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By goryinyich, 8 years ago, translation, In English,
Hi there!

Me - Sergey Vedernikov - is the author of today's CF beta round.

During the round you'll assist far away kingdom citizens in solving everyday problems, and sometimes - just to fight for your survival.
This round is "red" =), therefore the problems should not appear too difficult, and you should get pleasure from solving them.
To those who know Russian language I recommend to read problem statements in Russian. Not because of the quality of translation - English just poorly communicates Russian folklore language style.

Finally I want to thank Artem Rakhov for invaluable help during the round preparation, Maria Belova for the qualitative translation of the problems, Mikhail Mirzayanov for excellent CF system and all participants for not leaving this event without your attention.

More AC verdicts and high rating to all of you! gl & hf

UPD: Unfortunately, problem B (div. 1) / D (div. 2) appeared to be more difficult, and author's solution appeared wrong. The round will be unrated. I apologise for this to all participants.
 
 
 
 
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8 years ago, # |
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What do you mean by "This round is red" ? 

Nice rating by the way ;)
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    This was joke for you to remember "first violet round" =)
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    "This round is red" (literally) means that this round is made by red CF user. There is a difference between 'red' and 'orange' rounds. (by the way, 'violet' round was not so 'violet' because of anonymous help :) ).
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    Red round
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      Red standing.
      yellow, black , blue fallen down.
      Red staring at yellow :-o
      Nice :-D
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      Попробовал в Google+ написать сообщение в блог.
      Так вот, при добавлении ссылки на этот пост умный Гугл выбирает заодно и картинку выше.

      (в предыдущей правке скрин, но более подходящее ему место в этой теме: http://codeforces.ru/blog/entry/2278)
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Problems sound easy... :D 
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GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!
8 years ago, # |
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How is red round correlated to easy problem set? Isn't it the other way? Am I missing something here?
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good luck everyone :D
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thanks a lot. high ratings to all :)
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I am new to codeforces...I have'nt seen the contest interface..Can anyone guide me ..Also I am using Java..So some technical help would also be great...
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    Use Arrays.sort!  

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      So you can swap some random elements and everything will be OK.
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        Once I've tried to make a 'Pifia' in one AI challenge. The sense was to predict Java environment random generation due to known calls to random generator. I've failed because of a bug in challenge API, but sometimes random prediction is possible :)
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      :)
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Good luck everybody.
Thanks to the problem setters for their contribution

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good luck!)
8 years ago, # |
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Any idea for problem C div II?
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    My solution was to try every combination, ignoring the rotation constraint, and save them in a array. Then I took every combination in the array and make all the rotations from it and erase these rotations from the list, the answer was the number of solutions left in the array.
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Do anybody know pretest 6 of problem B (Div 1)?
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Now I know what a RED round means.
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This round probably has the most number of unsuccessful attempts (in DIV 1).
Looking forward to the tutorial :P.
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Nice problemset - I've solved only E and placed 22nd (hope it won;'t change after system tests).
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I think that problems were difficult because of the some (hard to understand) sentences...
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in A was there any pretest in which integer part ended with 9? i forgot to check out solutions in hacking phase.
i doubt there was not such case , so many solutions will fail.
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Div2 C: 
Can we use a brute force approach?
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    Yes you can, try out all the permutations (which is at most 6!).

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    yes, brute force works:
    there are 720 permutations of 6 colors, and 24 equivalent positions for a cube.
    It would therefore need 720*24 checks.  It's low.
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      can you explain the 24 positions.
      How do i figure it out.
      Thanks for the help.
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        bottom - 1 from 6.
        front - 1 from 4 which have the same bottom.
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        1 identical transformation
        9 rotations around 3 lines connecting the opposite faces (by 90 degrees)
        6 rotations around 6 lines connecting the opposite edges (by 180 degrees)
        8 rotations around 4 lines connecting the opposite vertices (by 120 degrees)
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        It's a group isomorphic to S4.

        A rotation of the cube corresponds to a permutation of the four diagonals.

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        Thanks guys for the help.
        it sounds a little too difficult for me.<I know very little of this isomorphism>
        I did 720 permutation but lost track how to do the rotations <24>.
        can anyone give me some links where I can get these 24 positions or how can i do it?

        Thanks for your help again.
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          Actually you can use the stupid approach: Just brute force over the 4x4x4 ways to spin the dice in the X, Y, and Z axis.

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    24 step :
    0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,2,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0
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    0:
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         | 3 | 0 | 1 | 2 | ----->
         +---+---+---+---+
             | 4 |
             +---+
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             | 1 |
         +---+---+---+---+
         | 5 | 0 | 4 | 2 | 
         +---+---+---+---+
             | 3 |
             +---+
    1:
             +---+
             | 5 |
         +---+---+---+---+
         | 3 | 0 | 1 | 2 | ----->
         +---+---+---+---+
             | 4 |
             +---+
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             | 5 |
         +---+---+---+---+
         | 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 
         +---+---+---+---+
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             +---+
    2:
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         +---+---+---+---+
         | 3 | 0 | 1 | 2 | ----->
         +---+---+---+---+
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8 years ago, # |
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Nice problems - however, I don't think it was balanced.
Number of submissions that passed the pretest are {A:218, B:20, C:29, D:21 and E:27}. 
 - Big gap between A and others.
 - (B C D E) very close to each other.

