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1541A - Pretty Permutations

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1541B - Pleasant Pairs

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1540A - Great Graphs

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1540B - Tree Array

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1540C2 - Converging Array (Hard Version)

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1540D - Inverse Inversions

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1540E - Tasty Dishes

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 » 5 weeks ago, # |   -66 PURPLECRAYON ORZ
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   -83 Damn, so orz round. PurpleCrayon orz
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   -51 yeah, amazing problemset, not speedforces at all :)
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 3 →   +35 LOL LostCoder16,even you didn't participate in the contest.
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   +21 I am curious, how many div2 testers solved D?
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   -8 like 2 ppl, it was hard for me
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Rev. 4   +121

#### Alternate solution to 1540D - Inverse Inversions

(Read the first nontrivial paragraph of the editorial before reading this alternate solution)

Let $p_r(k) = x$ denote that of the numbers $p(1), \ldots, p(r)$ in sorted order, $p(k)$ is equal to the $x$th of these numbers. We will take a decomposition strategy just as the editorial does, though our strategy will be different. We will divide $[1, n]$ into blocks of length $b$. For each block covering some interval $[l, r]$, we will store $p_r(k)$ for each $k \in [l, r]$ in sorted order.

This means that for any $k$, if we know $p_r(k)$ for some block $[l, r]$, then we can determine $p_{r'}(k)$ for the block $[l', r']$ immediately to the right by binary searching on the numbers stored for $[l', r']$. Therefore, we can perform queries in $O\left(\frac n b \lg b\right)$.

We now need to figure out updates. There are probably simple ways to perform updates in $O(b\lg b)$, but this yields an overall runtime of $O(q\sqrt n \lg n)$ which is too slow.

Therefore, we can instead store each block as a segment tree. For each range $[l, r]$ in the segment tree we store the same thing we store for the whole block: $p_r(k)$ for each $k \in [l, r]$ in sorted order.

We then have to quickly merge two intervals. We can merge two intervals of length $\lambda$ in $O(\lambda \lg \lambda)$ by doing binary search just as we did above, but this still only yields $O(b\lg b)$ update overall. However, these $\lambda$ binary searches can be optimized using two pointers to $O(\lambda)$, making the overall update $O(b)$.

We thus have $O\left(\frac n b \lg b\right)$ query and $O(b)$ update. Therefore, we can choose $b = \sqrt{n\lg n}$ to attain an overall runtime of $O\left(q\sqrt{n\lg n}\right)$ just as the editorial does.

Submission in Kotlin

Submission in C++

It is interesting to note that this solution is quite fast. At the time of writing this update, the C++ version is the fastest correct submission (and runs under 1 second!) and the Kotlin version is faster than the vast majority of submissions.

