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By VROOM_VARUN, history, 5 weeks ago, In English,

Not including those much below your level, how many problems do you solve on your average day, and how much time do you usually spend solving them?

 
 
 
 
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I spend one day on 10 or 11 problems. but does it help?

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zero, I have plenty of other activities to do

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    Thats why you are still orange!

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      i am orange because of the randomized div1 rounds, every div1 is like "get rand()%200-100 rating"

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With all of what I have learnt about programming in one year, I dont think number of problems solved everyday is important.

If you solve too easy problem you can easily solve upto 100 implementation problems a day but that would hardly improve your skills (unless you are weak in carefully implementing on problems). I some many guys solve to simple problem and dont want to try their hard to solve harder problem and they cant get better for a while long time (me is an example of solving too many easy problems and gaining nothing more)

If you solve too hard problems, you might solve some problems or might not solve any problem. I see some guys who tried their hard to solve only an hard OI problem in a week and successfully solved it. But they still learn something from it everytimes they get more points (they learnt new approach, new methods, new algorithms, new concepts, ... to get the problem fully-accepted)

I think it is better to train solving some harder problems in the same topics which you are able to solve them. But dont try to spend too much time on them

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100000 problems. If you aren't solving this many problems, you're doing something wrong.

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    I think it's less a person should atleast solve 5 problems per day.

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      Since No. of solved problems per day can be huge, Don't forget to take modulo 1e9 + 7.

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    Codeforces has only about 7000 problems. To complete them in a day, you can spend upto 12 seconds/problem. Definitely doable.

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I don't know if I am doing it right or not.But I solve just one problem in a single day.Of course the problem is above my rating level.Currently I am in 1100 rating.I can easily solve(sometimes may be not)below this level.So I focus on attempting higher level like 1200-1300 rating problems.Well some problems may be solved within hours but most of the time it takes almost a day to think the best way to solve and develop a better algorithm.Am I doing it wrong?

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    At the level we are currently it is better to look at solutions after 20 minutes and see how good coders are implementing it. Staring at question and stressing out whole day is a waste of time.

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      You are right.Staring at problems won't help that much.But sometimes the solutions won't seem clear.Like yesterday,I solved a problem searching a string .Of course it is a piece of cake for red coders or blue coders but their solve is noway near my approach.For my approach I learn KMP from scrach and solved it.At the end of the day I learn how to use KMP and also see the solutions of other great coders ,of course it's costly.Sorry if I hurt your feeling

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Competitive coding is one among my activities. Its not necesssary that I solve problems everyday. I solve about 5-6 good problems when I have free time but definitely not everyday.

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0, im always playing video games and sometimes when dont sleep at round time, i solve round problems

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The question isn't "How many problems?", but "How many hard problems ?".

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I do 10 simple ( ABC last problems and ARC first few problems) and 5 hard( from AGC,NOI etc). I want to do 50 per day though. :(

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The question isn't how?? The question is when.

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The question you should be asking is not how many problems you solve, but how much you learn about CP from the problems you solve.

Quality > Quantity

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I try to give a virtual contest every day and upsolve.

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Try to solve one problem per one win in league of legends. So I haven't solve any problems today.

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I actually stalk my friends (those I've added on CF) using CF Viz. Looking at the more successful ones, you can get a rough idea of what kind of practice they did and how (such as how many problems, what rating and so on).

I (used to) attempt all the problems that a couple of friends around my rating (or a little higher) did, as and when they did, by continuously stalking their submissions. A2oj ladders also proved helpful for additional practice. As for how many problems you must solve exactly, it really depends. I just went at whatever pace this took me. It's more about how much time, and the quality of problems you solve.

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I believe solving problems is not very useful, better find some inspiration in getting together with friends or idk meditation.

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Personally, I do about 5 — 10 in few hours, but keeping track of the number of problems I did to keep track of my own progress.

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Average number is 2 — 3 problems everyday

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zero, of course, because I don't have much time right now

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one day i solve around 10 question (4-5 are equal or above 1400 rating question) and the other day i m just don't even login into codeforces