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By ch_egor, 12 days ago, translation, In English

Hi everybody,

This Tuesday there will be a Moscow programming competition for school students of grades from 6 to 9. This contest is prepared by Moscow Olympiad Scientific Committee that you may know by Moscow Open Olympiad, Moscow Team Olympiad and Metropolises Olympiad (rounds 327, 342, 345, 376, 401, 433, 441, 466, 469, 507, 516, 541, 545, 567, 583, 594, 622, 626, 657, 680).

Round will be held at Feb/23/2021 12:05 (Moscow time). You will be given 5 problems and 2 hours to solve them. Round will be rated for second division (rating below 2100). As usual, participants from the first division can participate in a contest out of competition.

Problems are prepared by grphil, Jatana, rip, Sehnsucht, DebNatkh, KiKoS, wrg0ababd, V--o_o--V, voidmax, meshanya, vintage_Vlad_Makeev under my supervision.

Thanks to adedalic for the round coordination, cdkrot and meshanya for statement translation, and also thanks for MikeMirzayanov for systems Codeforces and Polygon, which was used to prepare problems of this olympiad.

Also thanks to Noam527 for providing an additional problem that helped to create (I hope) a balanced problem set for the round.

Good luck everybody!

Due to the official competition source codes of other participants will not be available for an hour after the end of the round.

UPD1: Thanks to LHiC, awoo, ScarletS, adarsh7777, kassutta, raj_mehta_ for testing.

UPD2:

Scoring distribution: 500 — 1000 — 1500 — 2250 — 3000

UPD3: Editorial

UPD4: Winners!

Div. 2:

  1. InternetPerson10
  2. egor95123657
  3. hhhyyyfff
  4. xXx_KevinDu58_xXx
  5. Flying2021

Div. 1 + Div. 2:

  1. Um_nik
  2. qazswedx2
  3. 3.141592653
  4. BigBag
  5. InternetPerson10
 
 
 
 
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thanks for this round.

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The competition announcement should include a link to the competition: Codeforces Round #704 (Div. 2)

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I am curious: why do all these contests prepared by Moscow Olympiad Committee have unusual timing?

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    We need intersection between official contest and round because we want to prevent cheating from onsite participants.

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    Unusual...? It's the one time codeforces got the timing right in my opinion. If he'd only start two hours earlier, it would affect my performance a great deal. I'm getting used to the night owl style hours t hough, and but i'd appreciate more rounds like this to at least give me a chance to live a normal life...

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    because we have only 11:00

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Will the problem score distribution be announced for this round (since there is an official competition as well)?

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I believe it will be a wonderful round!

Hope all of us can get good scores!

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Notice the Unsual Timing.

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For me living in China ,the timing is so good.

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    Same for Indian Subcontinent as well!

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      No, it's normally at night for us at just 8pm, this one will be just after afternoon which are slump hours.

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    Yeah!No need to stay up late!

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It will be a wonderful contest. Best wishes!

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As a Chinese coder, I'm surprised to find out it's a good time for me to participate in the contest, normally for join the contest in Codeforces, I have to stay up late.

I'm looking forward to solving the problems, it'll be another chance for me to challange and improve myself. Stay Cheeki Breeki!

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ok sorry for that.

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    No it can't, they need to conduct it along with the actual olympiad to prevent cheating.

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Note: Unusual time

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Unusual timing = less competition

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One of my friends is interested in setting up a round. Does anyone know typically how much time it takes for the entire process (proposal of the round to the hosting of round)?

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Hoping to get scoring distribution as early as possible

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You guys(Russian school kids) do train hard regularly.. Nice going .. Hope to see similar things in my country too.

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So no interactive huh!:)

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Notice the unusual time !! Looking forward for a good contest

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I sense chaos

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I am curious: why do all these contests prepared by Moscow Olympiad Committee have unusual timing?

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Even though we have quit our music career, we will continue to give contests on Codeforces.

