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By gatecse2018, history, 9 days ago, In English,

Problem link: https://codeforces.com/contest/1374/problem/D Thie first test case is:
~~~~~ 4 3 1 2 1 3 ~~~~~ In the first move, increment x by 1.

So now, the array is: 1 2 1 3 and x = 1
Next move, increment 2nd element by x and increment x by 1, so: 1 3 1 3 and x = 2
Next move, increment 3rd element by x and increment x by 1, so: 1 3 3 3 and x = 3
Next move, increment x by 1, so: 1 3 3 3 and x = 4
Next move, increment x by 1, so: 1 3 3 3 and x = 5
Next move, increment 1st element by x and increment x by 1, so: 6 3 3 3 and x = 6

Total moves = 6. But this array configuration is different from the one given in the testcase explanation given under the problem. Are multiple correct configs possible? Or am I missing something?

 
 
 
 
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I'm assuming you're talking about Round #653, not 563.

Yes, there are multiple correct ending arrays. All you have to find is the minimum number of moves, not the final array.

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    Yes, its round 653. I have added the problem link now. The last element 3 is already divisible by k (3), so I have not done any operation on it, but the explanation has hanged it to 6. Is it necessary to do EXACTLY 1 move on each element or is it ATMOST 1?

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      The problem states that The first operation can be applied no more than once to each i from 1 to n. So you do at most one operation for each element. If it was exactly one, the samples would be incorrect.