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1399A - Remove Smallest

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1399C - Boats Competition

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1399D - Binary String To Subsequences

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1399E1 - Weights Division (easy version)

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1399E2 - Weights Division (hard version)

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1399F - Yet Another Segments Subset

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Solution Tutorial of Codeforces Round #661 (Div. 3) 661, Comments (292)
 » Why dsu didn't work in problem F.89050221i am finding all invalid pair and add a edge between them ...then i am finding the maximum independent set;
•  » » Actually, maximum independent set is pretty hard problem to solve and can be done in $O(n^3)$ using Kuhn's algorithm on bipartite graphs. The graph you build isn't even bipartite (you can easily obtain odd length cycle with segments $[1; 5]$, $[4; 8]$ and $[3; 6]$, they all have pairwise intersections). I don't know a good solution for this problem for non-bipartite graphs, just some randomized approaches which don't work well.
•  » » » thanks.
•  » » » Would this work for F?.First, co-ordinate compress the segments. After that, sort these by ending indices. Maintain a dp array where dp[i] = size of optimal subset where all segments have ending indices <= i. Consider the Kth segment to be the last segment included in our optimal subset and it's starting and ending indices to be L and R respectively. Loop through the points from R->0 on the co-ordinate axis, then, dp[R] = max(dp[R], number of segments inside range [L,R] + dp[L-1]);The maximum of dp[i] would be our answer. I think this is the same idea as the editorial, couldn't understand that one exactly, so came up with this.Note: The kth segment is considered to be inside [L,R].
•  » » » » Yes it works. Also, you don't need to coordinate compress. Here's the submission: 89075517
•  » » » » » Isn't the solution you wrote O(n) complexity? If I am mistaken please correct me
•  » » » » » » In the solve function I'm also doing binary search, which adds a log factor.
•  » » » $O(n^3)$?A set is independent iff its complement is a vertex cover, so this is the same as computing minimum vertex cover. And by Konig theorem in bipartite graph minimum vertex cover equals maximum matching which can be computed faster than $O(n^3)$. You can of course construct a weighted bipartite graph with cost 1 if there was an edge in original graph or 0 otherwise and run maximum weighted matching (Kuhn a.k.a. Hungarian algorithm) but that's just insane.
•  » » » » 9 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   I don't get your point.Yes, thanks, I know about Konig's theorem and know that vertex cover and independent set (and maximum matching) can be converted to each other.I didn't talk about Hungarian algorithm, I talked about dfs-like Kuhn algorithm for finding unweighted maximum matching. It's time complexity is $O(n^3)$ also. In practice, it's way faster, yes, but the complexity is still $O(n^3)$ (or, to be precise, $O(nm)$).And you can construct clique in this problem pretty easy, so Dinic or Hopkroft-Karp would work with the same time complexity as this unweighted Kuhn matching.Edit: Sorry, Dinic and Hopkroft-Karp will work a bit better ($O(m \sqrt{n})$ instead of $O(nm)$).
•  » » » » » Google-search phrase "Khun algorithm" and you'll find out why I got confused by your previous comment
•  » » » » » » Yes, I googled and this is why I tried to explain to you what am I talking about. I'm really surprised I didn't find any explanation of this algorithm in English (didn't go deep into search but anyway). I always thought this is very famous approach but now I realized all articles and lessons I heard about it were from Russian teachers.
•  » » » » » » » Of course this approach is well known. It's simply that the algorithm you are talking about is not called "Khun algorithm", but "Hopcroft-Karp" or "turbo matching", Moreover simce the actual "Khun algorithm" aka Hungarian does run in $O(n^3)$ whilst Hopcroft Karp doesn't I did assume you actually mean Khun algorithm and got really confused on rest of your comment
•  » » » » » » » I searched this and I found that its name was Kuhn－Munkres Algorithm, or KM Algorithm(In China).
•  » » Video Editorial of Problem D: Binary String to Subsequences
•  » » I had the same approach. At least i'm glad to know that i wasn't the only one. Thanks vovuh for the explanation :)
•  » » I tried the same and then I learned that finding maximum independent set is not as easy as I thought
•  » » 9 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   d
•  » » Maybe because it doesn't have transivity.For example,Segment A=[2,3],B=[3,4],C=[4,5], A-B ans B-C are invalid,but A-C is valid.So you can't map in this way.
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 12 →   Video Explanations(hindi) - Question D- https://youtu.be/BRrPfZQ3ScU - Question C- https://youtu.be/txEX3EwWaSw - Question B- https://youtu.be/NxfA91zSNlI - Question A- https://youtu.be/tSboQu6Vu_k
•  » » Video explanations to everything else. (And also A-C lol)
•  » » » 9 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 4 →   Your videos are really cool, have been following & learning from you
•  » » » » But you didn't learn the main thing, he started YT when he was already very good at cp.
•  » » » » » 9 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 3 →   I made a YT while i am becoming good at CP :-PI agree i am still learning, but i only make videos on the questions i am able to solve and 100% sure about. Its not like i am pretending that i have full knowledge and am god at cp. 1 month ago i was not able to solve 1 question.But after this YT, there is a source of motivation for me to learn, and now am able to solve more so i am happy.:-)
•  » » » Video Editorial of Problem D: Binary String to Subsequences
•  » » » » I always see that this guy gets a downvote whenever he posts the link for the tutorial. why so ??
•  » » » » » i was thinking the same, his explanation for D was nice, and for the first time i also posted today, got -14 votes, but its balanced now to 0. IDK why.
•  » » » » » » well, you get downvote because of your rating, I don't want to rude but you should not post an explanation. you will be just wasting your time.
•  » » » » » » » 9 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   I completely understand this, but i make videos on what i am able to solve on my own, and those which i cant i don't even try to make as i dont want to share incorrect knowledge.But why this dude you talked about, i was curious about him
•  » » » » » » » » just because you only explain what you have solved or you enjoy making videos doesn't change the fact that it is waste of time.
•  » » » » » » » » » I don't like the impression of making YT videos and commenting here twice (or maybe even once). I hate monetization of everything (specially educational) and I do believe better way to learn is try yourselves and if you have exhausted all thoughts read editorial (because its not spoon fed here).On top of that commenting it in comments section of an official editorial irritates me.I know I don't have completely sound arguments so I'd normally just down vote and move.
•  » » » » » » » » » brother if you have guts then please can you explain me solution's like sKSama and namanbansal013 does. After every contest which I give I wait for their videos. If You have guts than please we'll welcome you!
•  » » » » » » » » » I didn't mean to offend, Its perfectly fine to do so. Its just the way I see things.To be specific I have issues with this kind of promotion (which again is fine but I don't like it).
•  » » » » » » » » » it's fine if you don't like it but don't demotivate them at least they are doing something if you don't like then ignore but don't downvote them their effort's are on another level!
•  » » » » » » » » » If I had disliked his content on youtube then what you say would be appropriate. But he had promoted his content here (twice) which I didn't like and only thing I can do to show that is downvote.
•  » » » » » » » » » NO bro your downvote will remove his comment and what we beginner's will do then he's promoting let him promote if anyone like me had got any help from it then it's good.
