DimmyT's blog

By DimmyT, 3 months ago, translation, In English

As-salamu alaykum, Codeforces! (Peace, Codeforces!)

We are glad to invite you to Codeforces Round #673 (Div. 1) and Codeforces Round #673 (Div. 2), which will take place at Sep/27/2020 18:05 (Moscow time) (notice later time than usual). The round is rated for both divisions. Each division will be given 6 problems to solve in 2 hours.

Problems were prepared by RedDreamer, BThero and me DimmyT.

We are very grateful and would like to sincerely thank the following people for their assistance in preparing the round:

This is our first round, we hope that the problems will be interesting and that the round will pass without issues.

Score distribution:

Div2: 500-1000-1500-2000-2500-3000

Div1: 500-1000-1250-2000-2250-2750

Wish everyone good luck and high rating!!!

UPD: problem ideas

UPD: Editorial Out

Congratulations to everyone, contest passed without issues!!!

Div1:

  1. tourist

  2. ksun48

  3. maroonrk

  4. 300iq

  5. Aidos

Div2:

  1. poorboy

  2. kaisel

  3. immortalhunt

  4. hieu_2004

  5. _dg_

 
 
 
 
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Hope that your first round as a setter will be flawless.Good luck DimmyT.

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As a setter, give me a contribution please)

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How was this blog made 7 weeks ago?

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    I guess its because He started writing the blog 7 weeks ago and posted it today

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    Because, in Kazakhstan, we have a time machine which can take us back for at most for 7 weeks.

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      wait!! still you are orange. (as you can better your previous contests by going back in time)

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        Proof that orange is the best color.

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          Yes

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          I made this comment long ago, when I was young and foolish. I have since changed my mind on this topic. Truly red is the best color.

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            congratulation for getting red!

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            Also Monogon, months later:

            I have realized that by previous encounters with other colors my judgement has been wrong in all of them. I was deeply mistaken in theses aspects. However, now I truly realize there is no other color greater than nutella.

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          But you are red now ORZ

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      Sounds like beginning of a problems.

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DimmyT Will I reach you? I hope I can reach you...

Reference: See my profile picture and the problem setter's. Also, I do want to reach Master. :3

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clash with CodeAgon 2020 (Codenation coding challenge) https://www.interviewbit.com/contest/codeagon-2020/

just saying :)

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Good luck to everyone and thanks the authors for the contest!

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DimmyT Please BOLD or HIGHLIGHT the unusual contest time .

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    Done

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      Do you really think that the bold rated will stop inquisitive people from asking "Is it rated?"?

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Wa alaykumu as-salam

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Wa alaykumu s-salam DimmyT

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Oalaikumus salam

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lovely to see salam... Walaikumussalam

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Oya-laikumus salam DimmyT,, hope the Div-2 round will be very interesting ❤

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Fun fact
Another fun fact
Conclusion
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walaikum assalam warahmatullahi wabarakatuh @DimmyT

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As-salamu alaykum, Codeforces!

IslamForces

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Wa alaikum us salam. [user:DimmyT]Very very good wishes for your first round.

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Good to see a round from the Borat country_****_

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    Number one problems in the region!

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Why have you tagged this round as cf666 ?

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Wa alaykumu s-salam :)

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A best of luck to all from this baby panda :)

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what is the division rule in parallel div1/div2 round, because i am seeing that some experts are registered in div1 and some master are also registered in div2 too so am i little bit confused can anyone explain

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    register started before last rating update.

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    maybe that or those masters doesn't wanna participate in rated contest..so they registered in div2

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      in parallel round there is no case of unofficial participant, contest is rated for everyone....

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Sounds good, I think I'll go

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Walaikum Assalam

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Hope that I will become specialist after this round.

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    hope that i will become candidate master after this round :( +111 rating

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    I hope I'll become a pupil this time.

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      me too

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        First time got rank less than 2000 in Div 2. Became PUPIL.

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    For those too lazy to click 15 times it says Good luck and high rating!!1!

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this contest time is very good for me.

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Walaikum-assalam...waiting for your first and hopefully nice round.and also hope i will reach my top rating ...

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waiting for score distribution

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Wa alaykumu s-salam!

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Good luck to everyone!

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Will score distribution publish after the contest?????

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Hope for a better Rating for me and everybody :) keep practicing!

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Less than 90 minutes until the round starts.. no score distribution yet?

UPD 1: Less than 60 minutes, no score distribution yet

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    Less than 45 minutes, where's score distribution?

    UPD1: wait, they finally posted it.

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HOPE , YOU WILL BECOME GREAT PROBLEM SETTER AND WE WILL HAVE A GOOD CONTESTS FROM YOU , GOOD LUCK BROTHER

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that problem ideas was actually very deep. Does that mean that this contest will have the deepest problems ever?