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Please share score distribution too

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It hurts...

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hope green delta for all

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This timing is so much better for me. Afternoons are usually slow, this can give a nice touch. All the best to all.

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I hope my rank and rating will be increase in this contest :)

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I missed the time :(

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Are program running from a long time or my internet issues?

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Gosh, such a trash performance by me RIP, very nice problemset however.

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Is C DP or greedy?

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    answer is just lastoccurence[t[i+1]]-firstoccurence[t[i]] . but find occurence as if you take this s[i] there is one beautiful sequence. see my code for find first and last occurence :(

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      except lastoccurence[t[i+1]] depends on the lastoccurence[t[i+2]] so you need to technically check the last occurence that does end up in a valid subsequence

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      I also did the same but WA on test 5

      108271134

      Can you please help me what I did wrong ??

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      it is not, consider testcase

      5 3
      aaaaa
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      ans==3, but your simple formular gives 4

      A more correct solution find the leftmost possible subeq of t[] in s[], and the rightmost one. Then ans is the max of the diff in all positions in left and right.

      Edit: Changed to reflect that ans==3, not 2.

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        hey, can u please elaborate on how the answer is 2?

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          We can choose the indexes of the subseq as 1,4,5, then ans==3.

          You are right, it is not 2. But the point is that it is also not 4.

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      Did same but wrong on Tc-5 my_submission

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      I shouldn't have thought as min and max(It does not validate the sequence) smh.

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      it's $$$max(postfix[m-i]-prefix[i])$$$ where $$$postfix[i]=$$$ largest index $$$j$$$ s.t. $$$s[j..n]$$$ contains $$$t[i..n]$$$ as a subsequence. and $$$prefix[i]= $$$least index $$$j$$$ s.t. $$$s[1..j]$$$ contains $$$t[1,,i]$$$ as a subsequence.

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Now i found observation for D but sadly 2minutes left :'(

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How to solve D ? :(

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    I think maximum $$$k$$$ is obtained for something like $$$a = 11111000$$$, $$$b = 10111001$$$. I may be wrong. But this seems to work. We can then shift bits in $$$b$$$ to get all smaller values.

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    we can get k ones if we subtract 2^0 from 2^k.

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      Or we can get the same if we subtract 2^(k) — 1 from 2^(k + 1) — 2.

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        yes, this is the one I forgot to handle during contest

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    first observe it, 1 -> 1 and 0 -> 0 results in 0, only you can use 0 -> 1 or 1 ->0 to have one.

    secondly, if you form a pattern like this -> 111000 011001 from this pattern you can have (one + zero -1) number of 1 as k. Now think a bit more about it. Hope you'll find the answer.

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      if you can't still find the answer then think of it,

      10
      01
      

      if you put same bit inside those like this,

      111000
      011001
      

      then all of them will contribute in the answer except the first one. Now try rest by yourself.

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        Thank you dada. A good and tricky question for upsolve :D

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How to solve E?

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    How to solve world hunger?

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    Due to the official competition source codes of other participants will not be available for an hour after the end of the round

    I guess the official contest is still running, We should not discuss the solutions now.

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What was famous hack in problem D?

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    I didnt passed D but maybe 0 1 0

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    forgetting to check for a = 0 (that's what I found in my room)

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Can Anyone tell me pretest 18 of the D of this contest

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Hacks,hacks everywhere!!!

Case 1
Case 2
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    I got the expected output for your testcases but still failed pretest

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      Do you mean test 8?

      A test like pretest 8
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        I passed this one as well , I got wrong answer on pretest 18 :(

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    I miss the first one rip

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    I missed these cases :'(

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    Why pretests not including those cases? Seems wee need to handle them separately.

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    $$$"YES"$$$ and $$$"Yes"$$$, are different I think

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Editorial!!!!!!