•  » » » » » » » I completely dont agree with the claim that a division 2 user shouldn't post explanations. Before you downvote, let me explain why. Firstly, some people are doing other websites than codeforces and have good ratings there. There are different systems, some speed based like cf, some more OI style.Secondly, better rating does not imply better explanation hust as worse rating does not imply worse explanation. Some people are very good at explaining solutions to things they solve and even if they are not high rated it's a good source.Third, I believe that a good editorial explains how one would approach a problem. Some things that are considered trivial by div1 users are not considered trivial by a div2 user, and perhaps an explanation from a div2 user would be more practical for a div2 user.Fourth, some people use alts here or simply were high rating then dropped. Fifth, about the "waste of time", as Feymann once said, the best way to check you understand something is to make someone else understand it aswell, and it also helps so why not?Sixth, some people are just slow but are able to solve high rated problems, you shouldnt be ratist in general, not just in this case.Seventh, as a specialist you dont have the right to make ratist arguments :)If you have balls, I offer you a 2300 codeforces duel, now stop demotivating the community and start solving more problems :)
•  » » » » » » » » 6 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 3 →   If you downvote, the least you can do is reply with a valid counter-argument, otherwise you are just ratist :)Edit: So apparently, atleast 7 people saw rating and downvoted without a counter-argument. Either write one or duel me on codeforces. Some IOI medalists dont even do codeforces. You gave zero thought, saw blue (was CM before btw) and immediately downvoted. Very mature.
•  » » » » » » » » » still I'm figuring why these people are downvoting these comments ;_;
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89052941Q-3 Can someone tell me what's wrong with this solution ?
•  » » In the first for loop you are doing sum[a[i]+a[j]]++ which is wrong because lets say there are 3 people with weights {1,3,3} In the first iteration , you are using the zeroeth person thrice (when (i,j) is (0,0) (0,1) (0,2)). In the first iteration itself sum will be 2 which is not possible since if the zeroeth person made a team with the first person for sum=4, he cannot make another team with the second person. As a person cannot be in 2 teams, this approach fails.
•  » » » 9 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   I did that in the last attempt sir, previously i used for(j=i+1;j
•  » » » » Yes, you have to select the weight with the maximum frequency. But the way you are creating the sum array is wrong because that loop is running n^2 times and creating almost n^2 pairs. The problem is that when you hash them to the sum variable, you are using one person more than once (in different pars), which leads to a wrong sum array.
•  » » » » » what if I change the second array to for (j=i+1;j
•  » » » » » » Nope. AFAIK you cannot create a hash sum array for this question. You have to create a freq array of numbers and then run a loop from (2 to 2*n) and then search on the freq array for the sum, as given in the editorial.
•  » » » » » » » can you tell me what's wrong with my solution?? https://www.ideone.com/dUU83a
•  » » » » » » » » ah sorry there's an overflow in my array
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   I want to know the approach of E1 if it is slightly changed so that we have to find the minimum number of operations so that distance between the root and every leaf is less than equal to S.I have an approach in mind to this problem but I'm not sure if it would work. Can anyone please help me out. UPD : vovuh can u please provide your crucial insights to this.
 » Please tell me what's wrong in my E1 solution
•  » » I also did like this only. The only mistake I spotted in your code is that in your priority queue, you're arranging the edges by (weight * nx) [nx = no of leaves for this edge contributes to the sum]. Instead, it should be the reduction we can get if we make our operation in it, i.e. (weight * nx — (weight / 2) * nx). Example to prove the contradiction, let's say weight1 = 7 and nx1 = 3, and weight2 = 3 and nx2 = 7. If we do the operation on 1st one, 7*3 = 21 will reduce to 3*3 = 9, hence the deduction is 12. On the other hand if we do on 2nd one, 3*7 = 21 will reduce to 1*7 = 7, hence the deduction is 14. But in your code, 1st one will be operated. Hope you understood. My submission — 89053607
•  » » » Thanks so much!!!
•  » » » 9 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   Wait, if I arrange like this {weight * nx, nx,weight} why it's not correct again? then {21, 7, 3} has a higher priority than {21, 3, 7}. tbh, i didnt really consider this case, but i think my code does not fail here.
•  » » » I would like to know, why ordering by weight*nx does not work? Thanks in advance.
•  » » » » See I've explained a contradictory case [{21, 7, 3} and {21, 3, 7}] in my comment above.
•  » » » » » but if the second element in this triple is nx, 3, 7 and 7, 3 is not a contradiction. See my comment above.
•  » » » » » » No, it won't work like that. You've to keep the parameter which actually matters after doing the operation, i.e. the deduction it is making. I can give contradictory cases to fail this too. For example, weight1 = 8 and nx1 = 9, & weight2 = 9 and nx2 = 8. You say order by nx, then 1st one will be chosen, hence 4*9 = 36, the deduction will be 36, whereas if you take 2nd one, 4*8 = 32, the deduction will be 40.
•  » » » » » » » Finally got it, Thanks.
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   For F, we also have a more memory efficient solution with the same time complexity. First, let's sort all the segments in order of increasing segment length. Now, let $dp[i]$ represent the maximum number of segments we can take (including the current one), such that all of them are completely covered by the $i$th segment and they abide by the given constraints. To compute each $dp[i]$, we only need to consider segments that are completely covered by it (by definition). Notice that these segments must have length strictly less that the length of the $i$th segment, so we already know all of their $dp$ values. Therefore, to get the value of $dp[i]$, we will run normal segment dp on the set of covered intervals (finding the largest set of intervals such that no two overlap, where the size of an interval is its $dp$ value instead of just $1$). For each segment, computing its $dp$ value takes $\mathcal{O}(N)$, so our final time complexity is $\mathcal{O}(N^2)$. To compute the answer more easily, we can insert an imaginary $N+1$th segment with endpoints $[-10^9, 10^9]$, with the final answer being $dp[N+1] - 1$. The advantage of this solution is that we only need to consider the $\mathcal{O}(N)$ segments that are covered by segment $i$ when computing $dp[i]$, so our memory complexity is only $\mathcal{O}(N)$, which is easily within $256\textrm{MB}$.
•  » » Tried implementing a similar idea to achieve $O(N)$ memory complexity but my solution is TLEing at the last test case.Here's the idea: Sort according to the end points of the segments and let $dp[i]$ = the maximum number of segments you can pick considering only the first $i$ (in the sorted list).The transition involves trying to pick the $i^{th}$ segment, which requires running exactly the same dp on all subsets of the $i^{th}$ segment. Then compare this to not picking the $i^{th}$ segment, which corresponds to just considering the first $i-1$ segments.I'm not sure of the time complexity, but I believe it should be $O(N^2)$. Would appreciate if somebody double checks this/gives ideas for optimization.Here's the submission: 89072684 Commented Code:#include #define rep(i,n) for(int i=0;i<(n);i++) #define repl(i,a,b) for(int i=(a);i<(b);i++) struct range { int l, r, ind; }; int rangedp; vector subs; int solve(vector lr, int ix=3001) { if(lr.size()<=1) return lr.size(); if(rangedp[ix]!=-1) return rangedp[ix]; int n = lr.size(); int dp[n+1]; dp=0; repl(i, 1, n+1) { dp[i]=1; // picked this one // solve for elements inside current segment dp[i]+=solve(subs[lr[i-1].ind], lr[i-1].ind); // binary search last index that doesn't // intersect with current segment int l=0, r=i-1, j=i-1; while(l<=r) { int mid=(l+r)>>1; if(lr[mid].r>=lr[i-1].l) { j=mid; r=mid-1; } else l=mid+1; } // add the number of segments you can get // by including the j segments that don't // intersect with the current one dp[i]+=dp[j]; // is it optimal to include current segment // or should we skip it? dp[i]=max(dp[i-1], dp[i]); } return rangedp[ix]=dp[n]; } int main() { ios_base::sync_with_stdio(false); cin.tie(NULL); int t; cin >> t; while(t--) { int n; cin >> n; vector lr; rep(i, n) { range val; cin >> val.l >> val.r; val.ind=i; lr.push_back(val); } // sort according to end point, break tie so that // larger segments appear later sort(all(lr), [](range a, range b) { if(a.r!=b.r) return a.r < b.r; else return b.l < a.l; }); // precompute subsets of each segment rep(i, n) subs[i].clear(); repl(i, 1, n) { int j=i-1; while(j>=0 && lr[j].r>=lr[i].l) { if(lr[j].l>=lr[i].l) subs[lr[i].ind].push_back(lr[j]); j--; } reverse(all(subs[lr[i].ind])); } memset(rangedp, -1, sizeof(rangedp)); cout << solve(lr) << endl; } return 0; } 