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As a contestant, I would like a cake.

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    I just ate cake. What coincidence :D

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thanks again to MikeMirzayanov to for creating, developing, and maintaining the best websise of algorithmic problem ever. and my congratulation to you, DimmyT, for managing a team to creating contest and I hope that will be one of your best experience.

thanks again for your efforts.

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DimmyT how many shared problems will be?

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"UPD: problem ideas"

got trolled by this in the update.

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Original Song is so inspiring!!!

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Problem ideas is a song!!!!!!!

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Best of luck to all the participants and wish you all high rating

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This is my first time I solved a div2 probelem during a contest. Yeah!!!!!

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hello all ,can someone explain me , why my rank dropped ,the moment i submit the same code for the same problem after sometime tho it was already passing the pretests successfully?

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    its a rule of Div 2 ...last accepted submission is considered.

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what is the expected difficulty of problem Div2 C?

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nice problemset!

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I'm really disappointed I took my time thinking in C but couldn't see the solution :/

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    What do you mean by "see", do you mean "without getting the solution"?

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    What was the point to write it in the comments? You wanted to show everybody how stupid you are? Well, mission accomplished dumb ass

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      if someone couldn't figure out the solution of some problem that doesn't mean he's stupid most of the times I can solve C
      what's the point of your comment? to show me that you're a piece of shit ? Well, mission accomplished dumb ass

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        Bruh, why do you still green-piece-of-shit if you've already participated in 200 rated rounds

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          I'll come back to cyan soon don't worry no wonder why your contribution is -7 because you're a jerk

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            at least, I participated in less than 150 rounds, and I have higher rating than you, and I don't cry because of unsolved problem

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              there are others higher than you so what's the point ? does that give you permission to talk down to others should tourist come and write to you orange-piece-of-shit and I'm not crying it's just a comment that expresses what I feel WTH do you want from me

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                OK, I think guys, that have higher rating then I and had participated in less rounds than I are really cool. I want you to delete all your useless comments, because people here don't give a fuck about how you were thinking in div2 C and didn't solve it. You have just to work hard and don't write this shit in comments.

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                  I don't think I should take advice on what I should I write from -7 contribution asshole make your contribution more that 100 then speak

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                  Oh yeah, if u think that contribution shows the level of your IQ, than u r really stupid

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                  Can you complete a sentence without saying bad words?

                  There are many of codeforces users who have not yet completed the age of 13 and you are affecting them with your speech.

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                  well it shows how good your comments are and your comments sucks
                  so you think tourist is cool well you're right he is cool but does he talk like you ? No he never told someone you're bad because he isn't a piece of shit like you

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                  Unsainted how old are you lmao.

                  8?

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                  OK

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                  Sure

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            And I really don't give a fuck about my contribution:)

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            In Ukraine we say:"Не кажи гоп, поки не перестрибнеш", and i think it's beautiful.

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              In Ukraine "Kyivstar" bans Codeforces, and i think it's beautiful.

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        If you can't solve problem, it is your fail. Your comment was stupid and useless. You have better go and upgrade your skill.

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          I'm sure in real life you look like your profile picture

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            ахаха чел на риал лайф сразу переходишь та куда

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            savage.......

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        Really guy, why do you write this comment? What are you waiting for? You simply write shit into comments, and because of you and guys like you comments section have a lot of useless shit instead of really important comments.

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          so all of the other comments are full of useful information ? let's see one of your comments
          you should create problems on mathforces, not codeforces. well that was really great comment ... but it's better if I didn't read it

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            Don't react to these negative messages. These guys are just provoking you.

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              You're right I won't next time they're just trolling

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Why writes the wrong answer to pretest 2? Please help me=(

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nice score, awesome D...

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That was stressful, wow.

In Div1C, was it intended to disallow $$$O(n \log n \log C)$$$ solutions? If so, it would've been better to make it explicit with setting $$$n = 10^6$$$ or something.

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    I was also stuck at this the whole time.

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    my o(nlogc) get tle

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    My $$$O(n log C)$$$ solution using unordered_map TLE for a few times.

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      In my experience "$$$O(f(n))$$$ with unordered_map" in practice performs more like $$$O(f(n) \log n)$$$.

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      I was able to pass with the same complexity using gp_hash_table

      https://codeforces.com/blog/entry/60737

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        Now hacked by test case 44

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          Unfortunate :(

          A question: does the test case just force a lot of hashmap accesses or is it specifically made to kill pb_ds

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            I think it is specifically made to kill your simple hash.

            https://codeforces.com/blog/entry/60737

            PS. The hack is not made by me so I just guess.