 » 5 weeks ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   +9 The 3rd hint for the second problem is same as that of the first problem, is it related or a mistake? UPD: it is corrected.
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   +22 speedforces.
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   -31 ORZ
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   0
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +1 Thank you, very well explained
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   +26 c was too easy, d was too hard. but d was very nice problem though.
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   +58 Paging ecnerwala to explain his solution to D1E if he'd like. It seems offline?
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +40 My solution is $O(K N^3 + QN)$. I just precomputed the coefficient of each $a_i$ for each prefix-range for each number of days since person $i$ becomes positive (only $1000$ possible days) in $O(N \cdot K \cdot N^2)$, and then summed up the appropriate ones to answer each query in $O(N)$. It's written in the offline style to use only $O(KN)$ memory at a time (grouped by $a_i$) instead of $O(KN^2)$.My passing submission is just $KN^3 / 6$ instead of the $KN^3$ I submitted in contest :'(If you guys wanted to prevent this, $K$ could've been much higher, like $1e18$.
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +19 :( I knew of this solution (it’s why ML is tight) but I didn’t realize that it could be done offline with small memory. Of course $K$ higher is obvious solution but main issue is that the extra modulos from binary exponentiation make it very hard to pass in Java without allowing other unoptimal solutions through such as precomputing inverses of the matrix. Probably $k=10^5$ would’ve been a better choice. Thanks.
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   0 Thanks for such an interesting contest;))
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   +17 Does Div2 D deserved to be D Problem? According to me it should've been Div2 E.
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   +11 I feel like such an idiot for not being able to understand problem C (Div2). For some reason I thought the nodes were connected like this — 1->2->3->....->N and that we had to minimise answer by adding other edges (of negative weight in case they dont give a negative cycle) to this graph.
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 But that's exactly what I did, and the final answer is the sum of the array — sum of all subarrays. 120611950
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   0 No, that's not what you did. To compute the answer via the method described above, you would have to compute how many elements are lesser than the current element at any given iteration and add them and also keep and their count using a Fenwick tree/ BIT. That's the incorrect approach though because sorting would be more optimal.
•  » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Sorry if I misunderstood things. mangat_angad only mentioned adding negative weighed edges to the 1->2->3->...N graph, which is what I thought to arrive at my solution. The array I mentioned is indeed sorted and formed by distance differences which are the weights in the 1->2->3->...N graph. Unfortunately I'm still too noob to understand the tree structures you mentioned.
•  » » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   -11 Nothing unfortunate about it, logic trumps everything
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   -8 Just want to apologize to authors for the stupidest question, I misread the task..
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 AC
 » 5 weeks ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   0 Thanks for the lovely contest (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤
 » 5 weeks ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   0 Can someone tell me the meaning of this line in problem Div2D/Div1B Note that, until reaching, l every possible process still has the same probability of reaching b before a. Therefore, we can assume that the process has reached l and calculate the probability from there. What same probability are they talking about?
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +20 Here's what it's trying to say:Suppose we start by marking the root. To mark a or b, we must first mark the lca, so we may assume that the lca has just been marked.
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 And what does this line mean? "The problem can be rephrased as having two stacks of size dist(l,a) and dist(l,b) with an arbitrary p to remove a node from one of the two stack (and 1−2p to nothing) and finding the probability that dist(l,b) reaches zero before dist(l,a)."
•  » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +5 Once you've reached the lca $l$, in a single step you either step closer to $a$, step closer to $b$, or step closer to neither.