•  » » » You're copying vector everytime you call it, pass it by a reference.
•  » » » » That fixed it, thanks!
•  » » Can you explain how to find thisfinding the largest set of intervals such that no two overlap
•  » » » Please see here.
•  » » » We can sort the segments by their endpoints and run a dp, where dp[i]= Maximum value such that ith segment is included or not included in the optimal answer.For the transitions, we can use binary search to find the last segment which doesn't overlap with ith segment, let's call it prev.So, dp[i]=max(dp[i-1],value[i]+dp[prev]). My code in Java: 89147950
•  » » » » 9 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   How do you calculate value[i]? Edit:- Never mind, got it. Using a different sort for finding value[i].
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   My simple solution for C:Let's create a function to get the maximum number of teams with weight m. In the function we iterate over all pairs of numbers and if their sum is equal to m and the numbers were not used before, mark the numbers and update the answer. Next, let's go over all possible weights. Due to small restrictions, such values are few. The answer to the problem will be the maximum of all such values88999789
•  » » 9 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   please put your logic also, might help someone
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   Initially I misread problem E. I thought of a different version for the problem and wasted 30 min of my time. The problem I thought of was to print the minimum number of operations so that max(w(root,v))<=S where v belongs to the set of leaves of the tree. Is this problem solvable? If yes, then can somebody suggest a solution for this version of the problem?
•  » » Haha I actually made the exact same mistake (then they came out with the clarification and I felt like such a fool... not the first time I've misread a problem). Didn't make much progress on that though.
•  » » Here is my solution for the easy version. I used the priority queue but instead of it, we can use set also.https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89118822
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   people-want to hackvovuh- hold my beer
 » I attempted problem C while taking the input in a vector (https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89066257) and in an array (https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89066399). The vector approach gives me a TLE but the array approach passes all test cases within time limit, I am allocating the memory at the start in a vector and not even using the push_back() function, is there any particular reason for this?'
•  » » You don't handle n=1 correctly and read outside of array bounds leading to strange values of s1 and s2. Because the array and vector have different sizes on the stack the memory read by a and a[n-2] is different between your solutions so you end up with different behaviour.
 » My answer in the checker is correct, butI am getting the following comment from the checker: wrong output format Expected int32, but "7882141163342456" found (test case 1)https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89012361
•  » » your ans is not correct
•  » » » See the jury's answer and contestant's answer, they both are same. And in the correct submission after that, I did not change my logic, just changed long long int to int
•  » » » » huh, 1 2 3 1 1 4 5 6 7 8 1 1 9 10 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 12 1 1 13 14 15 16 1 2 1 2 17 7882141163342456 7882141163342456... and 1 1 2 3 3 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 8 9 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 14 15 16 16 15 15 16 17 17 17 18 19 19... are exactly the same.
•  » » » » » Oh sorry mybad, I misread something. I was checking only the 100002 part. Sorry for the hassle
 » What a fast editorial! Really helpful; Thank you!
 » Why is the complexity of a heap query in E1 log(nlogw) and not just log(n)? The number of items in the heap is constantly n so why is it not log(n)?
 » Can someone explain me how can I get 1 wrong answer out of 1000 and what did I miss to include in my code? Thank you in advance. https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89048451
 » Does anyone have any other approach for E2
•  » » Before all, we calculate the number of leaves in every subtree using DFS. The contribute of the lowest edge between the subtree's root and the root is the number of leaves in the subtree multiplied by the edge's weight. Recall the contribute of one move is the diff of its edge's contribute after move. For example, for an edge of weight 5 whose subtree has 3 leaves, its contribute is $5*3=15$, and the contribute of its first move is $5/2*3-5*3=-4$.We use a multi-set/priority_queue or other data-structure containing all available moves sorted by its contribute in non-decreasing order. When we do a move, we push the next move in data-structure (weight divided by 2). If two moves' contribute equal, which first? We first take the one of which next move has lower contribute. If the next move equal, we check the next of next, and so on. But this take too long time($\log W$), we have better method. If two moves' contribute equal, either their's weight - weight/2 equal and the leaves number of their's edge equal or any one's weight-weight/2 equals the other's leaves number. First case, one has large weight will always win. Second case, one has little weight will always win. You can prove it easily.There're exactly 2 cases of the answer, odd or even. If the answer is even, we can think two one-cost-move as one two-cost-move, and do this process greedily. If the answer is odd, we can take a one-cost-move that has lowest contribute. This is my submission: 89086737.I'm not sure whether it correct, although it get Accept before system test.
•  » » » 9 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   Nice approach I really liked it thanks.
•  » » » » And I think there's another approach. Do the process in all one-cost-move, and in all two-cost-move separately. We can get the minimal contribute (contribute is non-positive) of every possible cost using only one-cost-move, and the minimal contribute of every possible cost using only two-cost-move. And enumerate the number of one-cost-move, find minimal number of two-cost-move and update answer.
•  » » » » » So as in E1 we calculate cost 1 edges and 2 edges using same approach and then find the answers separately and then try minimising 1 cost answer by keep on replacing 3 of the 1 cost moves with 2 cost moves?
•  » » » » » » sorry, I haven't tried E1...
•  » » » » » » » E1 is just E2 with cost of every edge is 1
•  » » Iam sorry if someone felt offended by my comment. But I didn't have such intentions. I don't get why people down vote others comments. I am not spreading rumours or criticizing someone or putting something which hurts someone. I am really trying my best to grow and help others to grow along with me. Do you all know how ugly it would be if anyone including my recruiters who open my profile and see a negative contribution. Guys we are members of the same community please try to help others not critisize them. If anyone felt offended by this message iam sorry again.
•  » » » 9 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 3 →   At first we have to infer the following from the question. if we perform an operation on an edge it will effect all the paths in which it is there (cost will be (E/2) *N) where E is the edge weight and N is the number of paths in which the edge is present we have to minimise the no of moves we make implies we have to always pick the edge which has maximum cost. So once he have the above intuition we can decide to calculate no of paths a particular edge is in using simple dfs traversal. Then we have to choose a data structure which has the following properties maintains the sorted order less time for insertion and removal So from the above properties we use Max-heap (priority queue) in c++.We then insert every edge into priority queue First parameter being the cost to operate on edge i.e,(E/2) *N where E is the edge weight and N is the number of paths in which the edge is present Second parameter being cost Third parameter no of paths.We keep on doing the following operations until effective cost is less than s(given in the question). remove maximum in the heap perform Operation on it insert updated edge here is the link to my submission
