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By AlperenT, 3 weeks ago, In English

Hello, April Fools lovers Codeforces!

We, AlperenT, flamestorm, ToxicPie9, and willy108, would like to invite everyone on Codeforces to April Fools Day Contest 2024! The 12th April Fools Day Contest will take place on Apr/01/2024 17:35 (Moscow time). This is a joke competition in which solving the problem is often easier than figuring out what the actual task is.

In this round, you will be given $$$n$$$ cool bugaboos where $$$-1 \le n \le \textbf{[REDACTED]}$$$ and 2 hours to solve them. The contest will use extended ICPC rules (no hacks, the standings are decided by the number of solved problems and penalty time earned on them). You can submit solutions in any language allowed by Codeforces, unless the problem says otherwise.

Please note that the round is unrated and that the penalty for a wrong submission is 10 minutes.

To get an idea of what the contest will look like, you can check out the contests of the past years: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023. (It has been 12 years since the first April Fools Day Contest, thank you Nickolas!)

Please do not send any clarification requests in the contest, as we definitely will not be sending funny responses like we did last year.

Good luck, and have fun!

UPD: Editorial is released!

UPD: Congrats to the winners:

  1. tiger2005
  2. emthrm
  3. Enchom
  4. arvindf232
  5. KumaTachiRen

And the first solves on each problem:

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Is it rated?

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    It's mentioned in the post that the contest is unrated.

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      It is mentioned in the post that's why he is asking.

      1st April Rules

      1.Do not trust anything anyone says

      2.Do not trust the first rule

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    It's mentioned in the post that the contest is rated.

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      Well, if these kind of crap questions are asked in April fools, then I would prefer to pass.

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    Yes..... except that the rating goes to a different destination.

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    i always see you to send the fisrt comments. it's fast!

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    no

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Man those problems are tough tho

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    Yes, but this is that time of the year when we peasants have the chance to beat these GMs and LGMs.

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Do you love April Fools?

Yes:

Definitely:

Absolutely:

Without a doubt:

Of course:

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Good luck!

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My first unrated contest <3

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Codeforces April Fools lovers!

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Imagine the contest was the april fool

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me when i see flamestorm hii flamestorm

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MAY THE POSITIVE DELTA BE WITH US

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As a problem setter, JNybraNfNW. This will be useful in the contest with probability $$$\frac{33}{66}$$$.

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I'm gonna take a screenshot of the blog to be safe in the contest

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Can we hack questions?

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Why no April fools in 2015

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Downvote me please

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As a tester, I recommend you to participate in this contest

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will it be rated but with contribution?????????š

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    petition to make this an actual thing

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I hope for this to be my last rated april fools day contest

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Is REDACTED 142024?

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Finally unrated for me)

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at the end when it's time to begin the contest you will say we make you fool there is no contest today.

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After contest

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orz

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I want to prank my friends on April Fool. Comment down your suggestion

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ngl I love the April Fools rounds more than the general cf rounds!

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Codeforces Sucks Its Actually ####

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sounds sus, is it actually !!unrated :skull: ?

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Goodluck and have fun everybody!

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The best pranks u get on April Fools are the problems from this contest :)

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https://codeforces.com/contest/1812/problem/J -:]

Spoiler
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As a tester, at most √n of the problems will be interactive.

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good luck

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Problemset leaking: http://surl.li/scemq

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April Fools contest 2023:

Completely REAL factorization of F
Completely FAKE factorization of F (100% wrong)
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Imagine that, there is no problem as given.

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Have fun :>

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as a tree i want to have children

am I a tree ?

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The round can be rated!!!!

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I'm new to this April fool contests but i saw 2023 one and i'm very confused! Can somebody give me a brief summary about what's this contest about!

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    The problem statements are delibrately removed. You must figure them out by yourself.

    - April Fools Contest

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      And it isn't rated right? i know it says Unrated in bold but it has happened before that they made it rated even after announcing "unrated" right?

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        Just check if anyone participated in previous April Fools contests and gets rated =)

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Is it rated :"3

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Why can't it play as a team? After all, I think it's more fun as a team.

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Please don't say you guys were joking making it rated after contest ends (T_T)

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imagine every bold written words are their opposite

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April Fool problems always harder than normal problems

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Is it rated ?

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Imagine calling unrated is a fooling material, in real this contest is rated :3

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Guys here is the problemset that I’m found:

Here it is
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What if at the start of the contest they say APRIL FOOL there is no contest.

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Upvote me please With ease If u dont have disease Or dis ease Else i’ll cease ✌️ peace

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How hard will be this contest? Is this contest like Div2 or more hard? You guys have any idea?

