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811B - Vladik and Complicated Book

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**Challenge**. Can you solve the problem with *n*, *m* ≤ 10^{6}?

811C - Vladik and Memorable Trip

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**Challenge**. Can you solve the problem with *n*, *a*[*i*] ≤ 10^{5}? Try to use the fact, that .

811D - Vladik and Favorite Game

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**Challenge**. Assume this problem: let's change all dangerous cells on walls, i.e such cells, in which it is just impossible to enter. Now you have to generate such string from moves 'L', 'R', 'U', 'D', that without dependance on possible button breakage of pairs 'L'/'R' and 'U'/'D', as in original problem, will visit finish cell. Of course, it is not necessary to stop at finish cell, you just have to visit it at least once.

811E - Vladik and Entertaining Flags

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Challenge.In problem A can U solve if a , b <= 10 ^ 18 ?hinttry to use binary search :DD

Can be done in

SpoilerO(1)! It'd be awesome if someone finds out a hack case for this. 27416204

The hacking test is

`443672224612562498 443672223946475251`

Answer:

`Vladik`

(you can easily check this with a slow solution).Doubles often fail by precision, it's not recommended to use this. Casting everything to

`long double`

or avoiding doubles would help.My answer is correct even for that "hacking test", it is below this comment.

Ok... How about this test?

`286539999388964720 286539998853670410`

Answer is also

`Vladik`

.You solution prints

`Valera`

(I tried custom invocation).By the way, the generator is

GeneratorTry to stress test your solution with this generator and see your code also fails by precision.

Problem A is O(1). Here is my answer.

sqrt function is O(1) ? how is that possible?

What is order of sqrt in c++?

May you please find a mistake behind a logic of my approach for problem C : 27416588

Oh, sorry, there is no question anymore, i found out a mistake, here is AC solution : 27416622

In probelm E，the tutorial is too short to understand,could anybody give more details about how it be solved? Thx :)

Let's say we have two segments

AandBwith endpoints [L_{ A},R_{ A}] and [L_{ B},R_{ B}] andL_{ B}=R_{ A}+ 1. Let's also suppose we have three informations for each one of these segments: 1) how many connected components are there in it; 2) in which component every one of thenelements of the columnL_{ i}is; 3) in which component every one of thenelements of the columnR_{ i}is.Now, we may want to know these three informations for the segment

C, which has endpoints [L_{ C}=L_{ A},R_{ C}=R_{ B}]; i.e.,Cis the merge of the segmentsAandB. If we are able to do this merge correctly, then we can build a segment tree such that each node stores the three said informations for its range and thus get the correct information for any given range via the query function.The segment

Cwill havecomp_{ A}+comp_{ B}-unions_{ AB}connected components, wherecomp_{ i}stands for how many components are there in segmentiandunions_{ ij}for the number of unions made when merging segmentsiandj. For each lineiof thenlines, we gotta union the components of the columnsR_{ A}andL_{ B}ifgrid[i][R_{ A}] =grid[i][L_{ B}] and updateL_{ C}andR_{ C}if some change occurred in the components of the elements in these columns.Very nicely explained, thanks! I can see how to implement this solution using Segment Trees. The editorial, however, mentions Interval Trees, which I've never worked with before. Are these interchangeable words for the same data structure?

I don't know what a Interval Tree is, but this page says that it is a data structure similar to Segment Tree, so probably they are not the same.

Quite clear,thanks for you help! :)

When merging intervals A and B, wouldn't it be necessary to use DSU/union-find data structure? I think you would need a DSU per node in the segment tree. But then you would face the problem of merging DSU's, both for building the segment tree and for answering queries, which will yield TLE considering that there are q = 10^5 queries to answer. How can you solve that?

Take a look at this code. We can just naively merge two nodes in

O(n^{2}). Maybe a DSU approach would be even faster. I'm kinda lazy to do the maths right now but it should pass...Explanations in the editorial are shorter than the corresponding problem statements

Another way to solve A:We know that, Sum of first n odd numbers = n*n and sum of first n even numbers = n*(n+1).

Notice that Vladik always gives odd number of candies and Valera always gives odd number of candies.

If Vladik can gift n times, then n*n should be at least a, so, n = floor(sqrt(a)) . Notice that Vladik can't give right amount, if Valera can give gift at least same number of times, i.e. n times.

Now, to gift n times with even numbers, Valera needs n*(n+1) candies. If Valera has at least n*(n+1) candies, then he can gift n times, and then Vladik is first who can't give right amount of gifts.