•  » » » » 9 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   hey thank you for replying : https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89208650 (I am getting an TLE while using set() to accesing the diff and AC when using getdiff(id) ) Can you please explain Why AC:https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89208760
•  » » » » » 9 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   Don't know sorry
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   My video solutions to all problems + screencast (where I placed 17th? place). Sorry for uploading it that late (currently slow internet connection)Enjoy watching.https://youtu.be/yWD-Hcl_0SkUPD:After a system testing, I'm 15th
•  » » thank you so much
 » Why editorial before closing hacking phase?
•  » » 9 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   hacking doesn't effect rating in div 3. so people can learn to hack here.
•  » » » Well not exactly. If you successfully hack submissions of those better in the ranking, then you get a lower rank and subsequent increase in rating. But yes, there is little difference (unless there is massive hacking for a particular question), because unlike Div 2, we don't get points for successful hacking...
•  » » » » thanks for the info
•  » » » » Doesn't matter if someone with a faulty solution is not hacked because it will eventually fail the system testing.
 » Can someone help me with Problem D — my solution
•  » » Where do you want help here, it's completely incorrect.
•  » » Try this input: 1 8 11011011 Correct output: 4 1 2 1 1 3 2 2 4 Your output: 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 
 » #include using namespace std; int main() { cout<<1000<
•  » » You are probably using this code on some online compiler, copying the output from there and then pasting it as manual input. But online compilers doesn't really give you complete output for such big codes, they probably stop at around 500th test case among your 1000 cases (you can check that by writing cout<
•  » » » i am using codeforces generator.
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89071282 Problem E1 Giving TLE in test case 2 approach same as that of editorial can anyone explain .why?
 » Submission : 89071344 Image : (https://ibb.co/x1sGJ18)The submission, I have made for 1399E1 - Weights Division (easy version), gets AC. However, as I run it on my Sublime IDE, I get the following (error? maybe, I'm not sure exactly) : ErrorTime taken : 0.001311s free(): invalid pointer timeout: the monitored command dumped core bash: line 1: 38557 Aborted timeout 2.0s '/home/imperial_lord/Sublime/main' < input.txt > output.txt [Finished in 1.8s with exit code 134] [cmd: ['bash', '-c', "g++ -std=c++17 '/home/imperial_lord/Sublime/main.cpp' -o '/home/imperial_lord/Sublime/main' && timeout 2.0s '/home/imperial_lord/Sublime/main' output.txt"]] [dir: /home/imperial_lord/Sublime] [path: /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games:/snap/bin] (You can also see the image link).I had a similar error, during the contest and after I decided to upsolve. I feared a WA, so I didn't try submitting, but could not debug. Now I have made my solution similar to the author's, but the issue still persists. Could someone take a look? I have not cleared any vectors, neither is my pointer invalid for the set, so I'm not sure, what free(): invalid pointer means. P.S.It was a nice problem-set, really enjoyed it!
•  » » Try compiling with the flags -g -D_GLIBCXX_DEBUG. It will catch most common errors in STL containers and provide some helpful information about them.In this case, you are trying to dereference an iterator after you just erased its contents from a set. The error produced by the debugger is "Error: attempt to dereference a singular iterator.".
•  » » » Thanks a lot for the reply. I'll definitely keep this flag in mind. However, that was not what was causing the error for me. Why?I simply commented out the while loop part and the printing of the answer part. The error was still there.But, after doing some work, I finally found it. It was in the DFS function I had written. With Errorvoid dfs(ll v, ll p=-1) { if(adj[v].size()==1) cnt[p]=1; ...  Without Errorvoid dfs(ll v, ll p=-1) { if(adj[v].size()==1 && p!=-1) cnt[p]=1; ... So cnt[-1] was the issue. I'm not sure if this should cause an issue in some testcase, because the editorial has same code.
•  » » » » 9 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   Faced the same issue,thanks
 » 89070973 I got TLE on E1 any idea why? although I am using simple dfs function, and answer operations on a set for deletions and insertions
•  » » 9 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   You can try to modify push_back(k) because k is the largest number and a[i] may not equal k.
 » Can anyone please help me in explaining,what is the thought process behind D like how are you able to arrive at the solution?
•  » » Well, I haven't read the editorial yet, because I got an AC during the contest itself, but here is how I approached the problem. So, we got a string of 1s and 0s and the length is n. The task is to make partitions, i.e. divide it into subsequences which are either of the form 10101.. or 01010...So let me assign group 1 to my first character. And simultaneously, I'll try to decide what is the next character my group 1 needs. ObviouslyIf s='1' this means my group 1 will need a 0, otherwise it'll need a 1.Now here comes the second element. I just need to check, whether it'll fulfill the hunger of group 1 (that is it gives the required element), or whether it'll just make another group 2 of it's own and wait for a suitable match. This is the way, we need to do for all the rest of the positions.Now to solve it effectively, I just need to maintain the group numbers for those waiting for 0s and 1s, and so I'll need a map and I'll make a map of sets, because of it's O(n) time insert and delete (I'll need these operations, because the groups will keep swapping there needs between 0s and 1s).My Submission : 89003229
•  » » » Thanks for such a nice explanation.
 » Congratulations on great editorial!
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   In problem E1 I got tle on test case 2 when used set and after replacing set by priority queue it got AC in 0.2 sec.Can somebody explain it clearly how too much time differenceUpd: faker_faker thanks got it!!
•  » » set doesn't have duplicates, so you go into infinite loop.AC on making it multiset: 89075373
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   Greedy solution to E2 using two priority queues (PQ1 for cost 1 edges, PQ2 for cost 2 edges). My while loop logic (sum > S) was (select 1 of the following):1) If decreasing the best cost-1 edge is sufficient, do so and end immediately.2) If decreasing the best cost-2 edge is sufficient, do so and end immediately. Note doing this check after check (1) is safe, since if (1) failed, we need to pay at least 2 in any case.3) Easy case: if either of the priority queues is empty, you have to choose the one that has edges.4) Determine the reduction in sum (call RED1) if you choose edges from PQ1 twice. (Edge case: remember that the second edge chosen might be the same as the first edge, after reducing by half). Determine the reduction in sum (call RED2) if you choose one edge from PQ2. If RED1 >= RED2, then perform the operation on the best edge in PQ1. Else perform the best edge in PQ2.
•  » » In (4) is it not sufficient to check if RED2/2 >=RED1(here red1 is choosing from pq1 once) and if it is true perform operation on pq2 else on pq1 ? can you give a counter example of it?
•  » » » The proof for my original logic seemed more straightforward whereas I couldn't quickly reason why your alternative (which I also considered) would work. And indeed, I get WA when trying the alternative.Unfortunately, I can't seem to think of a (small) counterexample.
•  » » » » It turns out that this alternative is also correct. I tried this approach and got WA on test 21(like you). I also managed to prove it but still something was wrong. Finally, after a few hours of analysing this problem I found out that I(and you) was missing a one little case when the last edge you are decreasing is a cost-2 edge and you can undo the last cost-1 edge-decreasing. Hope that helps :D
