just read 1 problem and wrote the solution, and when I clicked submit , it was disabled. So thought , it would be good to know exact timing.)
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rng_58 - red
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Fighting!
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Good Luck everyone !  /Амжилт! in Mongolian/ :)
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where is the list of registered contestants?
I can't submit because apparently I'm not registered.
I thought I did register...
Thanks
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    Was it because you were not logged in *WHEN* you clicked the "register" button?

    If it was so, you would not be directed to the registration page. I missed two or three contests because of this reason...
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This is the second time I can't submit on CF in a contest, I guess there's something wrong with my Internet...
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    I can't submit either!  :(
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      Yeah, it's weird, the whole site is working but when I click submit it doesn't work...
      I wonder what could be the reason. :)
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        mine is the same, but it seems that no one else has this problem.
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Now I understand why the problem with the lucky number. It's so great.
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Won't have much time to solve E :(
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Div2.C is too hard to understand.
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Div2 C problem.
if (w[i] == letter && letter == 'a') replace_with('b')
is awesome tricky :)
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I think that the user 

wclee2265

is a cheater. He has only one minute between two submits for problems A and B (Div 2). More than that, he solved them quite late. The source code for problem B is quite huge. Admins, please, check this out :) 
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    He may submit A and then make quick fix for B and submit it as well
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      Thats why I said "I think", but not "It's obvious that".
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        I think that public accusations is not the right thing if you in doubt yourself. You can always contact admins via PM
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          I dissagree with you. In this forum user can prove that he is not a cheater.
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            Why should he do this? He might not read this discussion at all.
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Div2 C problem
Why the output of the third text is abCacba,not abCccba.It is hard to understand.
 
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    Pretty sure you MUST change every character that can be changed. So you can't change the middle 'c' to a 'c'. You have to change it to something lexicographically small, i.e. 'a'. It took me a while to realize this...
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    Because you 'must change' the character. And the best possible substitute is 'a' (lexicographically least)
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    You could have asked the author ,this same question during the contest to get it clarified then and there.
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      Yes.You are right.It is a regret that I hav't  asked the author.

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       I think it is better that the author can explain the third text below the problem.But it will reduce the difficulty of this problem.
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    Did anyone get run-time error on Div2 Prob C.
    (on test 21 or any other, and how did you correct it?)
    I am unable to see whole testcase.
    I request the  author to give me pastebin/ideone link for Test No. 21 .
    I will be highly thankful.
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      I have same problem, A div1
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        May be in the statement:
         for(i;i < a.size() - b.size() +1; i++)

        unsigned integers should not be compared with signed ones.....

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          Yes, u'r completely right, see my comments below
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            Yes, thanks.
            Actually I saw the RE and AC codes of bloops  ,then came to know.
            So, You and bloops gets full credit from my side.
            Thanks to bloops too.(may be he doesn't even know that he helped me)
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      May be someone will find the bug:
      http://ideone.com/Z2eS6
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        The problem is in line # 82.
        You forget that container.size() return unsigned value. Therefore, i.e. when ss[i].length() > s.length() + 3, sz(s)-sz(ss[i])+1 = UNSIGNED_INT_MAX, and u'll be facing problems with memory access.
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I just need one more second to submit D .........T___T
When I submited it after the contest, it got Accepted.....
My heart broke ...........

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      Maybe people have deeper impressions about their unlucky things, but we should know we are lucky in any way :-)
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      Aha, good explanation!
      I'm waiting for such balance take place, because I always make mistakes.
      (For example, in today's Problem C, I forget to use long long somewhere and got WA.)
      Anyway, I should practice more and be more careful.
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Hi, did anyone else have problems with loading the page in the beginning of the contest? It took me 3 minutes to be able to access the contest.
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    I did, too. And once more during the contest.
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    Yep, this problem took me three minutes too.
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    Yes, me too
    It affected me a lot .....
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    me too..intially for 1 or 2 minutes...
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    yup me too!!
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    At the beginning I simultaneously loaded multiple pages of different problems, hoping that one of these pages could be loaded.
    After struggling for a while, I closed all the pages and retried... and I succeeded when I loaded only one page...

    This took me around ~10 minutes...
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What was the point distribution for the problems in both Div1 and Div2?
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My Div2.C had a one character bug T_T

This line...
printf("%c", (letter!='A')?'A':'B');

...should be...
printf("%c", (letter!='a')?'A':'B');

...to get Accepted :'(
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@witua, thank you for this nice contest. I enjoy it a lot. Waiting for the editorial.
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Yet again "an one-liner stupidity" failed my C :( :(.
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This is the first time I can be a red coder. Nice contest, I really like the "lucky numbers" problems both in TC and CF. Thank you author
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What is test #52 in problem 95B (B, div 1) ?
Cause, I cannot find mistake for about a hour, and I really want to sleep xD
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    It's a lucky number with 100000 digits.
    go sleep! =)
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      Thx. I've already solved it. Really, I need more sleep :)
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      Are you sure? I considered this case independently, but my solution gets WA on test 52. The submission ID is 539553.
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        Yes, I am sure. 

        P.S. There is no super lucky number in this case, only lucky.

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    ignore
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    My solution gave RTE on test 52 as well. I was not sure what was wrong because (I thought) I tested it on all possible combinations (of 1,4,5,7,9). Well, turns out I did not. 4 digits were not enough

    For anyone else having the same problem, try this case:

    477747

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I have just noticed this, Codeforces Beta Round #77, it's a lucky number :)
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Div 2 problem D is very nice. Thank you  the author! This problem can train ours ability of thinking about the problem completely.I learned a lot after AC this problem.

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Is the editorial out yet?
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For me, Div1C/Div2D is easier than Div1B. Latter is just trickier.
Or maybe there is clear implementation to solve it.
Anyway, lucky number reminds me of TopCoder.

For Div1A/Div2C, first I think only given letter is important, so wondered why sample gives upper case letter instead of 'A'.
I think it would be good to add the statement "Both uppercase and lowercase letter are important." to clarify the problem.

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who can help me solve the DIV1-D problem?I got TLE,55555555
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    I guess I know this "55555555"  ....  does it sound like crying in chinese..?.
    I see a lot of these during SRMs when someone misses to register by 1 minute or so....they say i missed the match "5555555555".
    Am I correct ?
     
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      yes,you are right~
      But I want to know how to solve this problem? Can you help me?
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When will the editorial for beta round - 77 be released..??
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thnx (imslavko + google translate) :)
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well, since a lot of coders are not from Russia and hence don't understand Russian- quick skimming through rating pages by country says that non-Russian coders are half of the coders here-, why is the editorial not written always in English ? why writing it in Russian in the first place ? 
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    There is English translation here.
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      thanks a lot, that resolved the problem :) but still I'm wondering why not writing it in English from the beginning..
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        Because e.g. I can write it in Russian in 10 minutes and in English in at least 30 minutes. And my English is from my heart.
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          hmm ,okay :) I wish I could learn some Russian from the editorials then :)
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Div1 D - In the first paragraph 412395497 is given as nearly lucky for k=2. The first digit of the number is 4 and it does not have another lucky number within distance 2. Can someone explain how this is nearly lucky number?