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Almost missed this round. UNUSUAL TIMING (: Started 5 minutes late with the fastest heartbeat ever.

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    And then killed the round like anything XD

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      You can say nothing before the system testing is completed... my D failed lol. I feel like banging my head into a wall

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Can anyone help. Why this solution is wrong import java.util.*;

public class A {

public static void main(String[] args) {
    Scanner sc = new Scanner(System.in);
    StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
    int testCases = sc.nextInt();

    for (int t = 0; t < testCases; t++) {
        double p = sc.nextLong();
        long a = sc.nextLong();
        long b = sc.nextLong();
        long c = sc.nextLong();

        long ans = Long.MAX_VALUE;

        long temp = (long) Math.ceil(p / a);

        ans = Math.min(ans, (long) (temp * a - p));

        temp = (long) Math.ceil(p / b);

        ans = Math.min(ans, (long) (temp * b - p));

        temp = (long) Math.ceil(p / c);

        ans = Math.min(ans, (long) (temp * c - p));

        sb.append(ans).append("\n");

    }

    System.out.print(sb);
}

}

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    Calculating with large values and floating-point numbers gets imprecise, so for example the ceil might not give the correct value. Example

    Use integer ceil instead:

    ceil(a / (double)b) =
    (a - 1) / b + 1
    
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    it's better to use (a + b — 1) / b

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I tried to hack A with 99999999999999998 2 2 2 but got an invalid hack error

Validator 'validator.exe' returns exit code 3 [FAIL Expected int32, but "99999999999999998" found (stdin, line 1)]

even though, the problem clearly says p < 1e18

Someone from the authors, please clarify this?

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Wow I think Russian school students are much smarter than me :) BTW Nice problemset.

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Can anyone explain why my submission for E 108288547 have WA on pretest 27?

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how to do B i'm getting tle

edit: can we do it using bitset i've got the logic but not able to implement if someone has done it using bits please do share ur code

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B killed me today :(

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How sad it is when I got the observation for D so early but kept getting WA at pretest 8 around 1 hour and half :((

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    The most important observation in D is that there is a good chance of bad edgecases.

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      How do you know about the contest, sir, you didn't participate.

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        I did, but did not submit anything. I was horrible slow in A and decided to try B first. That went not much better, so I solved C. Then after D I again thought about submitting the solutions...but I think I could missed some edgecases in D and the big time panalty from ABC... so in the end nothing was submitted.

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    Try this

    1 4 3
    Yes
    11110
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    try this:

    1 1 1

    ans: No

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just now: hackforce

soon: FSTforce

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How to solve C???

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Why is everyone discussing solutions and hacks... The contest for the kids is still going on in Russia.. Let's just control our curiosity for an hour

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Due to the official competition source codes of other participants will not be available for an hour after the end of the round.

So maybe we shouldn't discuss anything about the contest especially the solutions and the hacks.

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Felt more of like a Div 2.5 contest. It was great !!!

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Thanks for the "strong" pretest of problem D!

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    Is that sarcasm ? Or they were really strong ? Above i see lot of people got hacked.

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      Yes, it is sarcasm. The pretest of D is very weak. These types of data aren't in the pretest :

      0 3 1
      
      0 1 0
      
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    Bloodshed incoming.

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In C .. why does the logic of setting max,min for each index (keeping in mind the neighbouring char's max,min index) fails on pretest 5. You can check my submission : https://codeforces.com/submissions/indresh_0903 Can anyone please help :/

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    Submission viewing is off for an hour ,as official contest is still going on

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    Notice the condition : $$$1≤p_1<p_2<…<p_m≤n$$$ .

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      Yeah it was taken into consideration while calculating possible max and min index for each t[i] .. for each index .. its max is < max of i+1 (with base condition of t[m-1] )and its min > min i-1 (with base condition of t[0]) if for a particular 'i' its min and i+1's max will give me the ans, then for all index >i+1 .. there max-es will be used

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        max and min doesn't guarantee the right sequence.

        for example,

        4 3
        aaba
        aab
        
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          im getting 1 as answer for this tc i guess its correct

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            It might work out for you. But, there would be some testcase where you calculated the difference of two illegal indices (i.e. these indices might not form a beautiful sequence) and set it as max.

