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By Lazar-Wolfe, history, 3 months ago, In English

I just want to know why the questions are so long only on codeforces? Why cant we adapt a more atcoder style of questions where the authors forego the story part of the questions. I am pretty sure that more than half of the people just skip it and it doesnt really add anything to the problem solving experience.

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It makes statements more relatable and understandable, especially if the story manages to incorporate the problem sensibly into an everyday activity. And even if it does not manage that, for me it helps building associations. It's easier to talk about the "Icecoffee-Windmill" problem than the "Problem that had a sequence with the properties XXX and it was asked about YYY".

Yes, I'm a reader of the stories.

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    I'm still waiting for any of my friends to give me an array with 2e5 nonnegative integers for my birthday...

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      invite me to ur birthday and I will try. Maybe not 2e5, but I will try my best :)

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Today B totally better with story

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In a task, setters have to differentiate between contestants through various ways. One easy way is to lengthen the statement. Picking up relevant info fast from a statement is also an important skill.