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10751 — Chessboard UVA

Revision en1, by selfcompiler, 2017-01-11 06:33:17

A king wishes to go for a walk of a square chessboard with the following conditions: • Each two consequent cells of the path must be adjacent, i.e., share an edge or a corner (thus, a cell may have up to eight adjacent cells). • Each cell must be visited exactly once; the first and the last cells of the path must coincide (thus, the first cell of the path will be actually visited twice). • The path must have no self intersections (we may think of a path as a closed polyline with vertices at cells’ centers). Your task is to find the maximal possible length of a king’s path (here we mean the length of the polyline, not the number of king’s moves).

Sample Input

N=1 ans=0 N=2 ans=4 N=3 ans=9.414

I am not able to get it , would you please help me understand to this ? Thank you .

Tags basic math, pattern, formula


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