bkrtoni's blog

By bkrtoni, history, 4 years ago, In English

Hello World :)

For non Russian — English speaker.

I think understanding a problem will help you to solve it faster , also the solution is all about understanding the problem. So tell me what you do to understand the problem statement. Thanks :)

 
 
 
 
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I read it.

:)

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    Sometime reading the statements is not enough.

    You are Arabic and i think you understand what i talking about.

    Problem statement written in English and Russian , So if the setter is Russian ,the statement will be translated to English in bad way, so you read something and setter means something else.

    If you solved that, help others. :)

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      Well you can ask the setter what does he mean by anything you don't understand (assuming that the English version of the problems is not understandable)

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      I've been in competitive programming for many years, I have solved probably over 2000 problems and I believe the fingers of my hands are enough to count the times I didn't understand a statement.

      There are times (still, not common) when I have to read it two or three times, but that's my fault for reading hastily and not paying enough attention. Finding a poorly written statement to the point of not knowing that it means is a very rare thing I think.

      If it happens frequently to you, I believe you should focus on either learning terminology or improving your English skills.

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        Thank you.

        I going to learn terminology more and more.

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Do you want a magical way to understand the problem? (Please and Please and Please think a little and then make blog)

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    No but sometime problems statement are really bad,So i cannot understand it.

    Not only me have that problem.

    If you can help write a comment else skip this blog. :) :) :) :)

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i read the statements slowly to get it in the first go.
however some problems are tough to understand, but then they are tough for others too.
so reread it if u doesn't get it.
it would speed up with time.

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A technique I use is highlighting a keyword by Ctrl-F. It can be useful for a long problem statement.

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Sometimes I read the input-output description first, then the statement. It becomes easier to recognize possible key points.