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By MikeMirzayanov, 9 years ago, translation, In English

Informal unrated contest Codeforces Testing Round #3 is scheduled on December, 2 (Friday), 15:00 (UTC). We will test the latest innovations on Codeforces that they do not affect the contests. If not, we will fix it quickly :) So, this round will take place "as is", no warranty about it.

Problems for the round may be famous to someone, but I'll try to make them such not for any of you. It will be 3-4 problems, as quite simple and something more tricky. The contest duratiuon is 1 hour.

I say thanks in advance to all those who will come and test the system. Thank you!

MikeMirzayanov
Announcement of Codeforces Testing Round #3
 
 
 
 
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Thank you for your hard work to prepare such a contest ,I will take it .

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I hope I can solve all problems in an hour:)
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Thx for testing round... I hope it will be beneficial who will join to contest.
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we'll be there.......
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Thanks a lot for your hard work .. 
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I will be here, thanks for your contest.
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It was really funny contest with "hard" pretests :) 

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good contest :)
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please, can anyone describe the idea behind problem B?
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    you should always increase minimum from (a,b) by maximum (a,b); if (a>b) b+=a;else a+=b;

    and if (a >=n || b>=n) then print number of steps.that was my solution.

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    Notice, that you won't have (m, m + k) in the optimal way, where k is a positive integer, because (m, k) would have less moves. So you will have (m; n), n <= m. Backtrack all n.
    When you need to calculate moves for position (m; n), you can get only (n; m - n) from it. For fast calculations use an algorithm similar to gcd :)
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      Thanks for the explanation. Why BFS doesn't work here?
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        well, I guess that it takes too much memory. If you take (n; m) as a state, I think that you have O(n^2) memory and time complexities. n can be a million.
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I am confused about problem C. For sample 3, initially the fifth person has all the 5 cards with all 5 colors while other four people have nothing? But the statement said each people should have only one  color in the beginning, so it seems like a conflict for me. 

I must miss/misunderstand some important info, would anyone give me a hint? Thanks.
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    There can be cards of the same colour as each other.
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      Sorry, I don't get it.
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        In this example, the fifth person has 5 cards, and they are all her colour (thus she only has one colour, but 5 cards of that colour). There are no cards coloured for any of the other people.
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    You can solve the problem C by Havel theorem with O(nlogn) time complexities.
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We cannot see the details of hacks now? This useful feature is available before.
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Are there editorials for test rounds?