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By e-maxx, 9 years ago, translation, In English,

Today's contest was prepared by Saratov SU 2 team (Maxim Ivanov, Artem Rakhov, Nickolay Kuznetsov).


You will be asked to solve five easy and not so easy problems for some King, whom you hardly heard anything before. The king hopes that the problems won't turn out very difficult to you, and he will have a wide choice among different solutions to each of the problems.


UPD. The contest has finished, thanks to all of you.

The Results table.

Greeting to rng_58 for his win in today's round!


Problem tutorials: A, B, C, D, E.




Thanks to Mike Mirzayanov and Dmitry Matov who helped to prepare this round too.


Problem statements can be downloaded as a single PDF-file:


P.S. Don't forget to look through Codeforces Format contest rules, if you participate for the first time!

 
 
 
 
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Your username reminds me about GNU Emacs!
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I'm not really a fan of questions like B. That is, questions that are super straightforward and anyone could theoretically solve them, only made difficult by implementation tricks. 

Maybe I'm too critical. I realize that it's pretty tough to come up with good questions. Sigh
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    pretest #2 for problem A ? couldn't figure out where I'm doing it wrong.

    Sorry for the white message, don't know what happened.
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      it's the same as sample test #2.

      check that you use the same compiler and the same settings on your computer as in system.

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        Same error with me...
        I think that pretest #2 was different from test #2
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          No, it was absolutely the same.

          I didn't look at your solution, but some people had problems with floating-point numbers: they work differently in different compilers.

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            Weird because I use G++ 4 and here is all right for all samples.
            BTW, thank you reply.
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What was pretest 6 for problem A?
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What was pretest 7 for problem B?
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Whats 33 test case in B?
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If you please, what's test 75 for problem B?
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Same question with sazzad
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Small request. Is it possible to give english links (to standings, problems, editorial, etc.) on english codeforces? It will be just more comfortable :)
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i found some problems, I use code blocks as my compiler and as usual today i also use that, and i select GNU C++ as the compiler @ codeforces. But today i got all the WA for the compiler. Where i got the correct output, codeforces shown me WA. 

what could i do?? and what should i do?? 
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what is the testcase of 41 of problem A
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Sorry for speaking out my real feelings.......
Problem A, B & C are too easy, just with some boring tricks.
Problem D & E are too hard for most contestants.
So if you solve problem ABC fast and get a few hacks, you will get a pretty ranking.
That's not intersting...
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    i saw A and B and those are really easy, Bt this was my bad luck that i couldnt able to solve 1, coz of compiler problem. this was really my bad luck today. 
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    If you thought that you solved problems correctly and the last 2 tasks were too difficult, you could start hacking. Of course first 3 problems were easy, but it was good possibility to use hacks.
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I think there should be a strict policy: either don't show the test cases at all (I mean, don't answer the questions in this thread as well), or make a centralized place for them once and for all. (For example, show a link to a failed test on the status page near the submission's verdict.) The way it's done now is the worst possible one: I don't want to see a 'discussion' consisting mostly of requests to reveal a test.
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    UP!!  I agree with your opinion very much! Most people like to ask what the test is, then  debug, I don't think this is a good way to AC.
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      How one gets his AC's is his own business, my point is that any variant would be better than what we have now.
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I would like to know why I got Runtime error on pretest 1 when using ruby for problem B. I am pretty sure there is nothing wrong with my code. I can also post it if needed.
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for Problem A, both of my following approach works fine...
1.
if b=0 then result(0), end

for i = -1000 to 1000
if process(i)=true then result(i), end

result(NO), end

2.
for i = 0 to 1000
if process(i)=true then result(i), end
if process(-i)=true then result(-i), end

result(NO), end

But following got wrong answer on pretest 6
for i = -1000 to 1000
if process(i)=true then result(i), end

result(NO), end

It seems, it is required to output 0 when b=0, though any other answer may also be correct. I'm not sure about that.

If I am wrong, please anybody explain.

Can anybody give me actual pretest 6 for problem A?

Sorry about my poor English and for re-posting.
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    check overflow in process function
    PS 
    if process(i)=true 
    same as 
    if process(i)
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      For all the approaches (accepted or wrong answer) process function is same. If overflow occurs for an approach, it should occur for all the others. Moreover process function is not recursive. So it cannot overflow.
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My problem B's code was hacked during the contest and that was right, but when I resubmitted it after the contest it got Accepted!!.
It seems the testcases for problem B are not complete.
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    This is the same case as of Beta Round #29 problem A!!!
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it will be better if we can see the cases for what we didnt pass system test 
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    I agree. It can be shown after the contest.
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Is there some problem on the Server? The Judgement is really slow...
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What was the final test 10 of B?
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Sorry, can the tutorial in English?

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    It is in English, at least half of it :) Tutorial for C hasn't been translated into English yet, and there is no tutorial for B yet. Wait a bit, please :)
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What happened to the judge?

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what is the testcase 4 of problem E :(
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    "y"
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      sorry, i wrong answer in testcase 14, not in testcase 4.
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        It's a random test:

        "qmdmxlhwjldezdahqtixkbdtvuzjsgoirrwrqrbtulnhixpmghfjcbwgtcikpsgdfgvhxhrlqbmhlffr"

        one of the answers:

        3
        33 1
        34 3
        80 1

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          thanks you very much! I got AC.
          And i really interested your site, although it is in Russian :)