### Problem A:

Consider that we have *row*_{i} chocolates in the *i*'*th* row and *col*_{i} chocolates in the *i*'*th* column.

The answer to the problem would be: . It is obvious that every pair would be calculated exactly once (as we have no more than one chocolate in the same square)

Time Complexity: *O*(*n*^{2})

### Problem B:

Consider that we have *boy*_{i} males in the *i*'*th* day of the year and *girl*_{i} females in the *i*'*th* day of the year. These arrays can be filled easily when you are reading the input (See the code). Then for the *i*'*th* day of the year, we could have 2 * *min*(*boy*_{i} , *girl*_{i}) people which could come to the party. The answer would be maximum of this value between all days *i* (1 ≤ *i* ≤ 366)

Time Complexity: *O*(366**n*)

Bonus: Try to solve this problem with *O*(*n*). For each interval given in the input, you don't need to iterate from day *a*_{i} to day *b*_{i}. This idea is used to solve problem 276C.

### Problem C:

This problem can be solved with dynamic programming:

1. Calculate *dp*_{i, j} : How many sequences of brackets of length *i* has balance *j* and intermediate balance never goes below zero (They form a prefix of a valid sequence of brackets).

2. For the given sequence of length *n* calculate the resulting balance *a* and the minimum balance *b*.

3. Try the length of the sequence added at the beginning *c* and its balance *d*. If - *b* ≤ *d* then add *dp*_{c, d} × *dp*_{m - n - c, d + a} to the answer.

Time complexity: *O*((*n* - *m*)^{2})

### Problem D:

First of all, we calculate the volume of each cake: *v*_{i} = π × *h*_{i} × *r*_{i}^{2}.

Now consider the sequence *v*_{1}, *v*_{2}, *v*_{3}, ..., *v*_{n} : The answer to the problem is the maximum sum of elements between all increasing sub-sequences of this sequence. How do we solve this? First to get rid of the decimals we can define a new sequence *a*_{1}, *a*_{2}, *a*_{3}, ..., *a*_{n} such that

We consider *dp*_{i} as the maximum sum between all the sequences which end with *a*_{i} and

*dp*_{i} =

The answer to the problem is: π × *max*_{i = 1}^{n}*dp*[*i*]

Now how do we calculate ? We use a max-segment tree which does these two operations: 1. Change the *i*'*t* member to *v*. 2. Find the maximum value in the interval 1 to *i*.

Now we use this segment tree for the array *dp* and find the answer.

Consider that *a*_{1}, *a*_{2}, *a*_{3}, ..., *a*_{n} is sorted. We define *b*_{i} as the position of *a*_{i}. Now to fill *dp*_{i} we find the maximum in the interval [1, *b*_{i}) in segment and we call it *x* and we set the *b*_{i} th index of the segment as *a*_{i} + *x*. The answer to the problem would the maximum in the segment in the interval [1,n]

Time complexity: *O*(*nlgn*)

Thanks to ATofighi who helped a lot for writing the editorial of problem D.

### Problem E:

First of all, we assume that the tree is rooted! For this problem, first we need to compute some values for each vertex *u*: *qd*_{u} and *qu*_{u}, *cnt*_{u} , *par*_{u, i} and *h*_{u}. *qd*_{u} equals to the expected value of length of paths which start from vertex *u*, and ends in *u*’s subtree and also has length at least 1. *qu*_{u} equals to the expected value of length of paths which start from vertex *u*, and not ends in *u*’s subtree and also has length at least 1. to calculate this values we can use one dfs for *qd*, and one other dfs for *qu*. \ *cnt*_{u} is the number of vertices in *u*’s subtree except *u*, *par*_{u, i} is the 2^{i} ‘th ancestor of *u* and finally *h*_{u} is the height of the vertex *u*. \ in first dfs (lets call it dfsdown) we can calculate *qd*, *cnt* and *par* array with this formulas:

for ecah $v$ as child of *u* and *par*_{u, i} = *par*_{paru, i - 1, i - 1}

in second dfs (lets call it dfsup) we calculate *qu* using this formula (for clearer formula, I may define some extra variables):

there are two cases:

*u* is the only child of its parent: let

then

\

*u* is not the only child of its parent: let

then

now we should process the queries. For each query *u* and *v*, we have to cases: one of the vertices is either one of the ancestors of the other one or not! In the first case, if we define *w* the vertex before *u* (*u* is assumed to be the vertex with lower height). In the path from *v* to *u*, the answer is

.