•  » » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Can you add implementation for this problem please?
•  » » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 F[x][y]=F[x−1][y]+F[x][y−1]/2. Please explain this.
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 So, we mark lca first (of course). But why wouldn't it affect the final probability of reaching b before a? I mean, why is it sufficient to calculate the probability after marking lca?
•  » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +19 Before marking the lca, there is no way to make more progress towards $b$ than $a$ or vice versa. The subset of marked vertices also does not change the probability of moving towards $a$ or $b$ after reaching the lca because we're choosing uniformly at random and exactly two vertices are of interest.
•  » » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +10 Now I get it. Thank you.
 » 5 weeks ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   +30 So, my Solution for Div1 Problem B / Div2 Problem D / 1540B — Tree Array:Chose two Nodes $A$ and $B$ with $A>B$. First DFS: Find the path from $A$ to $B$. I call it $path_p$. On $path_p$ mark the distance to $B$ for each node. Second DFS: For each remaining node $N$ find the shortest path to $path_p$. It will hit it at some node of the $path_p$ which has some distance $D$ marked on it. We mark $N$ with $D$. (See comment below for image.)Calculation: For each node $N$ we can calculate $P_i$. $P_i$ is the probability to reach Node $B$ before we reach Node $A$. We sum $P_i$ for each node. $P_i$ is also the probability, that the pair of Nodes $A$ and $B$ with starting node $N$ will contribute to the inversion sum. Iteration: We need to repeat this for each pair $A$ and $B$. In the end we divide the answer by $n$, the amount of nodes (the probability to start with Node $N$). This algorithm is $O(N^3)$. See my Solution 120603369 How to calculate P_iI wrote myself a small helper DP-program to find the regularities. Let $D$ be the Distance between $A$ and $B$ and $d$ be the distance from the node $N$ to $B$. My educated guess was: $P_i=\frac{\sum_{i=0}^{d-1}\binom{D-1}{i} }{2^{D-1}}$ Helper ProgramIt checks for a path of some length for each Intervall $[A,B]$ which is already visited, what the probability to reach one node before the other is. #include using namespace std; int solve(int n) { vector> dp(n, vector(n, 0)); for(int i = 0; i < n; ++i) { dp[0][i] = 1; dp[i][n - 1] = 0; } dp[0][n - 1] = -1; for(int w = n; w >= 0; w--) { for(int i = 1; i + w < n - 1; i++) { int l = i; int r = w + i; dp[l][r] = 0.5 * (dp[l - 1][r] + dp[l][r + 1]); } } cout << n << "\n\n"; for(int i = 0; i < n; i++) { cout << dp[i][i]*(1<<(n-2)) << "\n"; } cout << "\n\n\n\n"; return 0; } //====================== // Technical stuff //====================== int main() { int ntest = 12; for(int test = 2; test < ntest; ++test) { solve(test); } return 0; } 
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Can you explain your solution in a little bit more detail? :')
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +12 Oof, I can give you an image, that shows how the distances from the two DFS are distributed on an example. You can see Nodes $A$ and $B$ and the numbers are the distances we write into the nodes. If you have specific questions about some steps go ahead and ask.
•  » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 what does the dp states mean in your helper program? I am unable to understand. Can you please explain?
•  » » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 You have Nodes $1$ through $N$, neighbouring IDs are connected. The state $dp[l][r]$ is the probability, that node $N$ will be reached before node $1$ with all the nodes $l$ through $r$ marked already. Obviously $dp[1][x]=0$ and $dp[x][N]=1$ ($dp[1][N]$ can't happen). The recurrence is $dp[l][r]=(dp[l-1][r]+dp[l][r+1])/2$
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   +1 I can't grasp the editorial of Div 2 D/ Div 1 B. Can somebody provide a more intuitive explanation?
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +3 same :(
