### HolkinPV's blog

By HolkinPV, 6 years ago, translation, ,

Hi all)

Tomorrow at usual time will be held regular Codeforces round #249 for Div.2 participants. Traditionally we invite Div.1 participants to take part out of the competition.

The problems were again prepared by authors Pavel Kholkin (HolkinPV) and Gerald Agapov (Gerald). As always, we express our gratitude to Michael Mirzayanov (MikeMirzayanov) for perfect Codeforces and Polygon systems and Mary Belova (Delinur) for translating the problems.

UPD: Score distribution will be standard500-1000-1500-2000-2500.

We wish all participants good luck, high rating and enjoyment of solving problems)

UPD2: the contest is over, we hope you enjoy it)

UPD4: Congratulations to winners!:

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 » 6 years ago, # |   +51 You have just prepared Codeforces Round #246 (Div. 2) and now three contests after again you! I think that would be better if you prepared a both division contest instead of 2 Div2 s. These days there are too few Div1 contests. Anyway, I'm a Div2 contestant. Hope everyone high ratings. :-)
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +8 The contest just after this contest is Div1 + Div 2 contest.
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +7 also, it's Codeforces Round #250! :)
•  » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +9 Only 6 more rounds till it becomes a big, fat and round number :D.
•  » » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 3 →   +10 #11111111b = #255d
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +3 oh, i was thinking about increasing of my rating when i remembered that now i'm in div. 1 :(
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 No. You are pretty better than me. You are EXPERT. but I am newbie.
 » 6 years ago, # |   +13 An quite important contest for me. Because this June 1st is my last Children' s Day ever:p
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 I think that Round 250's statement may mention the Children's Day. :)
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 exactly. But I mean when the system test finishes, it will be June 2ed( or almost) in China! Or I can name it the last rating-change chance.( but actually, I couldn't do well in the past 'important' ones... Crossing my fingers now:)
 » 6 years ago, # |   0 What does the polygon system do exactly? Does it have anything to do with polygons?
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +1 Polygon is a system to make life easier to generate problem set with input and output and input validators and more... not related to geometry polygon Click here to see it
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +13 In Russian 'polygon' aside from its geometry meaning also stands for a place where weapons or some vehicles can be demonstrated and tested.
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 I see. Thanks!
 » 6 years ago, # |   +18 Your 20th (Div. 2) only contests!!!
 » 6 years ago, # |   -7 OFFTOPDid you see the innovation in info pages? The highest ratings are now noted near current one and pointed in rating graphics! So, wish everybody increase this indicator! :)
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 this blog http://codeforces.com/blog/entry/12446 s still visible in the recent actions section.
 » 6 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +3 I hope to leave March with my first "Back to green" , waiting too long for this moment
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 Hope that :)
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   0 Best wishes for you... :)
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +17 March May :)
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +3 you did it :)
 » 6 years ago, # | ← Rev. 4 →   +42 Nice thing that you keep making contests constantly. You are one of my favourite authors ! Looking forward for the round!
 » 6 years ago, # |   0 GOOD LUCK!
 » 6 years ago, # | ← Rev. 4 →   +7 You have wished us in such innovative way in your last 3 round announcement post... All the images are also unique... :) Nice to see that wishes....
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 did someone notice a "poke-ball" in above goodluck image!! :Dhoping to have another good experience in the contest!!good luck everyone.
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +6 that is our new feature)
 » 6 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   -12 OFFTOPjust noticed that now your cf profile also shows what your maximum rating is :D
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +7
 » 6 years ago, # |   0 Will anyone suggest me to improve my skill. I feel very darkness about my programming skill, rating,etc.
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 Train , train and train — said Petr — . You also need to have a mentor to tell you if you are training in the right or the wrong way , and find some company who will encourage you to train
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 I'm so sorry for thanking you too late. Actually all are my fault, I'm responsible for all. I'm so sorry. Infinitely numbered thanks to you all. But you see that my performances in all contests that I've participated. It's not only developing my skill, practicing, doing well etc. but also it's the fame of my country, my institution, my trainer(my senior brother), all. What can I do?
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +6 Don't be upset, if programming is your passion continue to do it. Some people can't even write simple "Hello world" program! You need just to believe in yourself and you will do anything!P.S Sorry for my bad English.
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 I'm so sorry for thanking you too late. Actually all are my fault, I'm responsible for all. I'm so sorry. Infinitely numbered thanks to you all. But you see that my performances in all contests that I've participated. It's not only developing my skill, practicing, doing well etc. but also it's the fame of my country, my institution, my trainer(my senior brother), all. What can I do?
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +3 I also felt very darkness before, but now I feel very confidence. Just persistence. :)
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 I'm so sorry for thanking you too late. Actually all are my fault, I'm responsible for all. I'm so sorry. Infinitely numbered thanks to you all. But you see that my performances in all contests that I've participated. It's not only developing my skill, practicing, doing well etc. but also it's the fame of my country, my institution, my trainer(my senior brother), all. What can I do?
•  » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 What can I do? well, for starters, u can stop posting the same comment three times!
•  » » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 Many thanks. Sorry. Ok, I've done mistakes.
 » 6 years ago, # |   0 It's kinda funny to be coding in a village where people are mad at you for not looking after the farms.P.S.: Don't misunderstand. This is not where I live.
 » 6 years ago, # |   0 The contest for today was about to begin at 7:30 pm as per written on the contests page.. But it has not started. What is its correct time?
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +6 it's 7:30 PM in MSK Moscow timeyou can view the time in your region from hereor you can just wait 1 hour and 15 minutes :)