In the second case, if we assume *w* = *LCA*(*u*, *v*), then answer is

To check if *u* is one of ancestors of *v*, you can check if their *LCA* equals to *u* or you can use dfs to find out their starting and finishing time. *u* is an ancestor of *v* if the interval of starting and finishing time of *v* is completely inside starting and finishing time of *u*

The time complexity for the whole solution is *O*(*n* + *mlgn*) (*O*(*n*) for dfs and *O*(*lgn*) for each query so *O*(*mlgn*) for queries!).

Thank you for the quick editorial! This is how it should always be. :)

Shouldn't be the compexity of problem B bonus O(n) rather than O(366)?

Fixed. Thanks

Just wonder if problem C can be solved without the condition n — m <= 2000.

I can solve when n — m = 2001.

I can solve when n — m = 2002

I can solve when n-m = 2003

I can solve when n-m = 2004

The best solution we got was

O((n-m)^{2}) time and memory complexity! but for memory limits then-mcannot exceed 2000I think adding codeforces tags to the problem would be more convenient ie.

629A - Far Relative’s Birthday Cake

629B - Far Relative’s Problem

629C - Famil Door and Brackets

629D - Babaei and Birthday Cake

629E - Famil Door and Roads

they were added!

For problem D, you can use BIT(fenwich tree) for simplify.

my solution : 16248220

I don't understand why everyone used BIT or segment tree in this question. I had a pretty simple solution.

Submission: http://codeforces.com/contest/629/submission/16246205

I had a strong feeling that such solution would time out on main tests. I did something similar during contest: http://codeforces.com/contest/629/submission/16246390 Which did tle. But after seeing your solution, a break statement fixes tle http://codeforces.com/contest/629/submission/16254869

Still wondering what could be worst case running time for such solution

The worst case is O(nlogn) only, the same for your solution. Reason — the total number of checks I make to make to delete an element is O(n).

This will be clear to you if you understand amortized complexity.

You might be thinking that my solution would be O(n*nlogn) because I might check all elements in every case. but you need to see that if I check t elements in a case, I have already deleted t-1 elements from the set. These t-1 elements will not be checked further in any cases.

Can someone help me in calculating the following dp table of question C ?

1. Calculate dpi, j : How many sequences of brackets of length i has balance j and intermediate balance never goes below zero (They form a prefix of a valid sequence of brackets).

Can you give a prove? I don`t understand.

Lemme try to help you understand :)

Let dp[i][j] = number of bracket sequences of length i and

balancej.Let's formulate a recurrence for dp[i][j]. To do that, consider a bracket sequence of length i and balance j.

There are two cases: It's either the sequence ends with a ')' or it ends with a '('. Let's consider these cases.

Case 1: Ends with ')'

Then if we remove that last bracket, the remaining sequence must have a balance of j + 1, because that last ')' must have matched a '(' and thus reduced the number of unmatched left brackets to j.

So we have dp[i][j] = dp[i — 1][j + 1] in this case.

Case 2: Ends with '('

Then if we remove that last bracket, the remaining sequence must have a balance of j — 1, because that last '(' matches nothing and only adds to the number of unmatched left brackets.