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    It'll be of a different kind, as they said in the post, you can see the past editions of the contest to get an idea of the kind of problems

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    The observing parts are quite hard but there are a few easier problems. The implementation is extremely easy though.

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      The implementation is extremely easy though.

      You can try to write the shortest code if you want a challenge :)

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Is it a rated?

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Unrated? Is it a joke or not?

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Hoping to become specialist this round!

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Honey, I love you.

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me going cm this contest lesssgo

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AYO MAN I LOVE GLAMOC DAWG I HAVE BBEEN BANNED FROM EMC NEXT DESTINATION BAN: CODEFORCES SOON->

LONG LIVE GLAMOC

i hate ni

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It was my first time attending April fool cf, and hopefully it will be my last time too. Bye!

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Please upvote me once, i don't want a -ve contribution on my profile: Plzz

"Coding like poetry should be short and concise".

April Fool Joke for You:

Why did the tomato turn red? . . . . . . Because it saw the salad dressing!

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The first and possibly the last time in my life that I have defeated tourist

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I need editorial for this problem Are You a Procrastinator? if it exist after the contest...

you guys are successful in making April fool of me with every damn problem

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What I think about F:

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i want @umnik screencast for this contest with musikk

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WTF 0 solves in $$$D$$$ for 100 mnts , then suddenly near 1k solves within a few mnts !! what the hell is happening!!!

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    Exactly!

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    just you have to print YES in the end of the contest

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      I tried to submit this in the last 5 seconds and I got "you have already sent this code" message. I think I did better job in procrastinating than everyone who got AC

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      Oh shit !! I tried figuring out connection between PHP and procrastination when I saw first submissions were in PHP

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    ?!

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    problem was called procrastination. so u couldn't get AC until the end of the contest

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    problem changes cause we are Procrastinators !

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    the moment they changed the statement, everyone crashed in it :3

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The contest was nice.

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They Have Really Fooled us T_T.

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it has to be rated;

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Problem F is really unfriendly to those without a phone. XD

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Man problem D was insane. I was the 14th solver for this problem

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hardest pset ever :)

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Imagine getting WA on C with 5s left in the contest because you put an extra value in your array by mistake T_T.

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This contest really fooled me Dozens of WA! :/

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I spent way too long on D thinking the easter egg and "no" and "yes" and "lie" and "procrastinate" meant anything... :(

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    Me too. And you can try "never gonna give you up" :)

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I am a procastinator

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I spent all the time thinking number 12 in Problem C meant the 12 months of a year.

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    I was on the same path but I realized there are 13 different inputs

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      When i realized that i thought in the zodiac signs, cause there are 13 signs with ophiuchus. I know it makes no sense xd.

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just awesome and fun

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hardest contest ever
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I'm excited to read the editorial.

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The best April Fool Contest I've ever been participated in. Nice job!

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OK I found this awa Happy April Fools Day!

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problem J is so funny!! lmao when I was solving it

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April fool contest really made me fool

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rainboy started the contest from the front. Thanks to April Fool.

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Again an awesome problemset from the same team. Thanks for fooling me!

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Procrastination is in my blood... its my blood!!!!!!!!!!!!

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What a fool i am i understand after giving the contest!

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In D, I printed JNybraNfNW which led me to the easter egg osnxymbjws. Then i printed osnxymbjws which led me to rvfqjqrfgp and asking to give up. Then i printed rvfqjqrfgp which led me to zcaziobjzu and asking me to leave suggesting that all these incorrect submissions causing me Penalty. Then i printed zcaziobjzu which led me to rymhtsgare saying that Fine, this is what you are looking for. Then i printed rymhtsgare which led me to ckkjqfhfrb saying that I have been Fooled. Then i printed ckkjqfhfrb which led me to xfbntvovfq. Finally i printed xfbntvovfq which again sent me to jnybranfnw forming a cycle.

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fun contest

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this was fun

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How many tried to find a 01-QRcode decoder like me. I thought the QR Code was the code for 12, but I didn't try to scan it because I don't know a fast way to turn it into a scannable QR code.

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When will be the rating updated? Is it rated?

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    I have a bad news for you....

    Spoiler
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Which Unc wrote problem J

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Instead of being online nonstop you could already sent mail

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This contest really make me fool

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Chin Chan Chon mann

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Yes I know and that's is why I'm coming but I need to come first this is the base case

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Hey Alparent, your back side is white!! XDD

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Why should April Fool's Day competitions be rated?