 » Can anyone explain what would be the output for the problem D when the input is 5 00100 ?
•  » » The subsequeces will be as follows: 010 0 0 Output: 3 1 2 1 1 3
•  » » » why not 010 010?
•  » » » » There is only single 1 in the string,how you can get two 1s.
•  » » » » » Sorry,This was a mistake.I think I did't get a line of the statement during the contest.Thanks a lot
 » On the standings page, what is the difference between a “+” and a “+1” for a problem?
•  » » A +1 means that someone has gotten 1 non-AC verdict (WA, TLE, RTE, ...) before getting AC on that problem.
 » When the ratings will be calculated?
 » Does anyone have a working python solution for E1?
•  » » I think you can look in status. https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/status
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   Why 89023478 got a TLE?(Solution to D) Can anyone tell please?
•  » » 9 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   You are erasing the first element of vector. vector.erase() has a time complexity equal to the length of the vector because when you delete the first element you have to shift the entire vector to the left one position. As you're calling erase() multiple times inside a loop, when the vector length becomes large, you get TLE. Instead of erasing the first element, you can erase the last element using pop_back() which has a constant time complexity because the order in which you insert '0' and '1' in the existing subsequences doesn't matter (as long as you're maintaining minimum number of subsequences).
•  » » » Thank you bro! I couldn't find why! Thanks a lot!
 » In problem D,each character of the string belongs to exactly one subsequence. In the second line print n integers a1,a2,…,an (1≤ai≤k), where ai is the number of subsequence the i-th character of s belongs to. Ex: 4 0011 Ans: 2 1 2 2 1 I don't understand where 1 2 2 1 (second line print) come from. You divide 0011 to 01 and 01 ( 2 subsequence ) and each character should belongs to 1 subsequence. So should it print 1 1 1 1 instead of 1 2 2 1? Am I misunderstood something?
•  » » .....where ai is the (index) number of (the) subsequence, the i-th character of s belongs to.Even if it wasn't clear to you, it was kinda obvious :)
•  » » Actually here, all the characters(0 or 1) are belong to exactly one sub-sequence. So, from your point of view the result should always be 1 1 1 1... right? But no, actually here it's meant that if there are n sub-sequences, number them from 1 to n. then print which character belongs to which sub-sequence. For example: 4 0011 has 2 valid sub-sequences, let number them as 1st sub-sequence and 2nd sequence. So let first 0 is belong to 1st sub-sequence, then 2nd 0 should obviously belong to 2nd sub-sequence. Now, first 1 can either be belong to 1st sub-sequence or 2nd, and the last 1 would be in the alternate sub-sequence. So result can either be 1 2 2 1 or 1 2 1 2 or 2 1 1 2 or 2 1 2 1. I think you have got this now, right?
•  » » » i still dont get it,can you explain more please.How about the case: 5 00100
 » Regarding problem F, I can't figure out how does it mean. The first example↓, why the output is 3? In my understanding, it should be 1, because only (2,3) or (2,4) can be chosen. Otherwise, we will have the intersecting, ex: (2,4) & (2,3) have intersecting.  input: 4 1 5 2 4 2 3 3 4 output: 3  Is there anyone can help? THANKS.
•  » » Your task is to choose the maximum by size (the number of segments) subset of the given set of segments such that each pair of segments in this subset either non-intersecting or one of them lies inside the other one.what does this statement mean? so confused. ><
 » This test in E1 problem 10 28 8 2 8 5 1 4 6 1 10 10 2 7 7 2 1 9 2 1 2 1 5 4 1 9 3 2 5 Why output is 7 ?
•  » » 10 28 8 2 8 5 1 4 6 1 10 10 2 7 7 2 1 9 2 1 2 1 5 4 1 9 3 2 5
•  » » 10 28 8 2 8 5 1 4 6 1 10 10 2 7 7 2 1 9 2 1 2 1 5 4 1 9 3 2 5 Sorry i dont know how to end line :((
•  » » » 9 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   Can someone please explain how the answer for this test case is 7 instead of 8??The methodology I seem to get is :- edge 1-2 edge 6-1 edge 1-2 edge 1-4 edge 2-8 edge 2-10 edge 1-6 edge 2-3 Can someone explain as to how is it possible to do any better than this ? Thanks in advance!
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   Can Anyone explain the proof of solution D? I didn't get the proof given in the editorial.
 » Can anyone tell will this work in E2?? In E2 can we maintain two multisets ,say one for overall costs and second only for edges with cost 1.Now we proceed similarly to E1 ,when we will encounter a edge with cost one we will simply include that in answer and continue. If we encounter a edge with cost two ,we will check for best two edges with cost 1 ,if we get better result than the cost 2 edge we will include thiese two otherwise cost 2 will only be taken.
•  » » I think it will work. I am applying same thing but storing only edge with cost 1 in priority_queue and cost 2 in other priority_queue.
•  » » Yes, It worked.
 » RIP C :(
 » I am using a simple greedy approach of adding the new 0/1 to which it is eligible. If not possible, I create a new one. But still it showing WA on test set 2. link to my code. Can some body give me the testcases where it is failing?
•  » » Try this input: 1 8 11010011 Correct output: 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 Your output: 3 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 3 
 » Can somebody tell me a test-case where my solution for D fails ? Link to solution : — https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89049595
•  » » Try this input: 1 12 110110001010 Correct output: 3 1 2 1 1 3 2 1 3 2 2 1 1 Your output: 4 1 2 1 1 4 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 
•  » » I'm just trying to help. pks18 and Greatest789, in such cases, where you want to find a test case, you can use stress testing with an AC solution. Take a look at this blog
•  » » » 9 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   Can explain what is wrong in this prob-D I am getting wrong on (tc 70) of 2 test case:- https://ideone.com/yXMA6y
•  » » » » a4aakash Check the test case I provided above. Your solution fails for that test case.
•  » » » » » Thanks I made it too complicated.
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   Since yesterday I have been reading the question incorrectly. Until I saw the tutorial, I thought it was like that"Find minimum numbers of moves such that sum of weights of paths from root to every leaf is less then or equal S"Suppose root is a and leaves are x and y. Distance from a to x is p and a to y is q. p and q should be less then or equal to S but p+q can be greater then S. Example5 501 3 1001 5 102 3 1235 4 55ans is 7By the way, how to solve this?
 » Hey can anyone please tell me why my 89058052 solution is failing. My dp[i] denotes the maximum number of segments that can you can take if you consider i as the complete segment and take all the segments below it. I have myself appended one segment [1,200000] which is the min L and max R possible. My answer for test case 2 is coming to be greater than number of segments. I guess my approach is correct but can anyone please tell me where my segments is getting counted twice. I am not able to figure it out but on smaller cases it is working fine.
 » Didn't quite get the tutorial for C, Can anyone please explain?
•  » » As the number of people of participants $n$ is very small ($n \leq 50$), you can actually pass an $\mathcal{O}(n^2)$ solution. First find out all possible sums the pairs can make. You can use a set to get rid of duplicate sums. Now that we've got all possible unique sums, loop through each unique sum and find out how many pairs can participate for this sum. Update the maximum possible pairs variable each time you get a better answer.Link to my submission: 88996307
 » Can someone explain what's wrong with my code? (Problem E1)https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89052647
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   I had used a max heap instead of ordered set but my approach was the same as that of the editorial. My solution gave TLE in Test 5.Is heap slower than set or did I do something wrong? Soln. Link: https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89023880
•  » » 9 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   Heaps are actually faster then sets, your solution is giving TLE, as you are passing graph(vector g) by value, which increases the time complexity. Pass Graph(vector g) by reference or make it a global variable.