In this case, we have dp[i][j] = dp[i — 1][j — 1]

Since case 1 and case 2 are just partitions of dp[i][j], we combine them to get the total possibilities for dp[i][j]:

dp[i][j] = dp[i — 1][j + 1] + dp[i — 1][j — 1]

Solution for B in O(N) if you want to know

629B— 16248917thank you, seems like "range updates and point query" with BIT.

Can anyone explain the binary search LIS solution for D? and provide a source useful to understand the concept behind it ?

I used a BIT to solve problem D and I think my solution is slightly more interesting and different from the one used by others in the respect that I do

notdo range max queries like described here and I am not sure if this technique is known to a lot of people.I exploit the property that in a BIT, if we let each node be the max element in the range

idx..idx- (2^{r}- 1) wherer= LSB of idx, the maximum in range [0,idx] can be simply performed like we perform any operation in a BIT. This won't work for problems where query range is not [0,index] but I have found that this technique is often useful in being able to code Segment tree problems much faster using BIT.My accepted code is here: 16249272

I used Fenwick Tree too! But this will work with queries [0, idx] (as you said) and when we need to keep the maximum (or minimum) value so far. If we update some position with a lesser value, it won't work (at least without some tricks)

sam721:can you explain this statement:If we update some position with a lesser value, it won't work (at least without some tricks)

Suppose you have this array:

4 8 2 5

In this problem you need keep the maximum values seen so far. For example, if you make an update in position 2 (where the 8 is) with a lesser value (3 for example) there won't be any trouble because you know that previously there was an 8.

But, if you really have to update some position (change completely a number) this approach will not work.

In this array, the BIT will look like this:

4 8 2 8

If you update the second position with a 3, the BIT's 4-th element can't be 8, and it can't be 3 either

I am not able to understand why we are using max Segment Tree in Prob D. I am not able to visualize this.

I am able to understand the dp equation but how to solve that. Please explain me.

You have my deepest thanks. It's really refreshing to see some answers after you finish with the contest. For us (who aren't legendary masters) it's nice to see a good solution to ease our minds. I wish there could be someone to write a some answers for us after each contest.

Thanks again.

For problem C instead of DP you can also use the idea behind solving Catalan Numbers by considering a n*m rectangle and calculate the paths...

My code: 16240494

can you explain more about your solution ?, I know catalan numbers but I want to know how to use it here :D Batman

Read the second proof and try to use it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalan_number

Problem D: Can someone tell me if my algorithm is correct? I think there is some mistake in the coding...

my submission: 16248599

WA 37 is when you forget the fact that

`Babaei will put the cake i on top of the cake j only if the volume of the cake i is strictly greater than the volume of the cake j`

.I think I didn't forget that... I sorted the volume and when I am updating the seg_tree of for index i then I checked the indices less than i in the sorted list. :(

By the way, let me check again...

## sorry I didn't notice the word "strictly" ... my bad...

can someone explain why in C we need to check that d >= -min_balace

Without this check you'll not pass next sample: 6 3 ))( You solution will count something like ())()(, but obviously balance of prefix must be >= 2 in order to have correct bracket sequence

Can someone explain why this code fail in test case 4 ?

for me counterexample for 4th test was: 6 3 ))(, answer is 1

yeah my code fail for this test, i thought that the given string must be valid ( now i don't know why i assumed that :D ).

Thanks.

I did a quite simple implementation of Problem D using just Set structure in C++ Standard Library.

Solution: http://codeforces.com/contest/629/submission/16246205

I created a set of a pair of doubles (long long would also suffice) and start processing from the beginning box. The pair contains 1) The volume of the box 2) The volume of the box combined with any smaller boxes previously taken.(initially the volume of the box). When I encounter a new box, I find the just smaller box in the set, and the second value in its pair and add it to the second value in the current pair.

Now, I insert the pair in the set, and go on deleting the next pairs if the second value in their pair is smaller than the second value in current pair. This solution is also O(nlogn) since I am deleting a pair at most once and inserting it at most once. Also, when I encounter a larger pair, I stop. Hence, check is performed at most n times.

great solution! This is a good idea of using set and greedy methods. But it seems to be not quick enough. What do you think.

