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fuck math.

I should have checked what Swistakk commented on this week.

You mean in the last 9 months :p ?

What profit would you get for doing this xD?

I had a simpler solution to the single-tree part D (unfortunately only finished 5 minutes after the contest). Let f(u, v, k) by the number of paths that go from u back to u in exactly k steps, without going through v (a neighbour of u); v can be -1 to remove the restriction. There are thus 3N-2 states per k.

To compute f(u, v, k), consider that any solution must first go from u to some neighbour w != v, then take number of steps (t) in a path from v to v without going through u, then back to u, then another k-t-2 steps from u to u without going through v. So for k >= 2,

where w ranges over neighbours of v.

Naturally the inner sum should be computed by first computing and then subtracting if .

This is

O(nk^{2}), or if you use a tree to store the states.UPD: now i understand

Div2. C For this test case - 14 3 11 10110100011001 Jury's Answer is 20. I think ans is 23. Can someone prove it. Thanks!

let ans=0, step1: 11100100011001 ans+=3, step2: 11110000011001 ans+=3, step3: 11110000000111 ans+=3, step4: 11111111111111 ans+=11,

ans=20

Gotcha. Thanks!

10110100011001 -> 11100100011001 -> 11110000011001 -> 11110000000111 -> 11111111111111 3*3 + 11 = 20

For Div 2 D, I have a few doubts from the editorial :-

what will be the dominating pairs..? I do not understand this..

For {0,4,9,49}, It is mentioned to check all (x,y) <=(50,50), for frequencies of 4 and 9 respectively, but why do we need to check pairs (x,y) with x>8. why can't such pairs be again converted to (X,Y) with detachment of 9..!! ex- These pairs will have same value444444444(9)(49)000.. = 99999(49)00..keeping count of numerals same..

Pair (a, b) is dominated by (c, d) if a <= b and c <= d.

Regarding (2), yes we can check less.

Can someone help me with div2 D? I am stuck on how to figure out such problems, it is not possible to know on pen and paper that n starts increasing by 49 after n=12. I went through the editorial, but could not figure out anything. Can someone help me?

Write a Brute force algorithm and then you can see the pattern

Can you please help me in writing the brute force algorithm?

my codethis works fast for n < 14.

How is 998B solvable by greedy? It is a classic zero one knapsack after the cuts are calculated. Whether to include the cut or not, each cut having a certain cost ("weight") with an overall cost limit ("capacity") ?

The case you are talking about is when we have x odd and even numbers in every segment.

Since all cuts are independent and you want to maximize the number of cuts, it's always optimal to make the cheapest cuts first. Each cut increases the result by 1, so making a higher-weight cut is never better than a lower-weight one.

Oh alright. Thanks Mistra ! I stupidly used DP should've known Div2B rarely require DP.

In DIV-2D/1B why do we solve for {0, 4, 9, 49} ? This part isn't clear to me. And also what does x and y represent?

EDIT: I figured out why we can solve for {0, 4, 9, 49}. I wrote a brute force solution that checks the answer for different arrays. {-1, 3, 8, 48}, {1, 5, 10, 50}, {0, 4, 9, 49}, {2, 6, 11, 51}, {3, 7, 12, 52} all these arrays produce the same number of distinct sums. But why do they all give the same answer?

Because if you add some number x to all n summands, all you do is shift the possible values by x*n.

Can someone explain problem Div 2 D in a better way ?

Maybe I can help you if you formulate an exact question.

I first thought of the problem as to distribute n into 4 (I, V, X, L) such that they get one amount only once (to avoid same number), but as n was large i dropped the idea to go for combinatorics. Then i thought the minimum number that can be generated is n and the maximum is 50*n. Can't we generate all the numbers in between ? I didn't get the intuition behind the editorias approach.

Well, we can't generate them all, but we can generate most of them.

To be precise, we do the following: some numbers have multiple representations, and that is not only about order of digits.

To get rid of it, we introduce some ordering on the representations (by representation I mean (number_of_1, number_of_5, number_of_10, number_of_50).

It turns out, that good ordering is somewhat lexicographic: we want the number_of_50 to be larger, if tie, the number_of_10, and so on.

And then, if we count each number only in it's maximum representation, we win.

