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By chokudai, history, 8 months ago, , We will hold AtCoder Beginner Contest 145.

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 » How To Solve 'E'?
•  » » It's a standard knapsack problem, the only difference being that the order you want to eat the food in is increasing by A (you want the longest food you'll eat to be at the end)
•  » » » 8 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   I still didn't get , why sorting with respect to time gives AC. Can you please,explain?
•  » » » » Because you want to eat a couple, and then the last one you eat can go over. Since it can go over and is not bounded by T, then the BEST one to go over is the largest one from the subset you selected. Formally if you have a subset of times A1, A2, A3 ... Ak, you can eat them iff, you have a subset of k-1 that is <= (T-1). Now you see that you want to remove the maximum one from the subset. Sorting it and doing a knapsack will guarantee that the last one is the added is the maximum one in the subset
•  » » Let $dp[i][j]$ be maximal happiness you can achieve taking some of first i dishes during j minutes. Let $backdp[i][j]$ be maximal happiness you can achieve taking some of last dishes (with indices from i to n) during j minutes. Now let's go through the dish that we will eat last ($i$) and time we spent on eating first $i - 1$ dishes ($t'$). Try to update answer as $min(answer, dp[i - 1][t'] + backdp[i + 1][(t - 1) - t'] + b[i]$. It's easy to calc $dp$ : $dp[i][j] = max(dp[i - 1][j], dp[i][j - 1], dp[i - 1][j - a[i]] + b[i]$ (if such exist)$)$. Same with $backdp$.
 » How to Solve D ?
•  » » If you print the matrix you notice that every third diagonal is part of pascals triangle (so just implement combinations and get the right row and column in the triangle)
•  » » » Can you please detail more the idea and solution ?? Thanks
•  » » » » To get to x, y from 0, 0 we have to do some (i + 1, j + 2) and some (i + 2, j + 1) moves. So, let's iterate how many times we will do (i + 1, j + 2) moves and check whether if moves left can be done with some number of (i + 2, j + 1). If the total number of moves is N, and we did K (i + 1, j + 2) type moves, number of ways to do it will be $C_{N}^{K}$
•  » » » But how to implement combinations.I think it can't work when using mod.This worries me so much.
•  » » » » 8 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   You can calculate factorials modulo n, store them in fact[x]; And then inverse of factorials modulo N. (since MOD is prime, invFact[n] = POW(fact[n], MOD-2))And since comb(a,b) = fact[a] / (fact[b] * fact[a-b]) modulo this meansfact[a] * invfact[a] * invfact[a-b].Edit: Tutorial that explains https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/compute-ncr-p-set-3-using-fermat-little-theorem/
•  » » » » » Thanx
•  » » » » » You also can use Extended Euclidean to find modular inverse. I prefer it more than fermat.link: You only need to read equations, so don't worry about language.
•  » » » Matrix » 8 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   DPcoder rip rating
 » How to Solve D ? plz explain
 » what's the dp at F? plase
•  » » 8 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   best[i][j][k] -> best cost if you only consider the first i columns, the i-th column has value j and you've done k changes already. (j is really big, but you notice that there's no use in changing in something that's not already in the input, or 0). (Note, since you only look 1 in the past with i, you can only store 0/1 for it) The big observation to make this fit in time is that if the previous one has height X, then if you change the current one, you don't want to make it shorter, since that won't decrease the cost, but might increase it in the future.
 » Hello, I need guidance please for E. For problem E I have an approach that gave me wrong answer and I don't understand why. I just do a normal knapsack problem and I stop at time T-1 means knapsack(weight=T-1,n) then by backtracing the elements of my solution knapsack[t-1][n], I delete them from the val set and choose the maximum left and add it to my result. it gave me 5 wrong answers. Can somebody help me ?? My solution
•  » » Think about the problem as tubes(denoting times) . So , long tube for longer time and short tube for shorter time.case 1: If for optimum time T-1, longest valued tube is there in solution i.e its tube is in naive knapsack sol. and it may be replacing shorter tubes that represents a smaller sum than the highest valued. There you can replace most valued tube and take it at the last T.case 2: if second highest values tube whose tube length is greater than T , wont come into naive knapsack picture and if highest valued tube is in the picture then its optimal to take the second highest at last T.Similar way there are many cases we have deal with . I think this time atcoder's official editorial is better. It does brute force dp , for all i after excluding it
 » What is the after contest test case added for problem E All you can eat? My solution fails for it and passes the rest.