It's not a greedy approach, first of all. And secondly, it has the same complexity as the solution in editorial(Segment Tree) or the other solutions people are mentioning (using BIT).

The complexity is O(nlogn) for both.

My way is just easier and faster to implement.

I don't understand why this solution is O(nlogn).

What is the bound on how many times the while(true) loop executes in some worst case?

Thanks.

In a particular case, the while loop can execute n times ( if there are n elements in the set). This is true. Which can make you think that for n iterations, it will execute n*n times.

However, it will execute (in total) only n times. Because we are deleting the elements we are accessing in the process.

This will be clear to you if you understand amortized complexity. You might be thinking that my solution would be O(n*nlogn) because I might check all elements in every case. but you need to see that if I check t elements in a case, I have already deleted t-1 elements from the set. These t-1 elements will not be checked further in any cases.

That makes sense. You are right, I wasn't thinking of the amortized complexity. Thanks!

can you provide a source explains it in detail. getting LIS using STL in nlogn I mean.

Can you explain how your algorithm works when the input is 5, 10, 8, 9 in that order?

Seems your algorithm takes only 8 and 9 instead of 5, 8, and 9.

EDIT: How about when input is 5, 10, 7, 6, 7?

I use the same algorithm like you when I first read the problem. But I got TLE. 17204581 And I found that somebody use the same algorithm but use "map" other than "set",and he got AC.16462759 Now,I know map is much faster than set(maybe just in some case).

You are using the lower_bound wrong. When used in a vector it is used as : lower_bound(v.begin(), v.end(), value). It takes O(logn) time since random access in a vector is O(1). When used in a set it is used as : st.lower_bound(val). If you use it in the set like a vector, it treats the set like a vector. Since the random access of element in a set is O(nlogn), the complexity of lower_bound becomes O(n(logn)^2) instead of O(logn).

I have corrected this problem in your code, and it is now passing the big test cases. Its however giving a wrong answer later on. You need to correct that.

New Code: http://codeforces.com/contest/629/submission/17252723

Also, set takes equal time compared to map. Don't have such misconceptions.

P.S. I also learned about this behaviour of lower_bound the hard way in a previous contest.

Thank you very much!

I think you haven't handled all possible cases, How can you prove that if an element exist in the set with value less than the current value with me then it shouldnt be looked up again so it can be deleted, Can you explain for me how ur code handle this 1,9,2,3,4,5 If 9 will delete 1 so 2 won't find it so it will start a new sequence at the end it will be 2,3,4,5 instead of 1,2,3,4,5 Suppose these are the volumes, Please if there is something i dont understand correct me

Step 1: (1,1)

Step 2: (1,1) (9,2)

Step 3: (1,1) (2,2)

Step 4: (1,1) (2,2) (3,3)

Step 5: (1,1) (2,2) (3,3) (4,4)

Step 6: (1,1) (2,2) (3,3) (4,4) (5,5)

thanks man, i got it, great solution !!

Can someone explain me why my code gets WA in test 37 for problem D? I thought python long integers had unlimited precision, but it seems my code has precision issues http://codeforces.com/contest/629/submission/16250960

You are outputting the answer in Exponent Notation. When for number 122123, if you output 1.22e5, tester understands 122000, instead of 122123. Its true that python has unlimited precision, but the tester code only sees your output, it does not know that you have calculated the high precision digits accurately.

Try to print the answer without using Exponent Format. I think it will get accepted.

Thanks for the help, but unfortunately i still got WA http://codeforces.com/contest/629/submission/16251125

I tried to get your code accepted by tweaking it. But Failed everytime on the same test case.

Maybe its a precision issue.

This is because your code does not account for "strictly greater" volumes.

Can anyone explain me why Runtime Error for this solution for Problem A? http://www.codeforces.com/contest/629/submission/16234868

Never mind, Found that I did not allocate big enough 2d-array to old input.