So we somewhat need to examine all possible maximum representations, and count how much number have this representation.

Since there are quite a lot of maximum representations, we examine only (number_of_5, number_of_10) part of them -- it turns out that rest can be covered by formula.

Can you share your code with this logic ?

https://pastebin.com/fiZj971x

My submission maybe help you. https://codeforces.com/contest/998/submission/39881689

I am not getting the purpose of loops you are running ? Can you help me understand ?

For the editorial of B div. 1 and D div. 2 when you explained about that other solution in the brackets you said that "you can easy proof a lowerbound like 50 or 100, but it is, in fact, 12", but in fact it is grammatically incorrect. Here easy is an adverb so you should write easily.

Grammar Nazi Spotted !!

I also don't understand D. Please forgive our stupidity and write an editorial understandable for all of us !

It is really difficult to understand. I hope someone explains it in a simple way.

saying more simpler is incorrect. just "simpler" is the right way

Can someone explain the purpose of this factor in the first formula for 997C:

`(-1)^(i + j + 1)`

EDIT: nevermind, it's part of the inclusion-exclusion formula, hadn't heard of it before.

On problem B Div.2, the limits made possible a three-state knapsack-like DP solution (which was what i did). Was that intentional? Because the greedy solution would easily pass for a larger constraint.

Yes, we decided that it is good to allow dp to pass as well.

In div1 D there is naive dp on tree. Lets

dp_{ v, j}will be number of cycles that starts in verticevand ends in verticevand uses only vertices from subtree (we consider tree roodet in this part). Now how to count for v if you know all dps for children lets sum all the dps of chilren in one vector called for exampleain details minus 2 because we need to go to u by edge and go from u to v. To receivedp_{ v}vector fromawe need make following k times:next_{ i}=a_{ j}*a_{ i - j}thana=nx(you know simple convolution without FFT) Anddp_{ v, i}will be sum ofa_{ i}on every iteration of convolution. After bottom-up do similar second dfs top-down. And thats all. But this solution have time complexity with a lot of MODULO operations it will never pass 7 seconds (I think). And crucial part of solution is to notice thatdp_{ v, i}= 0 wheniis odd(because it is a tree and to make a cycle you need to pass edge even times). Thus complexity isO(nk^{3}/ 8) = 2 * 10^{8}which got AC. See submission for detailsDo you think that is a good complexity?

Can we have Swistakk's seal of approval for complexities? :P

I don't know what you're complaining about. Cutting that is a factor 4 speedup. It's not as good as the famous bitset optimisation, but it still counts!

Cutting

n^{2}from is optimisation so it counts too!How is ?

Div2 E is really beautiful!

I think my approaches of Div1 CDE are all different from the editorial...

Div1 C: You can try to count 'unlucky' grids by ensuring that all rows and columns contain more than one color.

If we only need to ensure all columns contain more than one color, that is fairly easy: (3

^{ n}- 3)^{ n}Let's try inclusion-exclusion principle on rows, by enumerating the number of rows

iwith only one color. If these rows themselves are of same color, the ways are: 3C_{ n}^{ i}(3^{ n - i}- 1)^{ n}, because every column should not be filled with that one same color. Else the ways are:C_{ n}^{ i}(3^{ i}- 3)(3^{ n - i})^{ n}.So we can get a formula for the answer straightforward:

Div1 D: be similar with https://codeforces.com/blog/entry/60357?#comment-441843

Div1 E: (upd: simplified the solution a little bit.)

Notice that a subsegment is good iff

max-min-len= - 1, and for any subsegmentmax-min-len≥ - 1, so what we need is somewhat minimum.Let's try to find all good subsegment by enumerating the right end, and use a data structure to maintain the possible left ends. If we just store

max-min-lenin every left ends, possible subsegments can be found by calculating global minimum and its count. When the right ends move right,max-min-lencan be maintained by several range adding (maintain two monotonous stacks, etc.).For a query [

l,r], we need to add up all good subsegments with right end ≤r, and left end ≥l. We can maintain a 'count' in every node, and when the right ends move right, we should add 1 to the 'count' of nodes with minimum value. This can be done by simply maintain two tags (one for 'max-min-len' adding, one for 'count' adding) on the segment tree. For details you may refer to 39860384.If we only need to ensure all columns contain more than one color, that is fairly easy: (3^n - 3)^nCan anyone/@fjzzq2002 explain?Edit : got it

A solution for div1D with complexity O(n^2k) also passed :D

Can you explain the last two terms of "ans" for Div1 C in more detail ?

