Codeforces Round #273 English Editorial (C is available now!)

Revision en14, by xuanquang1999, 2015-06-27 16:28:57

Hello everyone. I have noticed the absence of round 273's editorial, so I decided to write one. This is the first time I write an editorial, so hope everyone like this!

I didn't know how to solve C and E yet, so it would be appreciated if someone help me with these problems.

Also, how to use LaTex in codeforces? I want to use this so my editorial would be more clear to read.

UDP: Actually, there's a (well-hidden) tutorial for this round, but it's written in Russian (with a English version using google translate in comment section). If you can read Russian, click here.

UDP2: Problem C is now available!

# A — Initial Bet

Since the coin only pass from this player to other player, the coins sum of all player won’t change in the game. That mean, we’ll have 5*b = c1+c2+c3+c4+c5. We’ll put sum = c1+c2+c3+c4+c5. So, if sum is divisible by b, the answer will be sum/b. Otherwise, the answer doesn’t exist.

Be careful with the case 0 0 0 0 0 too, since b > 0, answer doesn’t exist in this case.

My solution: 11607374

Complexity: O(1)

# B — Random Teams

If a team have a participants, there will be a*(a-1)/2 pairs of friends formed.

For the minimum case, the participants should be unionly – distributed in all the team. More precisely, each team should not have more than one contestant compared to other team. Suppose we’ve already had n div m contestant in each team, we’ll have n mod m contestant left, we now should give each contestant left in first n mod m teams.

For example, with the test 8 3, we’ll first give all team 8 div 3 = 2 contestants, the result now is 2 2 2. We’ll have 8 mod 3 = 2 contestants left, we should each contestant in the first and the second team, so the final result is: 3 3 2.

The maximum case is more simple, we should give only give one contestant in first m-1 teams, and give the last team all the contestant left. For example with above test, the result is 1 1 6.

Since number of the contestant in one team can be 10^9, the maximum numbers of pairs formed can be 10^18, so we should use int64 (long long in c++) to avoid overflow.

My solution: 11607784

Complexity: O(1)

# C — Table Decorations

spiderbatman has a great idea for this problem. You can read his comment here.

The order of the balloons isn't important, so instead or r, g, b, we'll call them a, a, a and sort them in ascending order. We'll now have a <= a <= a.

There's two case:

• 2*(a+a) <= a. In this case, we can take a sets of (1, 0, 2) and a sets of (0, 1, 2), so the answer is a+a.

• 2*(a+a) > a. In this case, we can continuously take a set of two balloon from a and a balloon from max(a, a) until a point that a <= max(a, a). At this point, max(a, a)-a <= 1, and since max(a, a) - min(a, a) <= 1 too, max(a, a, a) - min(a, a, a) <= 1. All we have to do left is take all possible (1, 1, 1) group left. Since we only take the balloons in group of 3, (a+a+a) mod 3 doesn't change, so there will be at most (a+a+a) mod 3 balloons wasted. We go back to the beginning now. The answer is (a+a+a) div 3.

My solution: 11614150

Complexity: O(1)

# D — Red-Green Towers

For more convenient, we’ll call a function trinum(x) = (x*(x+1))/ 2, which is also the number of blocks needed to build a tower with height x.

First, we’ll find h, the maximum height possible of the tower. We know that h <= trinum(l+r). Since (l+r) <= 2*10^5, h <= 631, so we can just use a brute-force to find this value.

Now, the main part of this problem, which can be solved by using dynamic programming. We’ll call f[ih, ir] the number of towers that have height ih, can be built from ir red block and trinum(ih)-ir green blocks.

For each f[ih, ir], there’s two way to reach it:

• Add ih red block. This can only be done if ih <= ir <= min(r, trinum(ih)). In this case, f[ih, ir] = f[ih, ir] + f[ih-1, ir-ih].

• Add ih green block. This can only be done if max(0, trinum(ih)-g) <= ir <= min(r, trinum(ih-1)). In this case, f[ih, ir] = f[ih, ir] + f[ih-1, ir-ih].

The answer to this problem is sum of all f[h, ir] with 0 <= ir <= r.

We will probably get MLE now...

MLE solution: 11600887

How to improve the memory used? We'll see that all f[ih] can only be affected by f[ih-1], so we'll used two one-dimension arrays to store the result instead of a two-dimension array. The solution should get accepted now.

Accepted solution: 11600930

Complexity: O(r*sqrt(l+r))

# E — Wavy numbers

Unfinished...

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