Alternative solution for problem D:We can solve this problem in a manner similar to calculating the longest increasing sub-sequence(LIS) of an array.

Skip this paragraph if you know how to calculate LIS:To calculate LIS, we maintain a sorted list of elements currently in LIS. Initially add the first element of array to the list. Now when a new element x comes, we replace the element JUST greater than x in this sorted list with x. If x is greater than all elements of list, we append x to the end of the list.For this problem, we maintain a sorted list of

`(cylinder_volume,max_total_volume_with_this_cylinder_at_top)`

pair. Both these values will be increasing in this list. Add the first cylinder to the list. Now when a new cylinder with volume V comes, we find the cylinder with volume JUST greater than V in this sorted list. Let's say it comes at position'j'. We then insert the pair`(V , list[j-1].max_total_volume + V)`

at position'j', shifting all subsequent pairs to the right. Now starting from position'j+1', remove all elements whose`max_total_volume value is <= list[j].max_total_volume`

. The answer is equal to the maximum value of max_total_volume across all the cylinders. Since we need to find, add as well as remove elements in the list, we can use a set<> to maintain a sorted list. CodeInteresting! I was trying to come up with a similar algorithm that emulates the LIS with binary search approach. I'll like to know if it was during the contest you came up with this algorithm. And also, can you please explain how your algorithm works when the volumes are: 16, 1, 9, 20 in that order?

On problem C, why is the balance of the suffix d+a? EDIT: OK, got it.

in problem C,why cant the intermediate balance never go below zero. for n="(" and p="" and q=")()" intermediate balance is (-1,0,-1) for q. Is it not?

If you think about building q right to left, you can see that it is the same as building the first string.

Could someone explain to me why for Task B all three pair could not arrive? In other words, why 6 isn't answer?

Hi, I'm trying to do D with just STL data structures. It's failing on test case 6, the big one.

Link to code: http://codeforces.com/contest/629/submission/16255422

Any help would be appreciated. I've puzzled over this quite a bit and looked at some other STL based solutions but can't see what's wrong with my logic.

Thanks!!

You need to remove some consequent elements in the set to preserve the monotonness.

OK I will think on that angle and try to generate small test cases which fail for that reason. Thanks!

In problem C can anyone explain how is the balance of q in dp is 'd + b'?

Let balP, balS, balQ be balances of strings P,S,Q. You know that balP+balS+balQ = 0, where balS is a constant and you loop balP in the solution, so let it be fixed. Hence you can calculate balQ = -balP-balS. You know, that balP+balS is non-negative, because it is a prefix of whole string P+S+Q, hence balQ will be non-positive (0 or less). It's also obvious to see it, because while all prefixes of valid round-bracket expressions have to have non-negative balance, the suffixes have to have non-positive balance (just rotate the string to see that). Now the key thing to realize here is, that number of expressions with balance X is equal to number of expressions with balance -X (you exchange "(" and ")"). Hence instead of finding the number of expressions with balance balQ=-balP-balS (which is non-positive), we look for number of expressions with balance -balQ=balP+balS, because these numbers are the same. Now this number -balQ is non-negative, so we have it stored in our dp[lenQ][-balQ].

Hey thanks for the explanation. Could finally understand how to go about solving the problem after reading this!

Anyone interested to see his implementation with the idea he (nicely) described can go here

Assume balQ = -3 and Q = )))))((, resulting balance is 0 but intermediate balance will go below 0 which made the string invalid. This case should be excluded from dp[7][3], correct?

`Now the key thing to realize here is, that number of expressions with balance X is equal to number of expressions with balance -X`

Could you, please, elaborate a bit more on that?

I don't see that symmetry. I see that all the prefixes

Pshould be non-negative, i.e. all the paths leading to the balancebalPcannot have intermediate balance below zero. On the other hand, the intermediate balance of suffixbalQcan be positive, that is the paths that arrive at negativebalQcan have positive prefix sum.Here is an example.