Well I think I've explained thoughly above, they just come from above arguments and the inclusion-exclusion principle. Is there any point unclear?

Let me try to explain the formulae.

I'll assume you didn't get where and came from.

As for the first one: you want to colour exactly

irows in a certain colour. How to do it? Just chooseirows, which is and there are three colours that you can choose, so . Now you want to choose colours for the rest of the squares, there are (n-i)nleft. Normally you'd count the ways like 3^{ n(n - i)}but there can be such painting that there are columns with the same colour, so you have to cross out all such column paintings that have the colour you have fixed on the previous step. To count 'good' column paintings you should apply inclusion-exclusion principle, namely which is equal to (3^{ n - i}- 1)^{ n}. You should know this formula, or at least be able to prove it. The multiple 3^{(n - k)(n - i)}says that you fix colours of exactlykcolumns and arbitrary paint (n-k)(n-i) remaining squares.The second one. You pick

irows again (which is ) and say that each of them can have any of three colours, there are 3^{ i}ways to choose three colours forirows. Don't forget, that we dealt with same-colour rows in the previous step, so we should subtract 3 ways to paint theseirows. Now you know where come from. You choose colours for the remainingn(n-i) squares. You know, that there can't be same-colour columns as at least one of chosenirows have different colour, thus this is a simple case of 3^{ n(n - i)}ways to choose colours for them.In the resulting formula, while summing these terms we just need not to forget to multiply ( - 1)

^{ i}because of inclusion-exclusion principle.Thanks for the explanation. Btw, (3

^{ n - i}- 1)^{ n}can just be devired from that we can paint the remaining of every column arbitary, under that you should not paint some column with that one same color.Great Explanation. Thanks

What is "sqrt-blocking"?

sqrt-decomposition, i.e. divide the array into sqrt-sized blocks.

Hi, can you explain what does "history minimum" mean?

Alright. So what we want to do is that when we move right the right end, record the current value to all left ends, for every left end maintain all records' minimum and count. For the sake of simplicity I just called it 'history minimum'.

I've simplified the solution now, hope it helps.

In div1 C, could you please tell me how to calculate all values of pow( pow(3, n — i) — 1, n) for i from 1 to n in O(n) time? I can only understand a O(nlogn) method.

I only know O(nlogn) method too...

Thanks for explanation and I have used your approach in Div1C but I am getting

TLE39894941 myJavacodeJava is slow, maybe you just need to do some constant optimizations :P 39949226

thanks!!!!!

Can anyone explain how to compute the mod of large combination numbers? Thanks

see this

can someone please explain me why this solution gives incorrect answer while this one is accepted?

I did the brute force using bit-wise operators for the problem A of Div 2 like this Just wanted to know how everyone with more experience implements brute force. I know we may not need to, but are there any other approaches to solve this problem, not in exponential time?

see my solution. There are many solutions to pass this in O(n).

If someone is interested in knowing reason for common difference is 49?

Reason`Total distinct pairs : 49`

An easier intution.`There are only 49 distint values of n%49.`

Reason for lower bound 13.`Lower Bound : 13`

“Div 2,problem A” Why in 5th test answer 9 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Is incorrect?I suppose,it is quite possible.

you have to print the indices of the packets that Grigory get,and he cant get some index multiple times

ohhhhhhh....i did fatal mistake.Thanks for the answer)

In div2 B the answer of this test case should be 0.

But if I just count the prefixes then ans would be 1. Correct me if I'm wrong. UPD: Got my mistake!

I wasted a lot of time on this test case ,for those who have the same doubt,It is mentioned in the question that,"There is a sequence of integers, which contains the equal number of even and odd numbers".

Anyone managed to squeeze O(n^2k) in Div 1D?

I really didn't get the editorial explanation of Div2 D. Can you please write the editorial in a more ellaborate way and provide us some pseudocode?