            PSS. I just realized the blog is shared by you first.

            In this post it said:

            A better hash function ...... I used hash function in the post to get AC now.

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    Agreed, time limit was definitely not fun, I only got AB because of starting C too late and not giving myself enough time to optimise at the end :[

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    My solution worked pretty fast. Also, the intended solution was $$$O(n log C)$$$. My solution: 94020968.

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      Not allowed to view the requested page :/

      I'm sure the intended solution was $$$O(n \log C)$$$, but in the case of borderline complexities like $$$O(n \log n \log C)$$$ it would be nicer to have time limits and constraints that make it clear whether it passes or not. Currently it seemed clear that $$$O(n \log n \log C)$$$ would pass, but in the end I found out that it doesn't.

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    Should ideas rather than optimizations.

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      The intended solution should pass pretty easily

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        my O(nlogc) solution took 1.8s(I noticed this 10minutes after passing pretests) in pretests.Since it was very close I didn't want to take risk.I had to constant optimize it and resubmit losing a lot of points in the process.also got mle once just for using long long instead of int.imo in trie problems ml should be higher.like 1-2 gb

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          My solution uses pretty small amount of memory. My implemention with trie pass easily too.

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    Yes my $$$O(n \; log \; n \; log \; C)$$$ using mergeSort failed but passed in 2386 ms in mashup :(

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why is my contribution -1? what did I do?

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    You posted this comment without formatting code and without hiding code in a spoiler tag.

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      Okay. I didn't know that. I am new. How can I now make my contribution non-negative?

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        My suggestion (this goes out to everyone who has negative contribution and doesn't understand why): lurk the blogs and comments here to get a feeling about which comments and blogs are welcome. And only once you understand, start commenting yourself.

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WA 6 times.

Div2D pretest 2 is literally mocking at me.

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And the fastest editorial publisher award goes to DimmyT

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Can someone please explain the wrong strategy in my d2c ans : Store the indices for each value and then find the minimum value of k for which this fits by binary search. and then manipulate the answer array with left to right traversal.

Regarding binary search I got a pattern that for each indices in kth supposed iteration its supposed count is min(i, k, n — i + 1, n — k + 1) then I binary search on the value of k.

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submit F in last 5 seconds and find my output is following:

YES
1 1 1 1
1 1 1 3
4 2 3 1
RDLL
DRDD
ULUU
NO

instead of

YES
1 1 1 1
1 1 1 3
4 2 3 1
R D L L
D R D D
U L U U
NO

Hope my solution is wrong XD

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Cornercase for Div2D: it is possible that we can't subtract anything from such ai that ai<i and this ai is more than sum(a)/n, but we can add to it i-(ai%i) from a0, so solution exists in that case

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    Also, I've been struck for a long time thinking what if i-(ai%i) > a1. But since at any point say we are at index i, a1 must contain atleast i-1 (as initially all elements >=1). And i-(ai%i) cannot be greater than i-1(since i doesn't divide ai). Hence, the non-negative condition holds. Nice problem.

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Solved C but couldn't solve B in div-2 (-_-) can anyone provide edge cases of B?

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    Have you considered if n is even and there are multiple values of n/2?

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      I did- Something like- 1 8 8 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 My o/p- 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0

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        Uhh sorry my mistake, I meant T is even and there are multiple values of T/2.

        what if the input is:

        6 6
        1 2 3 3 4 5
        

        what is your answer?

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          1 1 1 0 0 0- here it is. Its right I guess.

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            what about:

            8 6
            1 2 3 3 3 4 4 5 
            

            I tried your code and the answer is 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 Which is incorrect because {4, 2} are on the same group.

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            I think you should only split multiple of elements into different group if their value is T/2.

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    Try this for T=3,

    arr= 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2

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      This is my O/P- 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 it has 0 value of f(c)+f(d). Am i right?

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        arr= 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 Your code's output => 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 Correct Output => 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

        (for T=3)

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          Yes, I understood it. Thank you so much for your help.

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Div1B : The initial value of a_i IS NOT 0

haha....

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    That one totally got me, I kept thinking that raising a[i] up to i's multiple may cost a[1] become negative...

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    happened to me too :(

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got OK on D with 1466 ms with sets in $$$O(nlog^2n)$$$

how to solve it properly?

UPD: resubmit of the same code in upsolving results to 1231 ms. got "lucky".