Code:Problem B for

n,m≤ 10^{6}can be solved with AVL, there are another way for solve it?You can solve it with merge sort tree and binary search too.

Code

Merge — sort tree Tutorial

Thanks!!!

Challenge:Solve each query inO(logn) time complexity. With Merge Sort Tree is itO(log^{2}n), in strict TL that will Time Out too :PLike I said, AVL, it solve each query in , so with AVL, insertion time is and total query time is . Do you have in mind another data structure?, I don't know any other.

Isn't your code a segment tree that works O(log^2(n)) for a query?

https://discuss.codechef.com/questions/94448/merge-sort-tree-tutorial

Segment tre with Vectors AKA Merge Sort Tree has a query with complexity logn * logn (read in link above).

I solved B using, SQRT decomposition.

My submission: 27381506

Update:Previously, by mistake, I had given my submission link for A. Now fixed it. I didn't notice it earlier. Sorry for that..That's not the answer for problem B, that's the answer for problem A!

I did it using Segment tree.

The time of problem B is

O(n·m)???For this problem

n,m≤ 10^{4}so ifn=m= 10^{4}then the time would be , that runs on 2 seconds???Rule of thumb :- On every major platform

O(10^{8}) runs in about 1sec. Except on Codechef, where sometimes it gets TLEdThanks!!!, I didn't know that. I was thinking that 10

^{6}or at most 10^{7}runs in 1 second.How can I know what's the maximum number of operations that runs in 1 second in any platform???

http://codeforces.com/contest/811/customtest

Just try code with simple operations with different

`n`

so... what about this submission ? 26864037 It is complexity O(10 ^ 9) but get accept in 15 ms !!!

It's about -O2 magic. You can try a code with a 10^18 iterations on your computer and it will run in 0 sec.

Wow! Why does that happen?

The compilers are really clever now.

Can someone explain C in more detail, did not understand the dp part

you can solve problem A in O(1)

by using this formula Sn = n/2 *(2*a+(n-1)*d)

n number of terms , a = the first element of series "1 for Vladik and 2 for Valera" , d= increment = 2

so the formula for count the number of term for

Vladik = n/2 * (2*1+(n-1)*2) = n(1+n-1) = n^2 = a so na = sqrt(a)

Valera = n/2 * (2*2+(n-1)*2) = n(2+n-1) = n^2+n = b so n^2+n -b =0 and solve it by quadratic equation nb = ( -1 + sqrt(1 + b*4) ) / 2

if (na <= nb) "Vladik"

else "Valera"

sqrt function isnt working in O(1)

For the challenge of D part . I have an idea with string of size atmost 4*n*m.

The idea is first just generate the string from start to final assuming all buttons are correct.Lets call s1.

Now assume (L/R) is reversed and simulate s1 from start to see which position it reaches.from that position generate a string which reaches final from it assuming broken (L/R) . Lets call this S.

Now concatenate s2=s1+S.

Now assume (U/D) is reversed and simulate s2 from start to see which position it reaches.from that position generate a string which reaches final from it assuming broken (U/D) . Lets call this S.

Now concatenate s3=s2+S.

Now assume (L/R) & (U/D) is reversed and simulate s3 from start to see which position it reaches.from that position generate a string which reaches final from it assuming broken (L/R) && (U/D) . Lets call this S.

Now concatenate s4=s3+S.

Now it must be visible that s4 passes through final for any possible breakings.

Can someone find a flaw in this??

Yes, my idea was the same :)

problem A can be solved in 0(1). http://codeforces.com/contest/811/submission/27385965

A better solution for Problem A (Div 2) would be off O(1). Just solve quadratic equations for sum of two different APs. 1) For Vladik, AP would be of type 1, 3, 5, .... 2) For Valera, AP would be of type 2, 4, 6 .....

Get the number of elements in each AP which sums upto required number of candies and compare. :)

Can someone explain C in more detail?

How to solve the challenge problem for problem C

Pretest of problem B is weak like a sh**! I want to **** this contest

@pkien hacked my computer lol

Is it possible to solve E using SQRT-decomposition? I mean something like this (but I missed that spots can be splitted, so it is wrong anyway).

I think it's a bit too slow, O(N*M^(1.5)) is about 1e8, while the compiler could barely optimize the complex code.

3*10^8 to be accurate. I think it can suits in 2 seconds.

