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By zoomswk, 3 years ago, In English

Hi everyone!

HackerEarth hosts its Easy contests every month, and now is the time for September Easy '18. Yasssssss!!!

Click here to see when the contest happens in your time zone.

September Easy '18 is an algorithmic programming competition where you will be given 3 hours to solve 6 tasks of varying difficulties. All tasks have partial scoring, so you could probably get a lot of points even though you don't have a full solution.

The tasks are authored by me (zoomswk) and tested by Errichto. Special thanks to MazzForces for making this contest possible.

The contest is rated for all, and there are prizes to be won! Check the contest page for more details.

We have worked hard to make the tasks interesting, so we really hope you won't miss it. We believe that you'll find some tasks interesting!

Good luck and have fun! Hope to see you there.

P.S. Don't forget to read all problems. :)

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Congratulations to the winners!

  1. Deemo
  2. @kortone
  3. please_delete_account
  4. @dragan31
  5. step_by_step
  6. njrafi
  7. BohdanPastuschak
  8. @lexuanan
  9. teja349
  10. abcdef6199

I hope you all have enjoyed the contest. You may discuss the problems now. Any feedback is welcome! :D

 
 
 
 
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I can say that zoomswk invents interesting problems. The number of boring tedious data structures problems is strictly smaller than six. Do participate, even if you are red (and have an hour to spare).

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The contest starts in two hours.

I recommend changing the default language from bash to C++14 (or whatever you use) before a contest. Open any problem in Practice now, scroll down to editor for submitting codes, change language, hit a gear (settings) in top-right and choose "set xxx as default language".

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The contest is starting in 10 minutes!!!

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what a contest that has been.

I am confused why contest name is easy.

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Why do you need so much information to give the prizes? How are my publications and projects relevant?

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    Lol, I'm sorry for that. Just fill whatever you feel, doesn't have to be true.

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    My personal thoughts and guesses:

    The same reason people or companies do giveaways with requirements: like this post, share this tweet. It isn't needed to give you a prize. But it's required. And I don't like it either.

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    I'd just like to hear what happened to you during last easy contest when you weren't able to submit anything but a compile error for first problem?
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      Was checking how stupid their rating system is. I didn't violate any rules, did I?

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        Not fair play, but for sure legal. If someone abuses stupid rules, then good for him — but ofc. rules should be changed.

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How to solve B?

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    There are editorials for all problems, with author and tester codes.