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By bli0042, 6 years ago, In English,

How well should one perform consistently in Division 2 contests to move from blue to purple, and how well should one perform from there in Division 1 to get to orange? I would like to gauge how I'm doing in comparison to others as I move along.

Normally I would do this myself, but it's too hard to find it out from the raw match results so I was wondering if someone could answer from experience. :)

 
 
 
 
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6 years ago, # |
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Just take part in a couple more rounds in CF and you will see the dynamics yourself. Also you can see the history of contests, places and respective rating changes (for example mine )

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To my opinion there are 2 methods to become purple from blue:

1) Div 2 contest. You shoud take not more than 100-th place stable or one time not more than 30-35-th place.

2) Both divisions contest. I took part in consest for both divisions. In this kind of contest you can easily become purple or even yellow (example: DoubleB), but it's difficult to say the rank for purple.

If you want to become yellow you should take not more than 200-th place stable or one time not more than 150 ( in div 1 contest ). For red color you rank should be not more than 50 always ( in div 1 contest ).

It's my research on many people ratings. Sorry for my English.

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but instead of thinking how become purple or yellow, try solving the problems and learn more :)

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Another question you should consider is how to actually stay yellow or purple. It is very easy to go back from yellow to purple after one-time success and it's much much easier to become blue again after you managed to become purple because rating system's expectations seem to be very high for div.1 contestants.

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Thanks everyone for the help!

@shamir14: I've never been solving the problems for rating or anything, but I like to have a rough idea of where I am as I go along. :)

@marat.snowbear: Yeah, I have seen that happen on Topcoder also. I'd probably rather be the gradual success :P

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how i can change my color to green?

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    To change your rating color to green just solve ( Div-2 A) continuously and sometimes (Div-2 B) in contest.
    To do well in contest you can try virtual Participation in previous div-2 round. if you failed to solve that problem in virtual participation, you can try editorial later on to solve that problem.
    I believe after 10 or 15 such virtual participation you can easily solve Div-2 A or B in contest.

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    Congrats, you have even reached cyan not green! =D