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   Are the ratings not updated yet.
 » can someone help me with 89027795 . I got TLE on test case 16 while in custom invocation its showing only 30 ms as well in my pc .
 » Task D — Why during the round I got AC and now realized that I had TML. 89038796
 » I have a very different solution to E2 (no binary search, only linear DP). You can read about it here: SolutionI can try to explain and prove my solution ^_^Let's define impact of an edge as $(w-\left\lfloor\frac{w}{2}\right\rfloor)*l$, where $w$ is the current weight of that edge, and $l$ is the number of leaves in the subtree of that edge. So w occurs in sum $l$ times.Now let's find out, after performing, say, $i$ moves on edges with $c==1$ and $c==2$, the maximum sum of impact we can obtain. The resultant sum obviously decreases by sum of impact.Now, we do dp. $dp[i].first=max(dp[i−1].first+b1[dp[i−1].second.first+1],dp[i−2].first+b2[dp[i−2].second.second+1)$ where, $dp[i]=$ {maximum sum of impact for cost $i$, {number of moves with $c==1$ type edges, number of moves with $c==2$ type edges}}$b1[j]=$ maximum sum of impact with $j$ moves of $c==1$ type. Similar for $b2[j]$.Now an insight: The number of moves is bounded above by $nlog(nWmax)≤50n$ for the given constraints.So now we can just do linear search and output the answer just when sum$−dp[i].first$ becomes less than or equal to $S$.Even though DP relation is intuitive, here is the proof:Obviously, the Unable to parse markup [type=CF_MATHJAX] or $2$ type, so we max over those. Now, lets say for $1$ type, we do not take the $(dp[j−1].second.first+1)^{th}$ $1$-type move:UPD: A part of the previous proof was wrong. Here is the complete correct proof for the DP recurrence.Structure theorem: Let number of $1$ and $2$-type moves $(n1[i],n2[i])$. Then for adjacent elements$|n1[i]−n1[i−1]|≤1$$0<=n2[i]−n2[i−1]<=1$ (can be proved by easy induction)From here, we can easily compare the optimal solution and the solution of our DP+Greedy.
 » can someone tell me the testcase where my code is failing for E1well it is failing at 22nd case of 2nd pretest but it is not visible so please help me out
•  » » Heyy, you need to use a custom comparator in your priority queue so that your top element is always the one that results in max decrease in the sum.class Compare { public: bool operator() (pair a, pair b) { int x = a.second/2; int y = b.second/2; return a.first * (a.second - x) < b.first * (b.second - y); } }; Here the 1st element of the pair is the no of leaves and the 2nd element is the weight.
•  » » » thank you very much for clearing it out
 » 89044753 Problem D (Python solution) My solution was giving time limit exceeded in test case 4. However, by the looks of it, my solution is of Order(n). Can someone please tell why did the time limit exceed?
 » hello everyone!Solutions of C given is in O(n^2). This can question can be solved in better complexity? If you have any idea suggest
•  » » No, I don't think so. We positively need to iterate over all possible values of sum, and for each sum, we need to find how many groups we can make. And after that, we'll find the maximum number of teams. So, the order has to be O(n^2).
 » how to install c++17 in local computer
•  » » If you're in Linux and you have the appropriate GCC version (>5), you can just use the flag -stdc++=17 to use c++17.
•  » » » no i'm a window user
•  » » » » Install a higher version of Mingw on windows. The lower versions don't support C++17.
 » For Problem F, why the following greedy algorithm is not correct (WA on test 2): For every segment, calculate the number of trouble it makes to others (i.e. the number of segment that it intersects with) sort descendingly by trouble while !(everyone's trouble == 0) remove the segment that caused most trouble answer equal to the number of remaining segments
 » problem D why my submission giving sometimes TLE and sometimes WA. https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89094614
•  » » in : 1 5 00100 out : 2 1 2 1 1 2 you can see this test case says it all. 2 set was starting from 0 and your code is giving the next element as 0 also in the second subsequence.
•  » » » yup I got it thanks
 » here is an alternative solution to problem C, simple brute force for all possible s, and then using 2sum to calculate. #include #include #include using namespace std; int main () { ios_base::sync_with_stdio(false); cin.tie(NULL); int tt; cin >> tt; while (tt--) { int N; cin >> N; vector A(N); for (int i = 0; i < N; i++) cin >> A[i]; int ans = 0; sort(A.begin(), A.end()); for (int k = 2; k <= N * 2; k++) { int i = 0, j = N - 1; int tans = 0; while (i < j) { if (A[i] + A[j] < k) i ++; else if (A[i] + A[j] > k) j --; else { tans ++; i ++; j--; } } ans = max (tans, ans); } cout << ans << '\n'; } return 0; } 
 » vovuh Can you look into my submission where it is giving WA or can you provide me a test case where it is failed?
 » Easiest DIV3 Ever
•  » » Yes easiest when you cheat and your solution gets skipped ;)
•  » » » Nice reply LoL.
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   For Problem E1 testcase 1 10 23 8 7 5 2 1 9 10 5 6 6 5 9 5 3 5 3 2 2 4 3 8 7 6 2 9 8 7 How does this can be done in just 12 steps, My solution divided following edges: total edge Value of particular edge(Column 1) no. of Leaves of going through that edge(COLUMN 2) Total Sum of paths(COLUMN 3) Number of steps(COLUMN 4) 80 27 3 65 -1 12 3 59 -2 10 2 53 -3 9 1 48 -4 8 1 44 -5 7 1 40 -6 6 3 37 -7 6 3 34 -8 6 1 31 -9- 5 1 28 -10 4 2 26 -11 4 1 24 -12 4 1 22 -13 Total steps= 13 given answer=12
•  » » Maybe you are not taking the difference as the factor to decide which edge should be halved first.
 » Sorry if this is a stupid question, but can anyone tell me if my method of finding leaves is incorrect. I am just trying out all those elements whose adj[u].size()==1 Here is my function input, and check - vector adj(n+1); for(int i=0; i>v>>u>>w; adj[v].pb(u); adj[u].pb(v); } for(int i=1; i<=n; i++) { if(i!=1&&adj[i].size()==1) { leaves.pb(i); } }
•  » » yes,it is correct for finding leaves node.
•  » » For n=2, it will consider both the vertices as leaves. In fact, for any tree where the root has only 1 degree will have it as a leaf. Ask yourself if that's what you really want or whether this makes a problem in your implementation (whatever you want to do with the leaves). You can start from 2 as you know that 1 is root. But yes, other than this corner case, your logic is ok.
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   Can anyone explain what is wrong in this prob-D I am getting wrong on (tc 70) of 2 test case:- https://ideone.com/yXMA6y
•  » » Same problem. I am getting answer as 4. While the jury's answer is 3. https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89116568
•  » » » I made that too complicated AC this one https://ideone.com/opM2RL
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   I understood the editorial of problem D and implemented it correctly here https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89125066 but can anyone explain me intuition and though process that led to this approach? Thank You.
•  » » that's code for D and you are asking for C..?
•  » » » I am sorry I meant D only.
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   Can someone tell me what's wrong with this solution (Problem E1)(java)? I am getting Wrong answer on test 10 https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89125495
 » https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89046591 What is wrong in my approach..the problem states to print any one of the answers In first case 0011 the answer can also be 1 2 1 2 which was not accepted as a solution
•  » » The output format is wrong. You need to print the minimum number of subsequences.
 » If anyone need detail explanation for D Here
 » The time limit for D is 2s, so can O(N^2) solution work for D? My solution for D
•  » » Im pretty sure my code will pass all test cases if not due to TLE.
•  » » No, O(n^2) would work if n was around 10^3.
•  » » » But the time limit for D is 2s, so shouldn't the cap be 10^10 approx?
•  » » » » Not at all. Your logic is correct if 2*(10^5) = 10^10 . lol
 » Can someone explain the meaning of this line of code given in the solution code for problem D. What is auto [to,id]? Are we iterating over pairs corresponding to g[v]? for (auto [to, id] : g[v]) { if (id == p) continue; dfs(to, id); if (p != -1) cnt[p] += cnt[id]; }
•  » » Yes, we are iterating over pairs corresponding to g[v].
»
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Rev. 3

