### Misa-Misa's blog

By Misa-Misa, 2 months ago,

Here is mine. $100$ is the average for this open/free for all test.

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By Misa-Misa, history, 2 months ago,

Given a tree with $N$ vertices, find the number of rooted trees (which consist of some edges present in the given tree) with $K$ vertices, including vertex 1. Constraints: $1 \leq K \leq N \leq 3000$.

Example :
Let $N$ = $5$ and the tree be this :

Then for K = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 the solutions are :

This problem was taken from snuke 's blog

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By Misa-Misa, history, 2 months ago,

I found a tutorial but it is in Japanese, do you know some good English tutorials.

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By Misa-Misa, history, 2 months ago,

Here are my 2 codes 238131720 and 238131624. The only difference is this :

The second one gives runtime error. Why???

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By Misa-Misa, history, 2 months ago,

I wanted to ask why my solution for this problem works!
Logic lies inside the solve function.
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## Logic

First, I find the intervals which can be just turned on by just 1 bulb, and then for each interval, I find number of bulbs that can single handedly turn on the whole interval.

To do this i consider this bulb and it counterpart bulb (which also lies in this interval), then i query in the range formed by the two bulbs the min value and max value of oth (using segment tree), and then expand my range to the new indices.
If range becomes equal to total interval size then we lit up whole range, else if range size did not increase and whole interval is not covered then we can not cover this whole range so we skip this blub.
I am not sure why this works fast.

#### oth array

for each bulb i store the index of it counterpart in oth array.

Sombody help me with time complexity.

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By Misa-Misa, history, 3 months ago,

Past week, i was asked this problem in an interview, i don't know the solution till now, help me with this.

# Problem

There are $N$ people in a group, weight of $i$ 'th person is $W[i]$, there is a lift of capacity $C$ which is the maximum weight the lift can carry, everyone wants to go to the top floor via lift.
Determine $M$, where $M$ is the minimum times lift must be used by the group so that everyone is able to go to the top floor.

## Test Case

$N$ = 4
$C$ = 90
$W$ = [10, 20, 70, 80]

$ANS$ = 2

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By Misa-Misa, history, 4 months ago,

#### 1

Five men and nine women stand equally spaced around a circle in random order. The probability that every man stands diametrically opposite a woman is $\frac{m}{n},$ where $m$ and $n$ are relatively prime positive integers. Find $m+n.$

Solution

#### 2

A plane contains $40$ lines, no $2$ of which are parallel. Suppose there are $3$ points where exactly $3$ lines intersect, $4$ points where exactly $4$ lines intersect, $5$ points where exactly $5$ lines intersect, $6$ points where exactly $6$ lines intersect, and no points where more than $6$ lines intersect. Find the number of points where exactly $2$ lines intersect.

Solution

#### 3

The sum of all positive integers $m$ for which $\tfrac{13!}{m}$ is a perfect square can be written as $2^{a}3^{b}5^{c}7^{d}11^{e}13^{f}$, where $a, b, c, d, e,$ and $f$ are positive integers. Find $a+b+c+d+e+f$.

Solution

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There exists a unique positive integer $a$ for which the sum $[U=\sum_{n=1}^{2023}\left\lfloor\dfrac{n^{2}-na}{5}\right\rfloor]$ is an integer strictly between $-1000$ and $1000$. For that unique $a$, find $a+U$.

(Note that $\lfloor x\rfloor$ denotes the greatest integer that is less than or equal to $x$.)

#### 5

Consider an $n$-by-$n$ board of unit squares for some odd positive integer $n$. We say that a collection $C$ of identical dominoes is a maximal grid-aligned configuration on the board if $C$ consists of $(n^2-1)/2$ dominoes where each domino covers exactly two neighboring squares and the dominoes don't overlap: $C$ then covers all but one square on the board. We are allowed to slide (but not rotate) a domino on the board to cover the uncovered square, resulting in a new maximal grid-aligned configuration with another square uncovered. Let $k(C)$ be the number of distinct maximal grid-aligned configurations obtainable from $C$ by repeatedly sliding dominoes. Find the maximum value of $k(C)$ as a function of $n$.

Sources

What is Misa-Math
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By Misa-Misa, history, 4 months ago,

we have a permutation p of size N.

we iterate on this permutation and insert elements into a Binary Search Tree.

Prove that each sub-tree will consists of all elements from some l to r.

In other words, prove that elements of each sub-tree form continuous subarray of identity permutation (if written is sorted order).

identity permutation -> 1, 2, 3, 4 ... N.

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By Misa-Misa, history, 5 months ago,

### Problem

You are give a permutation of length n. Among all rotations of this permutation find out the one with maximum number of cycles.
Cycles here mean that cyles in the graph of permutation which contains edges from element->corresponding index. (One based indexing)

#### Constraints:

n <= 3e5

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By Misa-Misa, history, 5 months ago,

B — Pass on Path arc_152

UPD : Solved
- Observe that it will be most optimal when both the travellers start at same position and move in opposite direction.
Proof:
In general case, the travellers will pass each other twice.
At the time of first meet it will be like this -> One of the travellers is waiting at rest area for other to pass, as other passes it they will meet again for second meet afterwards. So it is better if they started at the same meet point in different directions, answer would always be less. Hence proved. (Because the first meet point has become the start so does not add anything to the wait time, so it is better.)