What is the meaning of this line , can anybody explain?

Assume, that there was such train carriage, that finished at position i. Then iterate it's start from right to left, also maintaining maximal ls, minimal fr and xor of distinct codes cur. If current range [j, i] is ok for forming the train carriage, update dpi with value dpj - 1 + cur.

So how to solve C for n, a[i] ≤ 10^5 ?

A lot of people (including myself) found the explanation for problem C hard to understand, so I thought I'd explain my solution.

SolutionJust like the official solution, we note down for each number its first and last occurrence.

CodeThen we create an array

dp, wheredp_iwill hold the solution to the problem, assuming we were only givenipassengers to begin with. This means thatdp[0] = 0, and then we iterate over the passenger list, for each passenger checkingNow, how do we get the new solution if we have a segment to process? We will keep track of two variables: the start of this segment, if it is valid, and its end. we iterate from where we were backwards to the start of the segment, and for each passenger we come across, we check that the last element of its kind is before our end (if not, then we'll check it later, i.e. this segment's end has to be moved), and we check where the first element of its kind is – if needed, we move our predicted start for this segment back even further.

If we manage to successfully iterate over the segment, then we need to calculate the needed XOR value for it, and then check if we get a larger final solution by adding

dp[start of our segment] + our segment's XOR value, or by simply taking the previousdpvalue,dp[i-1], whichever gives us a larger result.Confused?In the original solution I couldn't understand what happens if our new segment overlaps some other, smaller segment, but it is important to note that the

dpvalue we add to our newly calculated segment's value, is thedpvalue for the problem BEFORE the elements of our new segment even began. We don't look atdp[i-1], we look atdp[beginning of our segment].Sometimes it's easier to just go though someone else's code, so here's my final solution to the problem.

CodeHi I've tried solving this problem almost like your method (only little difference like processing dp index as i-1 instead of i+1 ). I am getting WA on 49. The test case is too large for me to comprehend. Could you help me in finding the problem with my code? Thanks. http://codeforces.com/contest/811/submission/27566824

When

n≤ 10^{4}I always assume thatO(n^{2}) shouldn't work. I'm surprised!Why this code is giving me WA in problem 811C - Vladik and Memorable Trip here is my code: 27467986

Would someone mind help me look at my code for Problem E? I suppose my code have a time complexity of O(N*(M+Q)*logM) with each merge action as O(N), but I suspect that I messed up part of the implementation thus causing TLE (is the bfs search too expensive for merging?).

http://codeforces.com/contest/811/submission/27392571

Thanks in advance.

I see that your solution is extremely non-optimized. Problem is not in bfs, but in vectors inside struct node. You shouldn't store all the edges this way, you can generate them on the run (checking if there is an edge when trying to bfs). For example, your code works 7 seconds in polygon, while this code works in 3 seconds (didn't pass in 2 sec too) (I just made edges in nodes global). This happens because dynamic memory allocation is too slow.

Challenge Div2CLet dp[i] denote answer when we have created segments till 'i'.

We can construct a segment tree which can answer the following for a range [l, r] -

1.Maximum of last occurrences of the elements in the range [l, r] ->Q(l, r).last2.Minimum of first occurrences of the elements in the range [l, r] ->Q(l, r).first3.XOR of the elements whose last occurrences lie in [l, r] ->Q(l, r).ansFor a valid segment,

Q(l, r).first= l &Q(l, r).last= r. So we are checking at those indices only whereQ(l, r).last= r. And ifQ(l, r).first!= l, then we need to change 'l' to atleastQ(l, r).firstand then again check the condition.We can save the

optimal indexfor'l', which will bring the overall complexity toO(nlogn).Solution

Problem B: can be Easily solved in O(q*logn) without AVL,Merge Sort,SQRT Decomposition. Concept : Simply use BIT Reference : First go Through KQUERY (SPOJ) using BIT: MY code :http://codeforces.com/contest/811/submission/27556192

Problem C dfs solution

http://codeforces.com/contest/811/submission/27572002

Description:

My O(n) solution for problem C... Since I'm a beginner in dp (and English So I just implement my own thoughts.. and then I get the code blow.. http://codeforces.com/contest/811/submission/29330084

Can we solve C by doing DP on all subsegments of the input? Like DP[segment(l,r)]= max(xor(segment(l,r)), DP[segment(l,i)], DP[segment(i+1,r)] for all l<=i<=r where both segment(l,i) and segment(i+1,r) satisfy the condition)