I couldn't solve C because I was searching for the value of S rest of the time but I wrote my algorithm well...I didn't read the limit of the problem constraints well and feeling bad about it when it was accepted after just adding an extra loop now.....

# include <bits/stdc++.h>

using namespace std; typedef long long ll; typedef vector vi; typedef deque di; typedef pair<int,int> pi;

# define FOR(i,a,b) for(ll i=a;i<b;i++)

int main() { //freopen("contest.txt","r",stdin); //freopen("contest.txt","w",stdout); IOS ll t,n; cin>>t; while(t--) { cin>>n; ll a[n]; FOR(i,0,n) { cin>>a[i]; } sort(a,a+n); ll sum=0; ll best=-1; for(int index=2;index<=2*n;index++){ ll l=0,r=n-1; while(r>l) { if((a[l]+a[r])>index) r--; else if((a[l]+a[r])<index) l++; else { sum+=1; l++;r--; }

}  best=max(best,sum);
sum=0;
}
cout<<best<<endl;
}

return 0;

}

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•  » » In a fair world you would have got 100 extra penalty for bad formatting.
•  » » » 9 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   Actually after pasting the code the fonts have changed like that along with the spaces and lines.Why is my format not good?
•  » » » » There are several options. Above the editor box there are some symbols, click them. A useful one is called "Spoiler", another one "Block". This is a spoilerInitially hidden text. One can use formatting here, too. cool code ... blah 
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   In problem 1399C - Boats Competition, the valid range for the smallest distinct weight $i$, where $i < s-i$, could have been written as $[\max(1,s-n),\lfloor\frac{s+1}{2}\rfloor-1]$. 89178688
 » Why am I getting WA on TC5 of E1 only by the difference of 1 value in ans? I can't figure it out. My-Solution
 » please explain the tutorial of c question , Unable to understand thanks in advance
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   E2: Can you tell me what is wrong with this approach? https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89102936Like E1 i just used priority queue to sort on basis of difference per unit cost but giving wrong answer on test case 21. I tried even converting to double but that also didn't worked https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89103434 vovuh SecondThread
 » In question E1: Why dividing the max w[i]*cnt[i] does not work?
•  » » hey firstly nice thinking, but it will give incorrect output as we are not just dividing weight but also finding its floor.here is an example.Lets w=2, cnt=11 , and w=5 , cnt=4;according to your approach: (2*11)-22/2=11, (5*4)-20/2=10 , as first one is greater therefore we will use it.But actually:w[i]*cnt[i]- floor(w[i]/2)*cnt[i] =>(2*11)-(1*11)=11, (5*4)-(2*4)=12here actually second one is greater. hopefully you understand, and got the point.
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   if my code was passed during the contest how can u give tle later? i knew a different method with sets which would have passed but u gave me AC which should have stayed as it is. giving WA after the hacking period is totally ok but TLE is not pls look into it
 » TLE on E1 for test case 2! trying to figure out for more than an hour! Please help Solution E1
 » i just cannot understand any problem after B. Can Someone help me with C first
 » Initially I got TLE in E1, after long long(hehe) search it turned out that I was(by mistake) using pair instead of pair in my PQ and looks like it's responsible for a huge runtime increase(900ms vs TLE). Is just type conversion responsible for this?AC: 89159051TLE: 89159067only difference between these two is PQ data type
•  » » Hint: 89162649 is your submission resubmited with an assert. Can you see what the problem is?
•  » » » Thanks for response,I can now see that 0's coming out of PQ are resulting in TLE but I'm not sure whether it's a coincidence that they are 0's and not some random negative numbers as is usually the case with overflows.
•  » » » » Hint: 89166892Try to guess why the 0's are coming. Experiment.
•  » » » » » so I guess the case is negative numbers land in PQ, largest of them gets divided and eventually reaches 0. I was trying to test if that's the case earlier but turns out i was testing it in a wrong way. Also a bit surprised that judge didn't say anything about overflow.Thanks for letting me know about assert, from now on I'll be using it to test my solutions.
 » Can anyone explain the dfs for the problem E1 in the editorial? void dfs(int v, int p = -1) { if (g[v].size() == 1) cnt[p] = 1; for (auto [to, id] : g[v]) { if (id == p) continue; dfs(to, id); if (p != -1) cnt[p] += cnt[id]; } } 
•  » » It is dfs implementation to find the number of leaf nodes in a sub-tree.
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89179360For problem D, can anyone please explain to me why am I getting TLE on the 18th test case which is similar to the passed 15th to 17th test case?
 » Can anyone help how can I optimize my code so that it doesn't time out
•  » » while clearing the leaf,vis and adj don't iterate 0 to 100005 , iterate 0 to n+1
•  » » » Thanks my solution got accepted after using your approach. But can you tell why this was happening?
•  » » » » Here is the explanation, In the question, it is written that "**It is guaranteed that the sum of n does not exceed 10^5 (∑n≤10^5).**"Let's consider a case when t=2*10^4. Here if you iterate leaf, vis, adj 0 to 100005 in each test. Then total iterations will be (2*10^4)*(100005) ~=10^9 which will give TLE.
•  » » » » » 9 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   Can you explain that time limit given in each question is for each test case or bunch of test cases in the input? I'm confused about this. And If the time limit is x sec then how many operations should be performed so that it doesn't give tle
•  » » » » » » It means your total no. of operations in one test case will not exceed the given time. And no. of operations in O(n) in c++ is around 10^7 and its very language to language.
•  » » » » » » » One test case or one test?
•  » » » » » » » » one test case
•  » » » » » » » » » Afaik it should be on test. The time limit given at the beginning of each question is for a test
•  » » » » » » » » » Yes, it is right. But what you want to say according to one test and one test case. Please clarify.
•  » » » » » » » » » I guess the hiearchy is one test encapusulates many test cases
•  » » » » » » » » » Ya,and i am talking about that test case.
 » https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89008436https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89004679Both the submissions were done during the contest and they are exactly same..A void statement : if(0) { cout<<"knvlknlks"; } was wisely added everywhere by one contestant to overcome plagiarism, rest all the code is same .Kindly look into it MikeMirzayanov sir
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   For problem E1, I was using a priority queue for greedily picking the edges and getting WA on test case 2 with the comparator comp_wrong. Changing the ordering criteria to comp_right helped me get an AC. Any idea why the two conditions in the return statement aren't equivalent. "cnt" and "w" follow the same definition as the editorial.typedef pair pii;struct comp_right { bool operator()(pii p1,pii p2) { int v1 = p1.F, v2 = p2.F; int w1 = p1.S , w2 = p2.S; return (cnt[v1]*(w1-w1/2))<(cnt[v2]*(w2-w2/2)); } };struct comp_wrong { bool operator()(pii p1,pii p2) { int v1 = p1.F, v2 = p2.F; int w1 = p1.S , w2 = p2.S; return (cnt[v1]*w1)<(cnt[v2]*w2); } };
 » Can D be solved without any extra space pos0 and pos1?