We cannot have the following prefix, because it's intermediate state is negative:

P= ())(The balance of

P[0..2] = ()) is - 1, so it is invalid (althoughP[0..3] is 0).The following suffix

Qis perfectly valid, although the intermediate state is positive:Q= )(())The balance of

Q[0..2] = )(( is 1, but it doesn't make it invalid. The whole string might look something like this:P= ()S= (Q= )(())I will summarize with the following sequences of numbers, showing how the sum changes for prefix

Pand suffixQ:P= ())((`->`

(1, 0, - 1, 0, 1) —BADQ= )(())`->`

( - 1, 0, 1, 0, - 1) —GOODIt looks like there are more paths for the

Qthan for thePand they cannot share the same`dp[prefix_length][balance]`

table.Looks like editorial for C contains error "2. For the given sequence of length n calculate the resulting balance a and the minimum balance b." Should be "length m", not "n".

What's the idea behind the topdown/recursive solution on problem C?

I don't seem to get the intuition behind the dp solution of problem C. What does dp[i][j] represent in problem C

d[i][j] is number of such strings of length i containing only left and right round brackets such that number of left brackets — number of right brackets is j (= balance of string is j) and any prefix of such strings has non-negative balance (e.g. they can be a prefix of valid round-bracket expression).

For example dp[3][1]=2, because you can only form strings "(()" and "()(" of length 3 and balance 1. Note that you cannot form a string ")((", because prefix of lenght 1 has balance -1.

I did understand it. But the problem is I am not being able to figuring out the intuition behind this statement:

I know it works. But dont know why it works?

If you look at dp[i][j], it is the number of expressions of lenght i with balance j. The last round bracket in such expression(s) is either left or right. This 2 options give 2 subproblems. If the last is left — "(", then the prefix of length i-1 has balance j-1 (because left bracket adds 1 to overall balance) — hence the result of this subproblem is dp[i-1][j-1]. If the last bracket is right — ")", then the prefix of length i-1 has balance j+1, because right bracket subtracts 1 from the balance (and the whole expression of length i has balance j). Putting it together, dp[i][j] = dp[i-1][j-1] + dp[i-1][j+1] — and you just need to handle special cases when j==0 or j==maxBalance-1.

Thank you.

Can someone explain what is dm - n - c, d + a in problem C solution? Is it a misprint?

There is a typo in the editorial, n and m are exchanged. So consider them as exchanged back and matching the problem statement.

Let's rename the variables: n-m = rem — remaining brackets we need to add, c = lenP — length of string P, n-m-c = lenQ — length of string Q, b = minBalP — minimum balance for string P, d = balP — balance of string P, a = balS — balance of string S, d + a = balQ — balance of string Q

Note: we need minBalP to open closed round brackets in S that do not have opening brackets in S — e.g. if balance of S is negative, we need at least -balS balance of string P, otherwise string P+S+Q will never be valid.

Then in the solution we loop lenP from 0 to rem and its balance from minBal to its actual length. For each such string P (there are many of them, but we only care for balance) we consider number of valid suffixes Q — they need to have balance balQ=-balP-balS (because sum of all balances has to be 0). If you check my previous comment you will see why this is the same number as for balance -balQ=balP+balS, so the number of pairs where P has length lenP and balance balP is dp[lenP][balP] * dp[lenQ][-balQ], because lenQ = n-m-lenP = n-m-c (in editorial).

another solution for problem C :

I think my solution is simple and easier to understand more than the solution explained here in the editorial .

16239727

every time we have to add open or close bracket or add the main string (just once)

let L = n-m+1 : n-m brackets to add + main string

DP state is (index , open , taken )

taken : to check if main string taken before or not

open : number of open brackets

lets calculate two values , pre: number of open brackets should be added before main string to make it valid

bef : number of close brackets should be added after main string to make it valid

every time we try to add open bracket and increase (open)

or add close bracket if number of open brackets >= 1 and decrease (open)

or add main string if ( open >= pre and taken == false ) then make open = open — pre + bef

I hope it will help .