For problem B, i think the example cases were too trivial.
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Annoying problem statements. My B (div2) is going to fail because I failed to grasp the peculiarity of the statement till I locked my solution and checked another coder's solution.

Problems overall were nice, though tough. 
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I suggest that this contest is unrated.
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    Why?
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      We suppose that the jury's solution for B (Div. 1) is incorrect, and this problem doesn't have a correct solution for n ~ 1017.
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        any details?
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        What do you mean by "doesn't have a correct solution for n ~ 1017" ?
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          The answer can be quite long ;)
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          Probably the answer will contain too many digits. I'm not sure, I haven't investigated the situation carefully. Some participants wrote something about it in russian comments. In any case, the problem is much more difficult than it was supposed to be.
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            So, the question to the author. Will you reduce the constraints so that the solution is possible to print, and explain it in editorial?
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        even Petr didn't try this problem at all (didn't submit)
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          Clever guy Petr, huh? :)
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            How did Petr know it ....Petr is the god in my heart 4ever!
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              I believe it's simpler than what you guys think, he just couldn't find a correct solution :)
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                Petr is so cool that he always knows which problems have wrong jury solution
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Div-2 B
I was able to hack a solution just because the participant didn't put '.' after
Unrecoverable configuration


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    all praise to your keen eyes.
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    Why wasn't there a pretest for this?
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      Because it would create an unrecoverable configuration =)
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      Uhm... When I wrote my B (div2) I made a copy-paste error: my solution never printed "Unrecoverable.." but printed always "Excellent pages" instead. I sent it, and failed on pretests! Then I corrected it and got it accepted.

      How is it possible?
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      actually the participant had checked for "Unrecoverable Configuration." at 2 places. At one he forgot to put '.' :)

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That was a hard and unballanced round. Also, I missed the usual explanation of the sample cases in some problems in Div 1, mainly B and E...
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oh, no..........
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I really enjoyed the contest. Perhaps a good warm-up (if not overheat) before tomorrow's TCO.

I will be really really really looking forward to E's editorial.
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    enjoyed the contest, yes, but it's unrated :(
    anyway good luck for tomorrow's TCO then :D
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    Can we expect CodeForces rounds authored by you soon?
    Your TopCoder contests were cool and Hard problems were as tough as today's problemset if not more ^_^
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      Thank you! I'm very happy to hear that.

      I've asked to but haven't got any reply until now. Maybe they already have too many authors - or maybe they simply missed my email. In either case you have the answer.
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        I don't know what happened with your email, but will be really great to see your round on Codeforces. I'll ask RAD to ping you about it. Thank you.
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      Agree with caustique, dolphinigle's contests are awesome.
      In fact, he is our favorite in Indonesia :D
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After 13 days waiting for this contest. to be unrated! :(
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Hmm.....unrated..It makes me sad ;(
By the way , I couldn't get pleasure from solving these because it seemed that problems are very difficult except for A!

I think that recent contests are becoming difficult than the contests of the past clearly.
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My contest performance was very bad.Cannot solve problem C. But who cares the contest is unrated so I m feeling lucky...................

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Shocked............... :-( :-(

"Unrated" !!!!!!!!!
it's not sounds good........ :-(
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Why interval between contests have increased? We would love to have 2 contests in a week,at least 1.
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     Having not enough nice problems for the contest.
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    2 contests in a week would be nice.
    shorter problem description with no translation error would be nicer.
    good & balanced problem set will be even better.

    I look forward to it.
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      well, you can complain about the translation errors to me personally (as I translate the problems), I'm open to criticism (within reasons, of course))
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In B (Div1)/D (Div2), how to proof that a given strategy is an optimal one ?
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I don't know if I'm missing something, but if the author solution for the "B div1/D div2" was wrong. How did 21 coder manage to get it accepted ?!!
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    They have the same wrong solution...
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This contest supposed to be rearranged as like as SRM504.5
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Can this contest be rerated with the ignorance of AC solutions in B (Div1)/D (Div2)?

I think it's better than unrated....
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I think it's better to rematch in few days.
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    Waiting for Codeforces Beta Round #78.5 :)
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Any editorials coming soon??? or not? :(
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This was my first contest and goes of unrated....disappoiting:(
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Now I know the meaning of "red"
for me "red" means hard but unrated with pretty large stories.
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Round #79 and #80 is coming soon
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Many contests are coming soon. It feels nice :))
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Why isn't 98B in the PROBLEMSET rejudged? The problem has already been modified. 
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There is a tutorial written for this contest — http://codeforces.com/blog/entry/2323 . Thanks to #AndreySiunov (in the comments) for that. But there is no link for it. on the contest Dashboard. Please add it. I had a hard time finding it.