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +25 Step 1. use linearity of expectation. The answer is $\sum_{a » 5 weeks ago, # | Rev. 2 -72 # include<bits/stdc++.h> using namespace std; int main(){ ios_base::sync_with_stdio(0); cin.tie(0); cout.tie(0); int t; cin >> t; while(t--){ int n; cin >> n; long long arr[n]; for(int i = 0; i < n; i++){ cin >> arr[i]; } long long cnt = 0; for(int i = 0; i < n — 1; i++){ for(int j = arr[i] — 2 — i; j < n; j += arr[i]){ if(j < 0 || j >= n) continue; else{ if((arr[i] * arr[j] == i + j + 2) && (j > i)) cnt++; } } } cout << cnt << "\n"; } return 0; } /* Accepted code A different approach using arrays (as I don't know what vectors are, haven't read that) I hope this is a optimal approach. Any suggestions related to this are whole-heartedly welcomed. Also, please guide me how could I have optimized the code to a much extent. Thanks in advance! Keep programming! */ •  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 → -35 . •  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | +11 Not studied yet, I'm still a beginner, but planning to start soon. Thanks for the guidance. •  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | +20 once upon a time, I also did problems while not know what vectors are. sad times :'( •  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | +29 There's no issue in not knowing vectors. Yes they are important I agree but not knowing vectors should not be discouraged. I became expert here without knowing anything about vectors plus he is a beginner so he shouldn't be discouraged like this. •  » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | +8 +1, I agree with you. Same I was expert last year solely using arrays •  » » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | -28 Bas kar bsdk kitna jhooth bolega •  » » » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | +3 Yash.Amin Could you please refrain from using foul language on educational discussions. Thanks •  » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | +11 Ah my bad, I did not want to come across as being arrogant, but I was genuinely confused that some people did not know vectors although they are using C++.  » 5 weeks ago, # | 0 Please add implementations too. •  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | +5 Simply running two loops and checking every case would give a TLE. So, we might want to minimize the number of operations. For this, we would only consider the cases where the sum of indices is a multiple of an element.For this, we would first create two loops, one within the other, first loop iterating i from 0 to (n — 1) with an incrementation of 1. By observation, we can see that the first index for which the sum of indices will be a multiple of arr[i] is (arr[i] — 2 — i).So, in the nested loop we will run j = (arr[i] — 2 — i) till (n — 1) with an incrementation of arr[i]. We would ignore the cases where j < 0 or j >= n.Finally, we need to check for how many cases this holds (arr[i] * arr[j] = i + j + 2 and j > i).Suggestions are welcomed! » 5 weeks ago, # | -64 # include<bits/stdc++.h> using namespace std; int main(){ ios_base::sync_with_stdio(0); cin.tie(0); cout.tie(0); int t; cin >> t; while(t--){ int n; cin >> n; long long arr[n]; for(int i = 0; i < n; i++){ cin >> arr[i]; } long long cnt = 0; for(int i = 0; i < n — 1; i++){ for(int j = arr[i] &mdash; 2 &mdash; i; j < n; j += arr[i]){ if(j < 0 || j >= n) continue; else{ if((arr[i] * arr[j] == i + j + 2) && (j > i)) cnt++; } } } cout << cnt << "\n"; } return 0; } /* Accepted code A different approach using arrays (as I don't know what vectors are, haven't read that) I hope this is a optimal approach. Any suggestions related to this are whole-heartedly welcomed. Also, please guide me how could I have optimized the code to a much extent. Thanks in advance! Keep programming! */ •  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | +17 Use spoilers for writing codes, please! •  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | +8 Actually, this is my first comment. Don't know much of this stuff as of now, but I'll surely take care of it the very next time. •  » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | 0 what problem is your code for •  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | +10 NICE CODESTYLE!!! •  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | 0 What is &mdash?Just curious to know as haven't seen it before. •  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | 0 I just copy pasted my code, and even I don't know where did it come from. •  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | 0 it is minus (-).  » 5 weeks ago, # | +24 Div2 B can also be done in O(NsqrtN). We know that for a given pair of indeces i+j < 2n, so any pair that a[i] * a[j] < 2n will have to have one of the two terms be <= sqrt(n) (with some off by one errors of course). So the algorithm is to store an array of pairs [array value, index] and sort that array by the value. If the array value is <= sqrt(2n) we can naively loop over the rest of the array in O(n) time and check (be careful about overcount), and if the value is > sqrt(n), we can ignore it. This works since when a[i] * a[j] < 2n one of a[i] or a[j] has to be <= sqrt(2n) and as a result, every pair will be counted. •  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | 0 I did the same, It was an easy and clean way to understand and implement too !! •  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | 0 i too tried this approach!!pretty less intuitive than ED's approach.  » 5 weeks ago, # | ← Rev. 2 → +13 I don't understand in div1 C why it's prefix of b, in the case i=3 we have$a_1+a_2+a_3=f_1+f_1+b_1+f_1+b_1+b_2$so$f_1=(ap_i-2b_1-b_2)$I believe the general formula is something in the taste of$f_1=(ap_i-ibp_{i-1}+bpt_{i-1})/i$where bpt_i=b_1+2b_2+...+ib_i, I think I miss somethingEdit: corrected  » 5 weeks ago, # | 0 Nice problems. thanks for almost fast editorial. •  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 3 → 0 Yes thanks for fast editorial :)  » 5 weeks ago, # | +2 is there anyone who can't even solve one question of today's contest ..  » 5 weeks ago, # | ← Rev. 2 → -6 Deleted :)  » 5 weeks ago, # | 0 Please explain div2c/div1a problem a little bit more. Thank you. •  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | 0 Try out this channel •  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | 0 It was helpful!  » 5 weeks ago, # | +6 I don't really understand the need for a recursive function for the stack emptying probabilities in 1540B - Tree Array. I mean given that you have a stack of size n and and m you can basically have an array of size n + m filled with 0s and 1s where 0 at the ith place means that the ith element was taken from the first stack. Any such array which has n 0s and m 1s correspond to one process and it's easy to see that whoever takes the last spot in the array gets emptied later which gives an easy way to calculate the probabilities. Namely$\binom{n + m - 1}{n - 1} / \binom{n + m}{n}$for the first and similar to the other. •  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | 0 If$m=2$and$n=1$, your approach gives$\frac{1}{3}$. The correct answer should be$\frac{1}{4}$. P/S: I'm also curious if there is any combinatoric approach for this,ijxjdjd •  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | 0 I would guess that there’s no easy closed form. You can evaluate in$O(n)$however by counting right up paths from$(a,0)$to$(x,y)$for all$a$and multiplying by$2^{-steps}$. •  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | +9 The problem with this is that all the possibilities are not equilikely, consider$m=2, n=1$and let$1$denote entries from the stack of size$n$. Then the probability of obtaining$100$is$1/2$, while obtaining$010$and$001$has a probability of$1/4$. Your approach assumes a uniform prior probability (in which case the answer is indeed$1/3$whereas here it is$1/4$which is the probability of getting$001$)  » 5 weeks ago, # | 0 Problem Div2C/Div1A, Plz somebody explain 3rd hint. I didn't get why this condition must be true The sum of the values of edges with positive weight must be ≥ the maximum value in the array. •  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | 0 I like to think about C this way: The cheapest node is the root, and the most expensive node, X, is the one with the highest value, D. Therefore no matter how we make our edges, we need at least 1 path from node to X with distance D. So let's build 1 single edge of positive weight from 1 to X with weight D.Now from node X, all other nodes are <= D. We can use negative edges to go there. Now the problem just becomes "assign as many negative edges as possible" to the rest of the nodes. •  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | 0 Understood, Thanks  » 5 weeks ago, # | 0 Problem B (Pleasant Pairs) is also solved using vector pair or map. I don't think the right approach of this question on the contest.  » 5 weeks ago, # | 0 In problem 1540B - Tree Array I agree with everything up to: Once l is reached, we now note that the probability that the process "gets closer" to b is always equal to the probability of getting closer to a. I agree with this quote if it was about each individual set of marked nodes and single step for them. Because for any individual set of marked nodes, those probabilities is just one over the number of options at the moment. But I don't understand why I should forget about everything else what happens with other parts of tree, because after single step which is neither towards a neither towards b, the number of options (nodes we can mark on next step) may change. •  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | +8 That is correct, but to see how it stays the same you can think of it inductively. Use strong induction and assume probability is the same no matter what the state of the tree is. Then from$(x,y)$you always have an equal probability of ending up in one of the two states you can transition to because$p$is always the same. Every scenario you enter one state, there’s another scenario with the same probability that enters the other state. So, the probability of entering one of the two states is the same as the other, thus$0.5$. Hopefully that makes things more clear. •  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 → 0 Oh thanks, it's clear now. So, base of induction is when only l reached, and we can show that probability to make step towards a and b is same because