This was my first time to participated in Codeforces (http://www.codeforces.com/) , an online programming contest site.

This is a link explaining rules about the contest : http://codeforces.com/blog/entry/456

During the contest, I made a newbie mistake of resubmitting the same solution twice because I didn't understand what "judgement failed." meant. I thought it was something like "compilation error." Only after resubmitting my solution did I learn that "judgement failed" meant "there is something wrong with our server. Please wait a while we fix this issue." I lost about 100 points for that mistake.

But other than that, things went okay.

I solved three problems out of five - A , B, and C.

Here is the link to problem statement : http://codeforces.com/contest/149

And here is the link to my blog : : http://sk765.blogspot.com/

**Problem A — A Business trip**

**Algorithm**

Our main character, Petya, wants to water her plant as few time as possible while still achieving the goal of making her plant grow more than or equal to k centimeters.

We can use a greedy approach. Follow below steps

1. Sort month by how many centimeters they can make a flower grow in ascending order.

2. Pick the month with the largest growth value, and add it to variable named "sum".

3. Repeat procedure 2 until value of "sum" >= k

**Source code**

**Problem B — Martian Clock**

**Algorithm**

**Explanation**

*How do I determine whether the given input has an infinite number of bases or not?*

*Once we determine that the given input has a finite number of bases, how do we find the minimum valid base?***Source code**

*= b;*

**Problem C — Division into Teams**

- #1 Each boy plays for exactly one team (
*x*+*y*=*n*). - #2 The sizes of teams differ in no more than one (|
*x*-*y*| ≤ 1). - #3 The total football playing skills for two teams differ in no more than by the value of skill the best player in the yard has. More formally:

# 1 and #2 tell us that each team took turns picking a player.

**Algorithm**

**Source Code**

codeforces.com/blog/entry/3864

I searched for Editorial, and nothing showed up. I probably should've searched for Tutorial. And I didn't know only one person is allowed to post a review on a contest.