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              Dude i have set max of index i strictly smaller than max of i+1 and min of index i strictly greater than min of i-1 .. so i dont think that would be an issue

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from math import ceil
 
t=int(input())
for _ in range(t):
    p,a,b,c=map(int,input().split())
    print(min(ceil(p/a)*a-p,ceil(p/b)*b-p,ceil(p/c)*c-p))

Why is this wrong for A?

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Guys did anyone else have this problem? When I sent a solution it said that I had already sent that solution but I was sending it first time. I did anything possible but it always said that I had already sent that solution.

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Was D having a simple idea to trigger 1s in result starting from a pattern like

1 1 1 0 0 0

0 1 1 0 0 1.

Triggering flood of ones from right at 0,1 pair and stopping at 1,0 pair.

I didn't participated but just pondering over the idea.

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    That is.

    Also, you can only produce 1s in that way since you have to use the same amount of 0s and 1s in x and y.

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    well i too thought of this idea first , then i came to know that leading zeroes are not allowed in string x and y

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This gives me RE on pretest 5

RE

whereas this gets AC on pretest

AC

I have changed only this much part of the code and nothing else. Someone please help me out in debugging the error.

UPD: I got the mistake I was doing. Thank you all.

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@Admin/@MikeMirzaynov, if a person participates in a contest, why is it that that person is not allowed to make another submission until the system testing concludes? (Obviously I'm not asking you to count submissions after contest gets over) It has happened very often that I don't get a problem within the contest time bounds but do have a solution immediately after the contest gets over — and I have to wait for a while before my submission can be evaluated (because system testing is running) — Its bad enough that I wasn't able to solve it within the bounds, worse still that I can't check if my code is right or not when I finish it. Request you to look into it if possible...

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    The answer is pretty obvious if you think, they want all their server power to be focussed upon system testing, so that they can be finished as fast as possible with the limited server power that they have.. The eagerness to know our solution's verdict has to be sacrificed a bit for this.. Tough world xD

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      But anyone can still submit concluded contest problems — server gets used for that also no? I think your logic breaks because of that...

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        Yeah we can but at any given time people solving past contest problems is small as compared to people who keep on trying to solve the just finished contest's problem because of the Eagerness+Excitement Syndrome I guess.. So that's my line of reasoning for the scheme of things

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Why was there sudden change in timings ? My midsems are approaching and had to miss 2 classes, nevermind tho, the contest was worth it. Sincere request to not change timings, old timings were perfect.

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How to solve C using dp?

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    I solved using DP but got a memory limit exceeded on the pretest 5

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    2D DP is out of question because of the constraints and 1D DP is just another way of expressing the same logic of solution that most of us have used to solve it... I think at beginner's level many of us use DP or DP like solutions without being aware of it

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In this contest's standings, there was no delta (rating change) column.

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Is there any solution for E using graphs??

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Thanks for the round though the pretests are a bit too weak...

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good contest

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Is this round "FSTForces" ?

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Fst forces

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testcases on A are wrong plz fix them!

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Poor pretest for D :(

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codefst

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Believe it or not, I believe that today's round is just for hackers...(At least D)

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Some very weak pretests for D (:

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I want to know who makes problem D's data?

At least 400 coders failed system tests on this problem :)

(include me).

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Thanks for the strong pretests! Love pretest producer!

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Is this submission for A hackable? He used ceil and float when numbers are as big as 1e18. I got cases which fail in g++14 and couldn't find a hack case since he submitted in g++17

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qwq oh noooooooooooo!thanks for pretest!!!

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Good Guy! case for a=0 not in the pretest. Fst so many people.

