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By Tobby_And_Friends, history, 17 months ago, In English,

I was trying this problem from SPOJ: http://www.spoj.com/problems/LVADER/en/. I figured out the recurrence for the problem which is f(x, y) = f(x — 1, y) + f(x, y — 1) + f(x — 1, y — 1), f(x, 0) = f(0, y) = 1. The constraints of the problem does not allow me to use normal DP and I'm not aware how to use matrix exponentiation technique for 2-D recurrence. I read this article: https://threads-iiith.quora.com/Solving-Dynamic-Programming-with-Matrix-Exponentiation but I could not fully understand the idea. Any help is really appreciated.

 
 
 
 
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17 months ago, # |
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(We can always translate Luke's position to (0, 0).) Sorry if something is unclear, please clarify if needed.

With matrix exponentiation, you have a list of subsets of states, where the transitions between these states are (almost) the same. For instance, in the "find n-th Fibonacci number in O(logn)" problem, the 'subsets of states' are (Fn - 1, Fn) for positive n.

What could the subsets of states be?
What simple problem does this look like?
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17 months ago, # |
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Read up this — Delannoy Numbers. You don't need Matrix Exponentiation here.

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Can anyone provide some standard tutorial/resources to learn it. I stuck on a task of october long challenge :(