Codeforces Round #341 (Div. 2) Editorial

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621A - Wet Shark and Odd and Even

First, if the sum of all the numbers is already even, then we do nothing. Otherwise, we remove the smallest odd number. Since, if the sum is odd, we need to remove a number with the same parity to make the sum even. Notice it's always bad to remove more odd numbers, and it does nothing to remove even numbers.

621B - Wet Shark and Bishops

Let's start with two bishops (x1, y1) and (x2, y2). Notice that if (x1, y1) attacks (x2, y2), either x1 + y1 == x2 + y2 OR x1 — y1 == x2 — y2. So, for each bishop (x, y), we will store x + y in one map and x — y in another map.

621C - Wet Shark and Flowers

Let f(x) be the probability that the product of the number of flowers of sharks x and is divisible by p.

We want the expected value of the number of pairs of neighbouring sharks whose flower numbers are divisible by p. From linearity of expectation, this is equal to the probabilities that each pair multiplies to a number divisible by p, or f(0) + f(1) + ... + f(n). (Don't forget about the wrap-around at n)

Now, for each pair of neighbouring sharks, we need to figure out the probability that their product is divisible by p. Consider an interval [l i, r i]. How many numbers in this interval are divisible by p? Well, it is easier if we break the interval [l i, r i] up into [1, r i] - [1, l i - 1]. Since 1, 2, ..., x contains numbers divisible by p, the interval [l i, r i] contains numbers divisible by p.

Now, consider two numbers and , with . Let a i be the number of integers divisible by p in the interval [l i, r i], and define a j similarly. Now what's the probability that f i·f j is divisible by p? We can count the opposite: the probability that f i·f j is not divisible by p. Since p is a prime, this means neither f i nor f j is divisible by p. The number of integers in [l i, r i] not divisible by p is r i - l i + 1 - a i. Similar for j. Therefore, the probability f i·f j is not divisible by p is given by . Therefore, the probability it is can be given by . Now, just sum over this for all i.

621D - Rat Kwesh and Cheese

The tricky Rat Kwesh has finally made an appearance; it is time to prepare for some tricks. But truly, we didn't expect it to be so hard for competitors though. Especially the part about taking log of a negative number.

We need a way to deal with x y z and x yz. We cannot directly compare them, 200200200 is way too big. So what we do? Take log! is an increasing function on positive numbers (we can see this by taking , then , which is positive when we are dealing with positive numbers). So if , then x ≥ y.

When we take log, But y z can still be 200200, which is still far too big. So now what can we do? Another log! But is it legal? When x = 0.1 for example, , so we cannot take another log. When can we take another log, however? We need to be a positive number. y z will always be positive, so all we need is for to be positive. This happens when x > 1. So if x, y, z > 1, everything will be ok.

There is another good observation to make. If one of x, y, z is greater than 1, then we can always achieve some expression (out of those 12) whose value is greater than 1. But if x < 1, then x a will never be greater than 1. So if at least one of x, y, z is greater than 1, then we can discard those bases that are less than or equal to 1. In this case, . Remember that , so . Similarly, .

The last case is when x ≤ 1, y ≤ 1, z ≤ 1. Then, notice that for example, . But the denominator of this fraction is something we recognize, because 10 / 3 > 1. So if all x, y, z < 1, then it is the same as the original problem, except we are looking for the minimum this time.

621E - Wet Shark and Blocks

First, let us build an X by X matrix. We will be applying matrix exponentiation on this matrix. For each modulo value T from 0 to X — 1, and each value in the array with index i between 1 and n, we will do: matrix[T][(10 * T + arr[i]) % X]++. This is because, notice that for each block we allow one more way to go between a modulo value T, and (10 * T + arr[i]) % X. We are multiplying T by 10 because we are "left-shifting" the number in a way (i.e. changing 123 -> 1230), and then adding arr[i] to it. Notice that this basically simulates the concatenation that Wet Shark is conducting, without need of a brute force dp approach.

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