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +11 can't you see the countdown on the right?
 » 6 years ago, # |   0 45 minutes before contest!!
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +24 checking winners-to-be of the round? :)
 » 6 years ago, # |   +2 I registered for this and it won't let me submit.
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 Its saying that I'm not registered.
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 Do you see yourself in the registrants' list? If you don't, you aren't registered, and you can know it that way even before the contest starts.
 » 6 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +3 Problem B he decided that the number is to small to be. I think it should be too small to be
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +15 Pasha decided that the number is too small to BE)
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 is there any way you can add me in to the registration? i registered but for some reason it won't accept me
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +5 I mean you missed a letter^^(too---to)
•  » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 ^ actually it would be "into". if you're using too, it would be like: "Can I play too?" too is synonymous with as well or in addition.
 » 6 years ago, # |   0 I should have accepted the problem D. What a pity...
 » 6 years ago, # |   +3 Wrong answer on pretest 5 ??? (Problem D)
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 At least I'm not alone who has this problem. I kind of checked everything in my program where a bug could be. But it seems more likely that some bug caused WA rather than wrong solution idea.
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +10 I 've found the bug: Assume our triangle is right-triangle at (x,y). If triangle is not "white" in length L, it could be "white" in length L+1.For example: 4 4 0000 0101 0011 0111 Strangely, I have not found the bug in last 90 minutes. And I found it ~10 minutes after contest ended.
•  » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 Here the answer is 8, isn't it?
•  » » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 Why is 8? I found 7 :S
•  » » » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 and i only found 6 :P
•  » » » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +6 three 00, one 00, one 0 , one 000, one 0 0 0 00 0 00 0 and one 0000 0 0 00 0 total 8 triangles. 
•  » » » » » » » 6 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   -6 how can you find it? can you tell me please?UPD : why you so rude to me? I just wanna ask for solution :(
 » 6 years ago, # |   0 How can I see the result? Or wait until tomorrow? This is my first time using Codeforces. Thank you and sorry for my pool English.
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +1 Oh,I'm foolish...
 » 6 years ago, # |   +2 That was some real fast system testing!
 » 6 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +1 Someone please give a test case where this (Div2 B) solution fails. Can't wait till the system test gets over. Thanks.EDIT: Nevermind, the system testing was fast and the test cases are now visible.
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 similar to my initial solution 6746602failing case: a = 129, k = 2. correct answer: 912
 » 6 years ago, # |   0 thanks for fast system
 » 6 years ago, # |   +5 So fast System Test! It is very good:)
 » 6 years ago, # |   0 quick system testing.... :)
 » 6 years ago, # |   0 I wonder why when I rewrote 6749499, let it run on "10 10 all zeroes" on the custom test, it gave TLE, but when I tried to hack it gave the right answer. Is the testing system for custom test and for hack tests completely different or just random?
 » 6 years ago, # |   -9 Some minutes before the end of the contest I inadvertently locked problem C(my attempt was A and B only). I saw I did something wrong (variable assignment) and asked the judges to unlock the problem, as I had not seen anybody's code and no one had attempted to hack my solution. I got a NO answer. I understand the decision, however, wasn't my question fair? Isn't there a way for the contest setters to see whether someone has looked at somebody else's code? ... seconds after the judging ended, I resubmitted and got AC as I expected. Not to happy about judge's decision.
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +12 Well, there's no reason why your question wouldn't be fair. That's to say, the judges' decision is fair as well :D
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 Better luck next time!
 » 6 years ago, # |   +1 System testing is too fast Probably because of strong pretests... BTW nice problem set and a successful round overall.... :)
 » 6 years ago, # |   0 When will the rating change? Will it be a long time?
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 My rating has already changed.
•  » » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +9 1698rating……why not 1700:(
 » 6 years ago, # |   +6 Another time a Div2 only contest and 410 unrated users with strange usernames...
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +4 i understand ur annoyed about it, but u don't have to take a sword and cut your computer because of that! :D PS: i'm referring to ur profile pic! :P
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 weird isn't !!!! the official winners are new users most of div2 rounds !!
 » 6 years ago, # |   +4 Rate-up!^^)
 » 6 years ago, # |   0 Is it possible for problem setters to try the problems in Java before setting the time limit?For problem C I got a "Time Limit Exceeded" in the contest.. Changed using "System.out.print" to using a StringBuffer after the contest and it passed.Same thing happened last contest, I got a "Time Limit Exceeded" probably just reading the input (even though I use a BufferedReader).
 » 6 years ago, # |   0 My wrong algorithm code got accepted for problem A! Check detailed info in my blog: http://codeforces.com/blog/entry/12481
 » 6 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   0 why did I get WA on the problem B tescase 40 if it gaves me the correct output running in my computer,please help. http://codeforces.com/contest/435/submission/6750836
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   +10 In this part of your code : if(b+1 > a.length()) l=a.length(); else l=p+b+1; That you determine the maximum index l you can go forward and pick some characters, You have a problem when b+1 < a.length() but p+b+1 >= a.length() then you access somewhere in memory where you didn't initialize.This can cause run-time error or some unwanted value. Here there was a 'n'in judge system memory after your string characters , and you bring that in your string.quick fix : l=min(p+b+1,a.length())
 » 6 years ago, # |   +1 good contest and good problemset. only thing missing was hacks. hope to see this level of problems with a few more hacking chances in ur next round! :)
 » 6 years ago, # |   0 what's the meaning of "skipped"?
•  » » 6 years ago, # ^ |   0 Skipped means your solution was not judged probably because you submitted it twice or some other participant had the same solution.
 » 6 years ago, # |   0
 » 6 years ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   0 this code gives WA answer on test 5 for problem C but in the test button it gives different answer for this test case ?? My submission