- Now we just have to solve if they had to start at rest point A[i]. To solve this note that their meeting point will be L-A[i]. - It will lie between two rest positions (may coincide also) such that A[j] <= L-A[i] <= A[k], min waiting time will be ..
- 2 * ( min ( (L-A[i]-A[j]) , A[k]-(L-A[i])) ).
- To get final answer, Add the min waiting time to 2*L.

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By Misa-Misa, history, 5 months ago,

#### 1/4

Most of the number theory problems involving divisors etc that have intended solutions using mobious or inclusion exclusions (I-E), do not really need these buzzwords, there is almost always an easier solution using dp. We can still say its I-E, but code is sort.

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Let's calculate dp[i] where dp[i] denotes no of segments which have gcd(min, max) = i. To calculate dp[i], we can first calculate the no of segments which have gcd as multiple i, this part is easy and the same as editorial.

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Then subtract dp[k*i] from dp[i] where 2<=k<=n/i. These will remove all segments which have gcd multiple of i but no exactly i. At last just print dp[1].

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I forgot to mention one should find these dp values in descending order.

#### I just don't seem to get it can someone explain it simply and in detail.

Problem in discussion is: AtCoder ABC304 F Shift table

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By Misa-Misa, history, 5 months ago,

Observations:
1. There is an optimal level of testosterone level at which you enjoy CP the most let's denote it by t_max.
2. If your level is a lot below t_max then you will feel tired and sleepy and you will not be able to solve hard problems, most probably you sleep during thinking, i.e. body enters it natural cycle to restore testosterone.
3. If your testosterone levels are more than t_max, you will be thinking a lot but not about problems. You will not feel like solving problems.
Which means you need to get Light.

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By Misa-Misa, history, 5 months ago,

Today i tried topcoder and the experience was just horrible.
First it was hard to figure out how/where to submit etc., not at all intuitive or beginner friendly
Couldn't submit my solution, "COPY BYTE error.." something like that.
Even vjudge could not submit.
Tried to download the arena applet, for that i didn't have the password, so tried creating new account but the one time verification email won't come.
The starting experience was just horrible.

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By Misa-Misa, 5 months ago,

# Problem

You are given positive integers N and L. Count all sequences of positive integers with the following properties:
- The sequence is strictly increasing.
- The length of the sequence is L.
- No two consecutive elements share the same parity.

Return the number of these sequences, modulo 1e9 + 7.

### Constraints

N <= 1e5 and L <= N.
elements in sequence can be from 1 to N.

### What I have been able to do upto now

I broke it into two parts.
- Part 1 : o e o e o e ...
- Part 2 : e o e o e o ...
I have thought of dp.

Then Lets solve for o e o e .., second part will be similar.

dp[i][j] : Number of ways to fill upto index i such that number at index i is j. If i is odd then j must be odd.

dp[i][j] = dp[i-2][j-2] * 1 + dp[i-2][j-4] * 2 + dp[i-2][j-6] * 3 ... -- eq1

This is O(N*N*N) Solution.

### Then i further observed that

dp[i][j-2] = dp[i-2][j-4] * 1 + dp[i-2][j-6] * 2 + dp[i-1][j-8] * 3 ... --eq2

Then eq1 - eq2 gives me,

dp[i][j] = dp[i][j-2] + dp[i-2][j-2] + dp[i-2][j-4] + dp[i-2][j-6] + dp[i-2][j-8] ...

this can now be done in O(N*N), but will surely give TLE in above constraints.

So how to proceed further?

Are there any optimization / tricks in this dp.

Or I should think something else which is not dp.

Don't wanna know the solution, just tell if there is some general concept/trick that i need to know, or i just need to think more on it.

Thanks.

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By Misa-Misa, history, 5 months ago,

# Problem

You are given two vectors A and B, for each 1 <= k <= 2*N we want to find out C[k] where C[k] is sum of all A[i]*B[j] such that i + j == k.

## Constraints

N <= 1e6

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By Misa-Misa, history, 5 months ago,

# Hey!

I was wondering how solve probability in kenkooo is claculated.

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By Misa-Misa, history, 6 months ago,

# Statement

You are given a vector of pairs (x_i, y_i) for size N.
Constraint : 1 <= x_i,y_i <=N and N<=1e5
For each j from 1 to N, find out the maximum value of j*x_i + y_i amongst all i's from 1 to N.

Finally print those N values.

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By Misa-Misa, history, 9 months ago,

I, recenty started doing atcoder problems, I am able to make codeforces rated 2100 in 3 — 4 hours, 1900 in 2 — 3 hours but even atcoder(kenkoooo) problem rated 1250, 1300 feel hard. Does any one have similar experiences? Or it is just me :(

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