Can someone pls tell me whats wrong with my code? Am i missing something? Im using segment tree. http://www.codeforces.com/contest/629/submission/16309807

Why am I getting RTE. http://codeforces.com/contest/629/submission/16324686

The upperbound of N is 2000

Thanks.

For the solution of problem C,

I am not being able to figuring out the intuition behind this statement:

dp[i][j] = dp[i-1][j+1] + dp[i-1][j-1];I know it works. But dont know why it works?

Every dynamic programming solution can be represented as a Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG).

Imagine the graph in which the edges correspond to parentheses. We can either go up ↑ or down ↓ in that graph (

E= {↑, ↓} = {(, )}). Every time we go through some edge, we makea choiceof the particular parenthesis. If we go up ↑, that means we havechosenthe parenthesis '('. If we go down ↓, it means that we havechosenthe parenthesis ')'. As we go along the edges of the graph, we accumulate the parentheses on some stringS. Every vertex in that graph corresponds to a state in which we have already chosen the prefix of the stringS.Let's say, we are on some vertex

v_{4}. That means we have already chosen some 4 parentheses:S_{0}= "S_{1}= '('S_{2}= '(('S_{3}= '((('S_{4}= '(((('Now we have 2 edges (that means, 2

choices) through which we can go to achieve the next vertex (which we will callv_{5}). Let's say that we have chosen to go down ↓, that is the edgev_{4}v_{5}corresponds to a parenthesis ')'. When we move fromv_{4}tov_{5}we append this new parenthesis ')' to our stringS_{4}and getS_{5}=S_{4}+ ')':S_{0}= "S_{1}= '('S_{2}= '(('S_{3}= '((('S_{4}= '(((('S_{5}= '(((()'The string

S_{5}is the particular path (↑, ↑, ↑, ↑, ↓) through the graph. The pathS_{5}is actually asubpathof the whole path in the pictureS=S_{10}=S_{5}+ ')))))' = '(((())))))'Why in problem D answer on the second test case is 3983.539484752 instead of 3986.681077? In explanation to the second test case is told that we can use pies with numbers 1,2,4. But it seems that we use only pies with numbers 2,4. WHY???

Oh, my bad

Can you please explain editorial for problem D. That seems very nice problem but i am not getting how implementation of segment tree helps in solving the problem.

Got it!!

I was trying to understand the solution for problem E. I am having trouble with the editorial so I decided to look up on some code.

For no particular reason I chose this one: http://codeforces.com/contest/629/submission/16276620 . But I'm stuck again.

Let's consider the case where LCA(u,v) is not equal to either u or v. Can anyone shed some light on why the answer depends on the product between the number of paths in the subtree determined by u (or v) with the size of the other subtree determined by v (or u)?

Thank you!

I had in mind the same picture but I cannot figured out what's the connection with the number of paths in a subtree — (why isn't just the product of sizes of the 2 subtrees?).

Then I thought more about it and figured out that the expected length you're adding to the L[u] + L[v] — 2 * L[lca(u,v)] is equal to the number of paths in the sub-tree. Thank you :)

In problem D you said:

"Now to fill dp[i] we find the maximum in the interval [1, b[i]) in segment and we call it x and we set the b[i]-th index of the segment as a[i] + x."

Now my problem is that what should we do if this case happen (after sorting):

a[i-1] be equal to a[i]

also b[i] be equal to b[i-1]+1

and the b[i-1]-th cake be the top cake in LIS in interval [1, b[i])

I think if such case happen we may put b[i]-th cake on top of (b[i]-1)-th cake by mistake. Beacuse this two cake have the same valume.

How did you prove that we can use the same dynamics for suffix in C?

i think solution for question c is wrong as balance could become negative for a prefix due to second string