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By bhasky_06, history, 2 years ago, In English

I know how solve inverse counting using merge sort and infact solved a modified problem.but I am not able to understand how to solve simple inverse counting using segment tree.I read on various site but was not able to understand,kindly help me with the idea

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Let's loop over the permutation, starting from the end, and maintain the array $$$was$$$ where $$$was[x] = 1$$$ if value $$$x$$$ was already visited, otherwise $$$was[x] = 0$$$. At each step you need to find the number pairs $$$(i,j)$$$ such that $$$ i < j \ \&\& \ p[i] > p[j] $$$ holds. This equals to $$$\sum_{x=1}^{p[i]-1} was[x]$$$. Finally, note that you can use segment tree to maintain the array $$$was$$$ efficiently.