for each individual set you can go from l to b instead of going from l into a, using exactly same steps in between (those steps which doesn't change distances to a and b). And similar holds for next steps. •  » » » » 6 days ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 5 → -8 Can you explain this?Assume$X$is initially node we chose. Then define a function$g$:$g[a][b][STATE]$= probability to reach a before b while state of the tree we reach is$STATE$, and$a$,$b$is length of path.follow the image, I can see :$g[a][b][STATE_x] = \frac{1}{4} (g[a][b][STATE_d] + g[a][b][STATE_e] + g[a — 1][b][closer_a] + g[a][b — 1][closer_b])$It can easy see that the probability can change. Or I wrong in some where? •  » » » » » 5 days ago, # ^ | 0 I'll hide my long explanation under spoiler horrible wall of textTo put things into words, I want to define some things. First, suppose we marked some$s_1, s_2, s_3 ... s_k$vertices in exact this order. Then, let$P(s)$to be probability to mark them in this sequence. It can be decomposed into$P(s) = p_1 \cdot p_2 \cdot p_3 \cdot ... \cdot p_k$where$p_i = 1/o_{i-1}$where$o_i$is number of options at step$i$— number of opened vertices, except$p_0 = 1/n$, or$o_0 = n$.Then, let$l = LCA(a, b)$where$LCA$is lowest common ancestor. Then, let$x_v$to be some sort of 'cost'. For each$v$on path between$a$and$l$it will be distance to$l$, and$-1$everywhere else. Similarly, for each$v$on path between$b$and$l$let$y_v$to be distance to$l$and$-1$everywhere else. Let$ A(s) = \max\limits_{v\in s}x_v \\ B(s) = \max\limits_{v\in s}y_v $Then$A(s)$is equal to how far we reach$a$, and$B(s)$is equal to how far we reach$b$. Let say we are in situation$(A(s), B(s))$after marking$s$, and therefore situation is pair of numbers. Situation$(-1,-1)$corresponds that no vertex is marked on path from$a$to$b$. Situation$(0,0)$corresponds to only$l$marked on path from$a$to$b$. And situation$(1,0)$corresponds to$l$and single vertex towards$a$is marked.Finally, let say sequence of marks$s$reached state$(A(s), B(s))$if either$A(s) = x_{s_k}$or$B(s) = y_{s_k}$, in other words, last vertex is on path from$a$to$b$and it did change situation.Now, what we want to prove is following:$\sum\limits_{s\;reached\;(\alpha+1,\beta)} P(s) = \sum\limits_{s\;reached\;(\alpha,\beta+1)} P(s)$For some fixed$s_1$, which is root we chosen. And the way we prove it is that$s$that is reached$(\alpha+1,\beta)$consists of$u$that reached$(\alpha,\beta)$plus additional steps:$w$plus$s_k$. So$s = u..w..s_k$where$..$is concatenation. It's easy to see what none of vertices from$w$is on path from$a$to$b$. Also, it's easy to see that we could instead of choosing$s_k$could choose vertex$z$towards$b$, and it would have same probability. In other words$P(s) = P(u..w..z)$. And this$u..w..z$should reach state$(\alpha, \beta+1)$. So it should be in right side sum of our equation we want to prove.So, for any$s$from left sum, we can make$s'$from right sum in unique way, and it will have same$P(s) = P(s')$. Similarly, for any$s$from right sum, we can make$s'$from left sum in unique way, and it will have same$P(s) = P(s')$. So this is bijection, and each element from left sum corresponds to element from right sum with same value, so those sums should have same value. Therefore it's equality.Initially I wanted to trim$s$from$(\alpha+1,\beta)$to$(\alpha,\beta)$and show similar thing based on following sum:$\sum\limits_{s\;reached\;(\alpha,\beta)} P(s)$Which is probability to reach state$(\alpha, \beta)$, but luckily it didn't required. I'll use notation$P(reach(\alpha, \beta))$for this probability.Thing that is not covered though: why this equality can be translated into probability$= 1/2$? Well, from$(\alpha, \beta)$you eventually will reach either$(\alpha+1,\beta)$or$(\alpha,\beta+1)$, so you can see this as example of Law of total probability.$P(reach(\alpha, \beta)) = P(reach (\alpha+1, \beta)) + P(reach (\alpha, \beta+1))$, because events$(\alpha+1,\beta)$and$(\alpha,\beta+1)$are disjoint events given$(\alpha, \beta)$is reached. And we proved they have equal probability so$P(reach(\alpha, \beta)) = 2\cdot P(reach (\alpha+1, \beta))$, so$P(reach (\alpha+1, \beta)) = 1/2\cdot P(reach(\alpha, \beta))$which we actually use. •  » » » » » » 5 days ago, # ^ | 0 Oh, sorry, there is one missing part. We proved$P(reached(\alpha+1,\beta))=P(reached(\alpha,\beta+1))$given$(\alpha,\beta)$is reached, but this is actually what we need. This given condition is what I missed. Without given we could reach$(\alpha+1,\beta)$from reaching$(\alpha+1,\beta-1)$. •  » » » » » » » 4 days ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 5 → 0 Thanks for amz explain. I realize that I had some missunderstand in the way we calc$P(reach\ A\ before\ B)$This's exactly what in my mind one day ago: let$s = ...a...b...$where$a$and$b$is node$a$and node$b$, "$...$" mean some node between them which we chose them in exactly that order, or in other word,$s$is state represent what we chose (exact in this order) I think$P(reach\ A\ before\ B)$(or$P(A
