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By spookywooky, history, 3 months ago, In English,

Hello,

I am trying to solve https://cses.fi/problemset/task/1163, but got some problem to understand it. It states that "There is a street of length x whose positions are numbered 0,1,…,n. " That should be "0, 1,..., x", not n, isn't it?

Then the example:

Input:
8 3
3 6 2

Output:
5 3 3

I think output should be 5, 3, 2, not 5, 3, 3. Since obviously the longest segment without a traffic light is 2, not 3.

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    x x     x

Can somebody explain? A lot of people solved that problem, I think I am missing something. Thanks.

 
 
 
 
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3 months ago, # |
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Found it by myself ;)

Two things one must notice:

There is an "implicit" traffic light after position 0. The length of the segment is calculated as without left bound, but including right bound.

So, the traffic lights are placed kind of "right of the positions". After adding the three lights, it looks like

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
 x   x x     x

The longest segment is the one "4,5,6", of length 3.

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You are right, the task statement had a typo. This has now been fixed, thanks!

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Can you please give me a hint on how to solve this problem? I am stuck in it.

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    Hint: Think about the number of segments that could be affected after adding a new traffic light.