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Tonight may be the second time I turn blue. My performance tonight is not good. After finishing the first three questions, I looked at D and didn't have any thoughts, and then I looked at E and I didn't even think. Finally, I came up with an algorithm for the number of operations for question D of 2*n, and submitted it at 01:52. But returning to the wrong answer, I reviewed the code and found a bug, but there is no time to change it. If you give me half an hour more, maybe I can pass it. I also want to be a candidate master, but I know this is not realistic. The realistic goal is to stay blue for the next few rounds. It's incomparable to a god who can turn yellow or red in a few games, and I am satisfied with that. I don’t have any acm and oi experience. I’ve been in contact with codeforces for four months. I can’t even solve div2a from the beginning (yes, I tried div2a for one round, but after trying for more than an hour, I still didn’t get ac. There was no way, I had to look at other people's code, and finally passed this question.), This is my first experience of doing the question in codeforces. By now, I finally solved some problems. Having said that, I hope everyone has good luck and a good rating, and most importantly, make progress on codeforces.

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    You can do it!!! Before I finally became a Candidate, I almost fell to Specialist.

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      What is wrong in the solution of D. (Div 2)

      Code

      UPD: Found my bug. Thank You all.

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      I must say the problems were very good!

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      This contest is great, thank you for your encouragement.

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Walaikum Assalam. (Peace to you, too.)DimmyT

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please help why my logic of two sum is not working for problem B My Code

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    I tried your code with the following input and got the wrong output. In the result, the two groups would be "1 4" and "1 4", and clearly there is a pair that adds up to 5 in each group. The correct partition should be "1 1" and "4 4"

    Input:
    1
    4 5
    1 4 4 1
    Output:
    1 0 1 0
    

    You would want to be consistent in the partition of numbers — by which I mean if one 4 is given to group A for one time, you'll also want it to be given to group A when it appear for the second time. The way I did it is to:

    for(ll i=0; i<n; ++i) {
                if (umap[k-nums[i]]>0) {
                    c.push_back (i);
                    //delete this line: umap[k-nums[i]]--;
                } else {
                    umap[nums[i]]++;
                }
    }
    

    and treat "number = half of the unlucky number" as special cases.

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      got it thank you for helping me

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      Hi, why we need to place in same group.. can you please explain me why we need to be consistent in partitioning.

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        If you have "3 5 5 3 3 5" and the unlucky number is 8, and if you put 3 into group A the first time and into group B the second and the third, it would be like:

        Group A: 3 5 5
        Group B: 5 3 3
        

        But in this case both of the group contain two pairs of 3-and-5, which adds up to 8.

        A better solution is to partition this into:

        Group A: 3 3 3
        Group B: 5 5 5
        

        In this case no 3 and 5 are in one group.

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****i think you should make strong pretests..**** btw good questions great-

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    yes , you are right , pretests are soo weak

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      You being hacked does not mean pretests were weak. It just means that you sent an incorrect code

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        my answer had not been hacked , it passed pretests but wrong answer after system tetsing, so please have correct knowledge before saying something

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can someone help me find why it FST in div2b[submission:93982376] thanks

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    One of the problems I see is you seemingly have uninitialized c when k%2 == 1

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    On line 39:

    38   rep(i,0,n){
    39   	if(a[i]>=k){
    40           cout<<0<<" ";
    

    if you put "if(a[i]>=k)" instead of "if(a[i]>k)",then both all numbers bigger than k and k s themselves are automatically labelled 0.

    However, the numbers could also contain 0, and thus 0 and k are both labelled 0, according to your codes.

    Best luck next time, Kanshan.

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      Oh.thank you . i remember that ai is greater than 0. apparently I was wrong

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      but in that case. k were not in mp. so 0 will be labelled 1.

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      sorry I find that when k is 0 I will get wrong

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What about div-2 B

can some one give me some idea for that

Thanks in advance

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    Try to partition the numbers into two sets in such a way that for a number $$$x$$$, $$$x$$$ and $$$T - x$$$ won't belong to the same set

    If both sets contain $$$T - x$$$ go to the set with the minimum count of $$$T - x$$$.

    Submission: Link

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How long will rating be updated after the game?

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    1 day I think, after the Hacking period

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      This was a div2/div1 round. So, no hacking period.

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        Wait, hacks are supposed to be done during contest...? I never did any hacks before so I thought it's after, sorry for that. But the scores are indeed updated one day after the contest, right.

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          No, ratings usually update about an hour, or two after a div1/2 contest. By the way, FYI hacks will give you points in div1/2 rounds.

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Congrats Ashishgup

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Thank you DimmyT, this contest helped me to get Specialist

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Can someone help me on my submission https://codeforces.com/contest/1417/submission/94040517

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Can anyone tell what is wrong with my code for DIV2B?. I have first put all elements <= T/2 in X and the remaining in Y. Then checked if k is even to allocate all elements = k/2 equally in X and Y using the variable alt. My code fails on testcase 4.

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can someone explain problem C