Hey there Codeforces!
flamestorm and I are glad to invite you to our first-ever Codeforces round, Codeforces Round #742 (Div. 2), which will be held on Sep/05/2021 17:35 (Moscow time). This round will be rated for participants with rating lower than 2100.
Special shoutouts to:
adedalic, for his fantastic coordination and translation of the round!
MikeMirzayanov, for creating the amazing Codeforces and Polygon platforms!
dorijanlendvaj, awoo, YouKn0wWho, PurpleCrayon, polarity-, ijxjdjd, stefdasca, epicxtroll, Aaeria, Eyed, kalki411, Shinchan01, BRCode, namanbansal013, Urvuk3, thonkip, richy6, and tdpencil for testing the round, catching any mistakes and providing lots of valuable feedback! We tried to get a large range of testers with different coding experiences so that everybody enjoys the round.
stefdasca once again, for creating video editorials which will be available after the contest!
saarang, not because he contributed anything to the round, but because he would annoy me for months if I didn't mention him here.
And you, the user, for
upvoting this blog and giving me contributionparticipating in this contest!
You will have 2 hours to work on (and solve!) 6 problems. At most one of the problems will be interactive. Make sure to read this blog and familiarize yourself with these types of problems before the round! You are highly encouraged to read all the problems ;).
UPD: The score distribution is 500 — 1000 — 1500 — 1750 — 2250 — 2750.
Good luck, and see you on the scoreboard!
UPD: Editorial is out!
UPD: Congrats to the winners!
Div. 2 (the only 5 contestants to solve the whole set!):
Div. 1 + 2:
We hope you enjoyed the round. See you soon!