For those people who want code for div2.D using editorial method

Spoiler_kun_ In div2 D, in the set {0, 4, 9, 49} can we argue that if sum of two sequence is same then one of the two sub sequence is present (44444444 == 999900000) and ((49)00000 == 999994). Are there any other cases left?

Edit: Got my mistake

There should be something wrong with the second picture of Div1.D The picture doesn't contain point (3,2) and (3,1) but there should have them

I had difficulty understanding Div2D/1B so I hope this helps :)

code with explanation

Thank you so much :D Actually helped me out.

Thank you buddy .This was the best explanation

However what is the purpose of val doing in the solution?

oh sorry its not meant to be there, i forgot to delete it after debugging :p

I rate this explanation 49/5

Well explained !

for the sake of simplicity to the problem C, simply find the no of sub-strings consisting of 0 and separated by 1(lets say cnt) now u guys are just want check whether y is greater or x : if y then print ( x * (cnt-1) + y) and if x or eqaul to y then print (cnt * y).

please add source codes for better understanding..

"if we have at least nine digits "4" than we can convert them no some number of "9" digits, and fill the rest with zeroes."can anyone please explain this line a bit

4+4+4+4+4+4+4+4+4 = 9+9+9+9

Thank you

Here's my approach for 998D (997B):

Let: nL, nX, nV, nI — no. of L, X, V, I in a particular permutation (resp.). I found 3 ways of converting between the letters: 9X=1L+8V; 9V=4X+5I; 5X+1V=1L+5I;

So that if any permutation which has either (nX>=9) or (nV>=9) or (nX>=5 && nV>=1) then we can show that there are a permutation which satisfies (nX<9) and (nV<9) and (nX<5 or nV<1) that yields the same result. And we will only count those permutation.

In my code, I used brute-force to precompute the answer if n<20 (I know we only need to precompute for up to 12 only if we are using this algorithm, but that doesn't matter). Then, I count the permutation using 2 nested loops for the value of nX (from 0 to 4) and nV (from 1 to 8). The remain (n-nX-nV) spots are used for L's and I's, which there are (n-nX-nV+1) different permutations. One exception is when nV==0, for this, nX can reach to the max. of 8.

The algorithm is O(1). One thing from this task that I'm still questioning that how this algorithm works perfectly without my apparent proving. I wasn't really sure about this at first because I cannot prove that this way of counting permutation doesn't count one value twice, but it worked!

Code (C++14): 39843685

I followed the editorial for Problem D — A Sky for a Stars

However I am not getting ans for n >= 5 I would be glad if somebody could help link

Solution for 998D (Python 3, 108B): Code You can write a small program, try some numbers, and you'll find the rule.

please give detailed explanation of your solution. How did you reach to b=292 and all other values?

Hi!

For Div2 B problem I tried to code a DP solution, but it is giving a wrong answer on test 6, Can someone please help me spot the error? Thanks.

The link to my solution.

I figured it out. Thanks, everyone :D

For Div1 C:

Why is

i+j+ 1 exponent,and not justi+j. And how you know what is exponent in this kind of problems overall? Any advice?This is my proof for div.1 B/div.2 D.

We need to find (

x,y,z) such thatx+y+z≤n, while counting those (x,y,z) only which result in distinct values of 49 ×x+ 9 ×y+ 4 ×z. Let's count only tuples (x,y,z) with highest values ofx,y,zin the orderxthenythenz.Few observations and inferences:-

If

z≥ 9, we can always replace atleast 9 4swith 4 9s, thereforezis restricted toz< 9. Note that forz< 9, we can also never replacezno. of 4swith any number of 49sor with any combination of 49sand 9s.If

y≥ 49, we can always replace atleast 49 9swith 9 49s, thereforeyis restricted toy< 49.If

y≥ 9, we can always replace atleast 9 9swith 1 49 and 8 4s, thereforeygets further restricted toy< 9.If simultaneously

y≥ 5 andz≥ 1, we can always replace atleast 5 9sand 1 1 with 1 49, therefore (y,z) gets further restricted to i.e. total 45 + 4 = 49 possibilities.Now, since among the above possibilities,

y+z< = 12, 49 and only 49 distinct numbers are possible for all arrangements with suchxthat atleast 12 spaces are left foryandz.Hence, we can simply brute force our answer for

n< = 12 and add 49 ×max(n- 12, 0) to our answer.I got the pattern in 'Roman Digits' problem but still can't understand a bit from the editorial. How they can assume digits to be {0, 4, 9, 49}. Need more detailed and good editorial. How to use the pattern to solve for n = 10^9