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Nobody:
Codeforces even after the systest: You're contestant.

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Why I am not able to submit my code after system testing is over?

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    It says "Contestant" instead of "Practice".

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This Round is quite hard for me. QwQ

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WHAT GOOD PRETESTS!!!!!!!! :(

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Love this pretest. Expert time uwu

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Corner cases should be included to the pretests...!!!

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rating update when???Waiting to be pupil

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Maybe the pretests of D are too weak...

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Maybe you should enhance the pretests carefully next time, otherwise people like me would be so sad to see their ratings fall...

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I think the pretests of Problem D are too WEAK, many possible datas are IGNORED.

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We're still unable to make any submissions post-contest. I believe, usually, we're allowed to submit immediately following the completion of system testing. Is there a reason that we still can't make submissions? I imagine there's a few people waiting to make corrected submissions following the large number of system test fails.

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May be there should be some rule like if 30% pretest passed submissions failed main tests, round becomes unrated.

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    Nah, official solutions are often tested very carefully to ensure that there is nothing wrong with them, especially when a problem is prepared for a major city-wide contest. If your solution fails system tests, it's safe to assume that it is wrong. Of course it can be the case that the official solution is wrong, but this has rarely happened in the past.

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thanks for this round.

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Why this contest is showing as unrated in my profile?

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Is this round Unrated ?

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I came for the contest and realized it was already over lol.

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why didnt my rating change it was rated right?

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To not keep you waiting, the ratings updated preliminarily. In a few hours, I will remove cheaters and update the ratings again!

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Thanks for this round.

But the pretests are a bit weak, and the problems are a bit easier than other Div.2? And I think five problems aren't enough for two hours. There are too many people solved out all the problems (even in the first hour) but failed on the system tests.

Hope there will be a better contest.

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    I think one should more focus on checking correctness of his/her code rather than submitting it fast.

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I missed this round due to time change, Well did virtual participation and the contest was LIT as always. Thanks, Authors

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Why can't I hack solutions anymore? The button is gone although it didn't pass 7 days.

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ll n, m; cin >> n >> m; string a, b; cin >> a >> b; vians; ll mx = -1e9; f(i, 0, m — 1) { char p = b[i]; char q = b[i + 1]; ll pos1 = a.find(b[i]); ll pos2 = a.find_last_of(b[i + 1]); ans.pb((pos2 — (pos1))); amax(mx, ans[i]); } // if (ans.size() > 0) { // ll anss = *max_element(all(ans)); // print(anss); // } print(mx);

can anyone tell what i am missing here? like i am finding left occurance of i and right occourance of i+1,,and taking max of them.

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I don't want to raise any negativity but submissions from LiM_256 and sawa855 are suspiciously similar. They can be found at number 614 and 617 in final "official" standings. Seems like, they tried to alter some code to get away. Obviously, I'm not mentioning them.

Spoiler

PS: I apologize if I bring out something incorrect.

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In problem B, i observed a pattern, keep on traversing when ever max is upadted reverse the array from last max indxex till now and in the end reverse whole array. But I donot know the proof of correctness. Can someone please explain.

Thanks in advance Here is link of my submission: Problem B:

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Hi, In problem A my solution was giving wa but I am not able to find reason for that. after that i changed my code, it got accepted. I am providing links of both , if anyone knows about this do reply. Accepted Wrong Answer

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    I am not sure but when i used both of your code for test case : 1 1000000000000000000 3 3 3 The "Accepted" one is giving -64 and "Wrong Answer" one 0 as answer, i think its most probably because of overflow or something like that, the correct answer should be 2 for this test case.

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      but when I multiplied in min func, then also integer overflow should happen

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    I think it's because ceil does not return an integer, which leads to floating precision issues. As mentioned many times above, try not to rely on ceil.

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      But on websites like geeksforgeeks, It is given that ceil returns an integer