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1555A - PizzaForces

Idea: BledDest

Tutorial
Solution (Neon)

1555B - Two Tables

Idea: adedalic

Tutorial
Solution (adedalic)

1555C - Coin Rows

Idea: BledDest

Tutorial
Solution (awoo)

1555D - Say No to Palindromes

Idea: BledDest

Tutorial
Solution (Neon)

1555E - Boring Segments

Idea: vovuh, adedalic

Tutorial
Solution (awoo)

1555F - Good Graph

Idea: adedalic

Tutorial
Solution (adedalic)
 
 
 
 
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good round

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nice round

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Problems A,B,C could have been presented in a different order.

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thank you for your dedication for this round

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Finally the editorial is out.

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problem E is so good, but I couldn't solve it during the contest :'(

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These are some incredible problems!

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Quality problems, quality constest. Also i think it perfectly encapsulates what a educational round should be: teaching cool techniques through problem-solving.

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Can someone pls explain how to implement the segment tree in problem E

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    First, sort the Segments by $$$w_i$$$

    Then, use two-pointers + Segment tree. For each $$$i$$$, you can add $$$[l_i,r_i]$$$ by 1, and in the segment tree, record the minimal value.

    for the second pointer, if the minimal value of $$$[l_i,r_i]$$$ is bigger than 2, then it means it is no longer useful, so you can add $$$[l_i,r_i]$$$ by $$$-1$$$, and the position of the second pointer ++

    the answer is the minimal value of $$$w_i-w_j$$$ For each $$$i$$$.

    Maybe my English is not good, if you want my code/still don't understand, you can ask me in codeforces.

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      You could also $$$update(L, R)$$$ by setting $$$wi$$$ at every index, do range minimum query, and get rid of the $$$(+1, -1)$$$ thing.

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Can anybody explain how this range based segment tree works, editorial doesn't talks about it

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For the problem C, if the map is N*M, how to solve it? Should I use twice DP?

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Surprisingly this time Question A stumped me during the contest. It really took some time to understand and solve it, so if anyone would like a more detailed explanation with a slightly different approach feel free to visit my blog on it.

https://codeforces.com/blog/entry/93407

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It took me almost 2 hours to come up with an approach for problem A. And my logic is extremely weird. see: 124335979 ;)

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Can't the probelm A be solved using a DP-like approach? I tried but my code was failing on larger values like 99999 and greater.

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They are very good problems, all of div2 ' s contests should like this.

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"It induces at least one "all-tree-edge" cycle since u and v are already connected. It can't induce more than one "all-tree-edge" cycle, since it contradicts with tree edge definition, and if it induces a cycle with some other cycle edge, then we can replace that cycle edge with its own tree-edge path: our cycle will become "all-tree-edge" cycle, but it will use already used tree edges. In other words, it's enough to consider only one "all-tree-edge" cycle induced by any cycle edge."

Such Verbosity makes editorials rather convoluted.

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Problem B is so interesting! It seems to need Pythagorean theorem, but we can prove that the best strategy only moves vertically or horizontally.

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Could someone tell me how the BIT part of the last problem works in code? It is not something like ‘lowbit’ that I am familiar with. Just providing me a link should be ok :)

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for problem C, why my i'm getting WA? i've used prefix, suffix sums.firstly i let ALICE to take max point path, then let bob to choose any path which obviously will have less point than alice's path.my submission

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    No Alice will not take the maximum point path. She will take the path that minimise the bob's score. See test case 1 Alice can achieve 12 points(max) but then bob will take 8 points which is obviously not minimum and Alice wants to minimise his score, so she will chose the path that forces bob to choose minimum score(7).

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In the solution of F, when add 1 to all the edge on the path, the function addOnPath just add the all the edges one by one. But isn't it O(n)? UPD: My bad, I didn't see that every edge will be at most delete once.

void addOnPath(int v, int l) {
	while (v != l) {
		inc(tin[v], 1);
		inc(tout[v], -1);
		v = up[0][v];
	}
}
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how to do d using dp?

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I really appreciate the effort put into the explanations.