It's simple. Think in this way: 1 already occupies all spaces. We then think of replacing some 1

swith 50s, 10sand 5s, i.e. at any position, we can only increase the value at that position by 0, 4, 9 or 49.Div1 D. Can someone explain me why can we make exactly cycles? We want to combine a cycle of length

afrom the first tree with a cycle of lengthbfrom the second one. So, suppose we start from the first cycle, we make some steps along it and then have a choice to proceed in this cycle or make some steps in the second-tree cycle, then, again, some steps in that cycle and a choice to stop/proceed. So, the number of cycles we can get by combination should be equal to the number of different ways of 'stops' we can place of the combined cycle. How is this or did I get the idea wrong?Edit.I get it now. My intuition about cycle combination construction is right, just didn't get how to enumerate them. This is precisely like [stars and bars](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stars_and_bars_(combinatorics)) with first-tree cycle being bars and second-tree cycle being stars.good catch, thanks

Can someone help me with que 4 of Div2. How the author arrived at this solution? And how it was decided if pair was good or not?

There is a faster way to solve problem D.We can set 3 arrays,f,g,T.f[i][k] means the num of circles start at i and size is k.The meaning of array T is same as f,but we ignore i's father.g[i][k] means i's father ignore vertice i.Now consider the dp function of f.T & g is similar to f.we can go to any vertice adjoining i.We can't distinguish which point we get in.So construct a general function F(x).now get 1+F(x)+F(x)^2+...=1/(1-F(x)),so NTT can solve it easily.The complex is O(nklogk). My English is poor so I can't discribe it clearly,here is my code

`[submission:40032568]`

I have a question about problem D in Div 2.

What if the maximum representation isn't shortest?

This may happen in general, for example,

Let the set of numbers be {1, 7, 49, 50}

56 = 50 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1, is lexicographical maximum.

56 = 49 + 7, is not maximum, but it is much shorter.

I think longer representation may violate the restriction on number of digits and so that change the answer sometimes, but it seems that this case never happens for the set of numbers {0, 4, 9, 49}. (At least I cannot construct one, nor does it happen in test cases.)

Is there a proof (other than bruteforce checking) that this case never happens for {0, 4, 9, 49}?

(I have known that it is always shortest when any of the numbers in the set is multiple of all other numbers smaller than it, is there a proof for more general case?)

Can anyone please explain how to calculate

`(1 + (-3^i))^n`

in DIV 1C — Sky Full of Stars.This term is available in the final optimized equation in the editorial. But I can't get a way to calculate the above equation in O(N) time. as (-3^i) is a large number which need MOD operation. But If we apply MOD then then original value will changed.

And if we want to calculate the above term using binomial formula then it require O(N) complexity for each i. Then how to calculate this term?

Thanks in advance.

_kun_ please help to understand how to do this or can you provide your solution of peoblem 997C - Sky Full of Stars using the idea described in editorial? Thanks in advace.

Can Problem 998 B be done by divide and conquer approach. Like if we take low as 0 cut an high as n/2-1 cut and then move the mid between these two like in the logic of aggressive cows and painters partition. I'm not able to find a way to find positions for all the cuts . If this can be done by this approach, pls help.

DP solution of problem 998-B 45571342

Is there an offline solution to E?

Alternate approach for 997B. For a given $$$n$$$ let's find all numbers that can be represented. We can compress this representation by writing it as sequence of intervals. e.g for $$$n=1$$$ the representation is {[1,1], [5,5], [10,10], [50,50]}.

Key observation 1: When $$$n$$$ is large this compressed representation still remains small (about 70). This is because when $$$n$$$ is large most of the representable numbers lie in one large interval.

Key observation 2: Given the representations for $$$\lfloor{n/2\rfloor}$$$ and $$$\lceil{n/2\rceil}$$$ we can construct the representation for $$$n$$$ by combining all pairs.

This gives the following recursive solution with memoisation 81881853.