By MikeMirzayanov, 5 years ago, translation, In English,

Hello!

Welcome to the VK Cup 2012 Wild-card Round 2!

It will be a week-long contest with the only problem. It seems the problem doesn't have an exact solution. So as better answer your solution finds as more points you'll get! Of course, it is not all the details. Full text of conditions and the rules of scoring you will be able to read immediately after the round starts.

If you was an official VK Cup 2012 Round 2 participant but didn't advance to the Round 3, you have the last chance to do it! Take part in VK Cup 2012 Wild-card Round 2 and be in the top 25 to advance to the Round 3. All others are members of the community can take part in the round out-of-competition, just for fun. Anyway, it will be unrated round to any of you.

Remember that after the contest ends your last attempt which passes at least one test will be judged on the main testset. You may try to solve problem as many times as you want.

Good luck! Let the best man win!

P.S. I must leave it here. During the contest is strictly forbidden to post/discuss algorithms/approaches for the problem, share any conclusions about the problem. You can not share the results (including just report score points) of the solutions on any tests. It is prohibited to publish tools to simplify and automate the process of solving the problem.

Thanks Nickolas, for the great problem!

UPD: The contest is over, the testing is completed. Congratulations to the first 25 finishers — standings, you are in the VK Cup 2012 Round 3!

 
 
 
 
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i really like this rules, although i'm an unofficially participant. i think it's like Marathon in top-coder a little bit, and it means that the problem is more real. i hope this kind of contest can be hold in the future regular.

look forward for it & good luck for everybody! have fun!

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Sorry for a bit off topic. Mike, is the site having some trouble in recent hours? I’m not able to view solutions on the standing pages.

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Hello,

Are we allowed to include the checker's code in our submissions?

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    Yes you can use code of checker and generator.

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It looks like that the grader stopped working.

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How much time is the testing on the final tests expected to take? :)

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Will the sources be open after the contest?Or is there going to be any tutorial or summary? I'm just wondering how they(especially who with a high score) got that high score...

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The system test has ended!!! It took so long a time...

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How about publishing the submissions, now the contest is over?

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    You may use "submission" tan in profiles now to see solutions

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Will it be possible to submit in practice mode later on?

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I think the link of stndings in UPD is wrong.