### Bhj2001's blog

By Bhj2001, history, 19 months ago,

Hello Everyone!

I invite you all to September Circuits '19, an exciting contest with 8 amazing problems (7 algorithmic problems and 1 approximation problem). The contest will start on September 21, 15:30 UTC and will run for 7 days.

This time, the problems are prepared by me Bhj2001 Bhagya Kamal Jain , aayueshbar Aayuesh Barui, ojas_bansal Ojas Bansal, _dp95 Dishant Pawar & anay_07 Anay Loya. Thanks to Arpa (AmirReza PoorAkhavan) for testing the problems and helping us prepare the problems.

To make the challenge more interesting, problems added to the contest in this order:

• Day 0: Easy, Easy-Medium, Approximation.
• Day 1: Medium, Medium.
• Day 4: Medium-Hard, Medium-Hard.
• Day 6: Hard

As usual, there will be some nice prizes for the top five competitors:

• First place: $100 Amazon gift card + HE t-shirt. • Second place:$75 Amazon gift card + HE t-shirt.
• Third place: \$50 Amazon gift card + HE t-shirt.
• Fourth place: HE t-shirt.
• Fifth place: HE t-shirt.
• Hope to see you at the scoreboard!

Good Luck & Have Fun.

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 » 19 months ago, # |   +4 I really expect this time the problem statements to be clear and correct. Bhj2001
 » 19 months ago, # |   0 UPD: Contest is live.
 » 19 months ago, # |   +3 what?? on the hacker earth website writes 10 T-shirts for top 10! but here there is only 5!
•  » » 19 months ago, # ^ |   0 Bhj2001 please tell, is it 10 or just top 5..??
 » 19 months ago, # | ← Rev. 4 →   0 Is there any way to ask for clarifications? E.G. in Smallest chosen word does subsequence mean: substring (continuous) subsequence (without changing the order of remaining elements) submultiset (with changing the order) thank you
•  » » 19 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   0 Admins look at the comments. Maybe you get answer in comments.(at hackerearth)
•  » » » 19 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 4 →   0 I am sorry about stupid question, but where are comments there? UPD: at the bottom of the pageUPD2: there is Provide custom input option and when running Compile & Test it also gives expected answer
•  » » » » 19 months ago, # ^ |   +8 It's not stupid. Go to the question, scroll down and there should be "View all comments" click there. (Sorry for bad English)
•  » » 19 months ago, # ^ |   +8 subsequence means subsequence the one that the one that you mentioned .  consider this case : alablb output should be : aabb 
 » 19 months ago, # |   +8 In hackereath there is a sentence like: "HackerEarth T shirts for top 10 participants with ratings less than 1600". But in this blog you said that top 5. Which one is correct?
 » 19 months ago, # |   0 Which one is the approximation one?
•  » » 19 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   0 I believe Minimum inversions
•  » » » 19 months ago, # ^ |   0 Checker of approximate problem is broken.
 » 19 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +3 Hi Bhj2001, could you please fix the last problem? It gives max score of 70, instead of a 100.
•  » » 19 months ago, # ^ |   0 70 is max score for last problem. That's why you are getting 70 instead of 100.
•  » » » 19 months ago, # ^ |   0 Why it should be worth 70 pts and for example "going to the office" 100? Also on top of the leaderboard, in that task's column it says 100. I don't see any reason to make it 70, so I think it's just a defect.
•  » » » » 19 months ago, # ^ |   0 goto homepage of problems and checkout max score.
•  » » 19 months ago, # ^ |   0 Bhj2001 an update about this task. It was already mentioned in the discussion, but the tests are really weak. Sorry but currently this is a trash task. Could you please change the score to 100 and add stronger tests? It's a waste of your effort too.
•  » » » 19 months ago, # ^ |   +2 I agree with you. test cases are very weak, I hope they put strong test cases and rejudge the solutions.
 » 19 months ago, # |   0 Are there any hidden testcases for the last problem 'Friends in a town'?
 » 19 months ago, # |   0 How to solve 'Partitioning binary strings' ?
 » 19 months ago, # |   +8 Why did the brute force solution for "friends in a town" pass all the test cases?
•  » » 19 months ago, # ^ |   0 What is the brute force solution? It's an easy problem nonetheless.
•  » » » 19 months ago, # ^ |   0