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   I think the time complexity in E1 and E2 needs checking. The heap (or any other container) in E1 has only $n$ elements, corresponding to all the nodes of the tree, and the loop runs $O(nlogw)$ times. So the complexity should be $O(nlogw logn)$. In E2, though, the heaps DO have $O(nlogw)$ elemnts, and they run $O(nlogw)$ times as above. So the complexity is $O(nlogw log(nlogw))$.When I started writing this comment, the complexity in E1 was wrong, E2 was correct. Now I see that E1 has been fixed, AND copied on E2 as well which made E2 incorrect. Am I missing something?
•  » » The current complexity for both problems is correct. You have a good explanation for E1, and the explanation of E2 is obvious too. We run the same simulation as in E1, which runs in $O(n \log{n} \log{w})$ (because the worst case is the same and it does not depend on edges costs) and then do two pointers on arrays, not heaps. These arrays really contain $O(n \log{n} \log{w})$ elements both but we process them in linear time of their length.
•  » » » Oops. I forgot about the 2 pointer part. I was just mimicing the E1 solution. Thanks.
 » In solution for problem F Yet Another Segments Subset if you modify the lineif(l>r) return dp[l][r];to if(l>r) return 0;and make it the first line of cal(int l,int r)then we will not need those ternary operators later on!!
 » Can someone tell me why 1LL was multiplied in the problem E1?
•  » » It is because cnt and w are int type while cur is long long. Therefore to convert int into long long it was done.
 » In problem F, each pair shouldn't intersect each other or lies inside the other one. if we have subset with two segment: [1,2] [2,2] What is the answer ? Because [1,2] and [2,2] has 2 as a common point (intersect). But [2,2] also lie in [1,2] as condition in the problem. Can someone explain more please ? 4 1 5 2 4 2 3 3 4 Why the answer is 3 ? What is the 3 pairs in this subset ?
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   nice editorial
 » We are assuming in E1 and E2 that the root node will always be 1, right?
•  » » Ok, it is mentioned in the question statement itself.
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 4 →   Can someone explain the editorial of problem F?? I am not able to understand the flow of transitions from the editorial. Why are we calculating calc(l+1,r) won't the segments in that range be covered in the second transition where we iterate over all r's for particular l??
 » Thanks a lot for great problems. Today, I learnt that vector.erase takes O(N) operations while vector.pop_back takes constant time. (from problem D)
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   Anyone getting TLE on 2nd testcase for E1 in java, with the same solution as in Editorial?89324099
 » Can anybody please explain 2nd testcase of E1? How is the answer 8? Shouldn't it be 6?Divide 1--3 by 2, 2 times to get 25 Divide 3--2 by 2, 3 times to get 15. Now the sum of weights from 1--> 2 <= 50Finally divide 5--4 by 2, once to get 27. Now the sum of weights from 1-->4 = 37. 6 operations in total? Appreciate if someone can point where I am wrong.
•  » » Actually, you need to have edge weights such that sum of all paths from root to leaves be <= S. Currently, you are just checking for single paths (path from root to one leaf).
•  » » » Thanks for your response. I got it.
 » Can someone please explain solution of question F? I am not able to understand it after so many tries.
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   Can someone point out why my code is failing in the testcase 5 for E1? 89381952. vovuh, I have followed the exact same approach like the one in the editorial. Please help.
 » Problem E2: In the 3rd test case of the input:2 1001 2 409 2Why is the answer "6"?For 1st coin, 409 -> 204 -> 102 ->51 . This takes 3 steps and similarly, 3 steps for the 2nd coin gives 51 and summing both give 102 which is greater than 100.Can anyone explain what am I missing?
 » Can someone help me reduce the time complexity of my solution for E1 89459854
 » Why is my solution using multisets giving tle(on test case 2) in problem E(easy version)?Using priority queues is NOT helpful either as it is giving tle on test case 5.
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 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 4 →   Can someone please help me with E1. I am getting TLE on testcase 5 and can't seem to understand why. Submission : https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89563460
•  » » UPD : Fixed it.
 » Does anyone have different approaches to problem D that goes is at most O(n) also? I couldn't think of any and had to follow the tutorial's strategy, but imo just felt that it is kinda difficult to come up with the tutorial's particular approach. Is it just me that I simply had to improve to that thinking or the tutorial strategy is indeed an unusual one and there are some simpler approaches?I did some naive approaches myself but it went TLE. Any help is appreciated, thanks!
 » What is the purpose of the line:cerr << cur << endl;In the solution of E1?
•  » » for debugging
 » I saw Geothermal got some memory issues because of using mapHe was not the only contestant!
 » For the problem 1399C ONE OF THE TEST CASE IS 4 4 4 4 4 SO MAXIMUM NUMBER TEAMS POSSIBLE SHOULD ACCORDING TO ME SHOULD BE 2 BUT JURY'S ANSWER IS 1 . CAN ANYBODY TELL ME WHY ? https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89996396
 » Help needed for E1Getting Runtime Error for #10 test case.https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/89999938
 » Hi! For problem E2, my idea is: for edges cost 2 coins, it should be more expensive than the edge with similar weight to it, but cost only 1 coin. So I tried to maintain a set, which contains {g(i) , i} , where g(i) = (3 — c[i]) * (w[i] * cnt[i] — w[i] / 2 * cnt[i]) , where 1 <= c[i] <= 2 , w[i] being the weight of the i-th edge, and cnt[i] being the number of leaves under the subtree of the i-th edge. What my code does is, whenever the current sum is greater than S, we should take the largest pair in the set, sum -= (w[top] * cnt[top] — w[i] / 2 * cnt[top]) and erase {g(top) , top} update w[top]:= w[top]/2, and re-insert {g(top) , top} into the set. After implementing this greedy, I failed at test case 21. I wonder why this greedy fails, if anyone happens to be able to give a counter-example to my approach, please let me know! My implementation: https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/90381838
•  » » I think I figured out. if we can finish in reduction of 3, but 2 * 2 > 3 * 1 this is the counter example
•  » » » Hi! Can you please explain what did you change in the code to get Accepted?
 » Can someone help me to find what's wrong in my code(I also provided a little bit explanation in the code) : 90432879
 » 1399D - Binary String To Subsequences 90442158 I tried the dp approach but shoes WA on second testcase. Can you tell me where i am going wrong ?
•  » » In the else statement you are directly making dp[i]=1 instead of checking weather you have inserted 1 or 0 last time.
•  » » » oh, okay thanks!
 » 9 months ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   [Solved]
 » https://codeforces.com/contest/1399/submission/93405575i got TLE on tc 6, but i thought it was O(N log N) , any one can tell me where's my fault
•  » » I'm pretty sure it has got to do with the use of erase(). A comment above mentioned this: if you have an array of n length and you erase at index 0, you will have to move all n-1 elements to the left by one. This is perhaps why there's TLE.
 » in question B if we first sort both arrays then apply the given operations for ex. in first test case after sorting 3 5 6 and 2 2 3 the min. operations become 5 instead of 6 isn't it min operations?
 » 4 weeks ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →