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By Way_Above_your_level_lol, 7 months ago, In English

Time: 11:29pm IST

  • Solved A
  • Solved B
  • Solved C
  • Couldn't think of D

-- Up-solve :

  • Solved A in 8 minutes. I think I could've solved it faster but my computer froze up. Nevertheless I should aim for sub 5 minute timings on A. I wonder do the people who solve it in 1-2 minutes even test their solutions? E.g. tourist who solved in 0:00 minutes. I used the coding format from 619's D problem and coded really nice solution. Happy to see up-solving paying off! O(n)

  • Really had fun time solving B. I imagined the circles intersecting as the rabbit's hops and felt pretty awesome after submitting the solution. I think elegant mathematics plus coding solutions is the best kind of computer science. Especially when you can visualize the concept in a 2D plane. I submitted a wrong answer which I knew in the back of my head was the case when he can hop in a single step to destination, guess I should think of all testcases before submitting answer. O(1)

  • First realize that solution will have either 1 letter hidden string or 2 letter. More than that isn't possible. Got this idea using some examples and mathematically too. I solved this then by storing results in 2D table. the table contained frequency of letters till that point. Then simple addition over this 26*n table for O(n) complexity gives answer. Really intuitive solution. See attached photo! photo

  • I had no idea how to work with D. I need to brush up on graph theory skills. Will watch William Fiset's Graph theory tutorials soon, then will try to solve as many questions as I can. Search for more resources.

What I Learnt

  • Binary Search+ segment trees was a possible solution for D. How I don't know but the fact that they can be used is amazing.
  • Calmly solving question with mathematical proof pays off.
  • Up-solving previous contest was reason I could perform well this time. Need to keep this streak.

--- New Things to learn:

  • I don't understand what is meant by Suffix Maximum array in D's editorial. Need to see some solutions.
  • Using emplace_back() function
  • Solving BFS questions to find shortest Distance from node to node.
  • Djikstra's implementation I need to try out.

---- Pending :

  • Read and try D

----Song of the contest

Thunderstruck by AC/DC :)

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7 months ago, # |
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although the way you are treating the contest is a proper one, you should consider that publicly announcing your efforts is not always a good idea. why won't you write a blog about strategies to perform well in contests (after some research ofc) and how to upsolve them in a good way? :)

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These blogs are very helpful for others to learn from. Please keep it up!

7 months ago, # |
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you can watch mifafaOwO's screencast to understand D's solution

suffix maximum is just suffix_max[i] = maximum of subarray [i, n]

then try to solve very similar problem 1016F - Road Projects