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By zscoder, history, 6 months ago, In English,

Hello everyone!

Will you be single and bored during Valentine's Day? Never fear, as zscoder is here to cure your boredom.

I would like to invite you to Valentine's Day Contest 2020, which will take place on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 12:30 GMT. The contest is unofficial and unrated, but the quality of most (if not all) of the problems are comparable to problems from a Codeforces round. I am the author of all problems.

The contest format will be IOI format, which means that each problem is worth $$$100$$$ points, and there are subtasks for each problem. There will be no time penalty. The problems are not sorted in increasing order of difficulty. Unlike IOI, you are allowed to use any templates or notes you have.

There are 7 problems to be solved in 3.5 hours. There is an interactive problem, so feel free to learn about them here.

There will be a special shoutout to the first person to AC for each problem (and also the first person to get all 7 ACs >_<).

The difficulty of the contest is aimed at higher-rated Div. 2 (Expert) to mid-red (low International Grandmaster) level participants but everyone is welcome to join the contest. Of course, if you are not single and are still free to join the contest, you are welcome to join as well. XD

Thanks to the testers Kuroni, tmwilliamlin168, duckmoon99, gamegame, ToxicPie9, dorijanlendvaj, kostia244 and alimq for testing the problems and MikeMirzayanov for the wonderful Codeforces and Polygon systems that made this contest possible.

The contest will be held (tentatively) within a Codeforces group and the link will be posted later.

UPD: The contest will be held as a training contest on Gym. (which will appear later) The contest is now available on Gym. Registration opens $$$6$$$ hours before contest starts.

If you are a coach in Gym, remember to disable coach mode before joining the contest. ^_^

I will be on the AC Discord server to discuss the contest after it ends.

Hope to see you in the contest!

UPD 2: Contest is over! Thanks to everyone who participated and made this Valentine's Day less lonely for me. Congratulations to the top 10:

Rank 1: Radewoosh (with 577 points)

Rank 2: jiangly and kefaa2 (tied with 500 points)

Rank 4: NoLongerRed (with 426 points)

Rank 5: sigma425 (with 409 points)

Rank 6: noneTP (with 351 points)

Rank 7: master_rat1 (with 345 points)

Rank 8: chocorusk (with 340 points)

Rank 9: BigBag (with 334 points)

Rank 10: waynetuinfor (with 326 points)

Also, here is a shoutout to all the "first to AC"s:

Problem A: sigma425 at 00:16

Problem B: Unsolved during contest time :(

Problem C: kefaa2 at 00:25

Problem D: TLE at 00:44

Problem E: TLE at 02:38 (and only AC for E during contest!)

Problem F: ForeverAffection at 00:12

Problem G: shirakami.rin at 00:24

UPD 3: The editorial is here!

Announcement of Valentines Day Contest 2020
 
 
 
 
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Can i participate in contest in team with my girlfriend?

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    リア充爆発しろ!

    It is an individual contest but that doesn't restrict you two from doing it together (not as a team though).

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    Show off (๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵)ﻭ

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    Your downvotes are count of those single people who are desperate and jealous. Hypocrisy is when you showcase your rating color its an "achievement" but when you tell you have a gf, you get downvoted for showing off.

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      Read the first sentence of the announcement and you will see why he got downvoted.

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      You can talk about your gf somewhere else, but commenting here is like an LGM saying "this contest is so easy" under a div3 round. This is not "achievement", I believe anyone who does this will get downvoted.

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      I have known about gf(generate function). :>

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    gr8 b8 m8

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    NO U CAN'T , IT'S CHEATING

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    Duuh...

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Nice <3

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This should be for teams of 2 :>

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    "Will you be single and bored during Valentine's Day"

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    Or you will be paired with a person with a similar rating. Or maybe a similar style of coding. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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Finally a worthy Valentine partner thanks codeforces ;)

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Will I be able to get the "one" in this contest?

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Hope I'll have a gf after this contest

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Wish this contest to last longer. So that everyone can have some time to solve the problems. As it is not rated.Why not make it 24hours in Valentine's Day?

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    You can always upsolve the problems after the contest.

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      But don't you think 3.5hours for 7 problems is too short?

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        On the other hand not everyone has such a long window of free time to join the contest. I think 3.5 hours is sort of a balance between having time to attempt most or all of the problems and also not being extremely long.

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          I find that I can see the problems now and submit code(since I opened the coach mode). So the length of the contest do not affect me :)

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Can me and my reflection in the mirror do this contest together?

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Great initiative for a single here :)

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Red coders of CF right now

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    Coincidentally the main characters in the round are all from anime/light novels

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"if you are not single"

Does it mean group participants? LOL

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Hey, what's the contest link?

There are only a couple of hours left.

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Why is this contest unofficial ? I mean why dont we held a contest for it ? It will be nice ^^

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    It is unofficial only because it isn't an official Codeforces round. However, you are welcome to treat this as any other official round :)

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      NNNNooooooooooooooooooo !!! I forgot the contest :<<< The notification doesnt show up for favorited contests ;-; Cry in tears

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      Sorry and thanks for the contest <3

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Contest starts in 5 minutes!

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Nice problems.It would have been great if it was taken officially.

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Statements are queit interesting! Some names in the statements are characters from some sweet love stories!

Problem A: School Days

Problem B: 徒然チルドレン (Tsuredure Children)

Problem D: 月がきれい (as the moon, so beautiful)

Problem F: 中二病でも恋がしたい! (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions)

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Hate A, hate biconnected, just test your knowledge.

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Nice problems! I'd be glad if someone can describe their solutions for problems C and D.

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    For C my solution is follows. First denote d +1 points with sum of their coordinates equal to d(lying on the border of the romb) and lying in the first quarter and start point as special. Then do $$$dp[i][j]$$$ the number of correct paths(not visiting bad points maybe except initial one) of length $$$j$$$ starting at $$$i$$$-th special point. To calculate it consider substracting invalid paths from all paths. To calculate invalid paths try one of the bad point as last bad point in the path and every length of path to it and make corresponding transition. Note that if this last point is strictly inside the romb then it can be the last bad point only in case it's last in the path. Otherwise this point is in border and due to symmetricity we should know values of $$$dp$$$ only in border points in first quater. Maybe explanation is not good ask if there are questions.

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      And you should be able to calculate also the number if paths from one point to other of fixed length. I only know how to do it in $$$O(length of the path)$$$. Only difference between corresponding coordinates matters and you can hash these values for the poinrs inside the romb.

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Why is it a valentine's contest but FA are the easiest problems

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Can someone help me in my submission for problem A. I am getting MLE on subtask 1 and 3. I don't understand why. Code is here

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    your dfs_lca() is going for ever so it's causing a stack overflow.
    the given graph is not a tree.

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      I have actually converted the graph into block cut tree. And then I am applying dfs_lca(). I don't know if I am doing something stupid in the process ;)

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This day needs some lovely problems! lol :D