•  » » » » » » » » 3 days ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   0 $P(A < B)$ in your terms is exactly what we need (if a = A and b = B).I don't understand last formula, everything else looks fine.And to find $P(A < B)$ we use fact above and calculate all possible ways to reach $a$ earlier than $b$ we use $(\alpha, \beta)$ states using my notation: you either get $\alpha$ equal to dist to $a$ when $\beta$ = 0, or $\beta$ = 1, or 2, or 3... $P(A < B) = \\ =\sum\limits_{i=0}^{dist(b,l)}P(reach(dist(a,l),i)\;given\; reached(dist(a,l)-1,i)) \\ = \sum\limits_{i=0}^{dist(b,l)}P(reached(dist(a,l)-1,i))\cdot \frac{1}{2}$Or you can rephrase task into other task with two kind of balls. What probability to remove all balls of one kind earlier than other, if you pick one or other kind of ball with probability 1/2.
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   0 Div2 D, O(N^4) solution 120623566
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 3 →   0 Your code really helps me a lot in debugging,thanks.By the way,it's weired that I get Wrong6 when I try to optimize to O(N^3*logN) by binary search on tree.I have tested my function on other online judge and my function seems to be correct.
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   0 problem C div 2 was quite tricky but interesting.
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   +5 Although Div.2 D is harder than ever, in my opinion, it's such a useful and excellent problem.
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   0 Is it usual for people to post solutions online during the contest like this channel? https://youtube.com/channel/UCIAiAwwbj9OLmbZehfc28OQ
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   0 Can anyone please explain why this submission 120562335 is failing for Div2 B? It would be a great help.
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +1 Bro you did not included the condition that i and j should be different i.e (i != j) because it is given in question that no are distinct
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 I think its covered as I started j from i+1. I tried that explicitly too but it didn't work. I wrote the same idea in a different way and it worked but this kind of implementation is not working.
•  » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +1 yeah, you are right, I run your code using vector instead of creating memeset it worked fine, i guess there is some problem in that. 120633207
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +1 Only fault in your code is that you didn't used memset correctly I just changed your memset with this " memset(ind, 0, sizeof(ind)) " and it worked perfectly fine
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +3 Thanks a lot to both of you. I shouldn't have used it without properly knowing about it.
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   0 1541B - Приятные пары can anyone explain if first element of pair is x then number of possible value of second element of pair is (2*n)/x. then for n=100000, if x=42921 how it is possible that it makes 231 pairs because total possible value for second element of pair is (2*n)/x(i.e. (2*1e5)/42921<5)
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   0 Instead of $a_i \cdot a_j \leq 2n$, we could also check $a_i \cdot a_j \leq i+n$ which is a bit faster ($\sim 62ms$).
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   0 can anyone explain B. pleasant pairs more easy words??
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +1 And also what is ask in 3rd question i cant understand what asked in it
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 6 →   0 A[i]*A[j] == (i+j). let's say (i+j) = k, we can say that A[i] and A[j] are the factors of k and the question is now reduced to finding the factors of k. Range of k: for a pair to form, we must have atleast two elements, so for size = 2, min value of k = 1+2 =3 and for size = n, max value would be n+n-1 i.e 2*n-1 for each k run a loop till sqrt(k) and check whether the factors present in the given array and the given conditions holds or not
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 approached it the same way, it "just" passed
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   0 Man these editorials are getting faster and faster .. thanx for super fast editorials
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   0 For those who are searching for a simple solution for great Graphs problems in O (nlogn). https://codeforces.com/contest/1541/submission/120600816
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   0 Bro can u explain this soln????? i thought of taking all pairs that give negative edges except for the adjacent pairs.... bt getting wrong ans in 3rd 4th test case.....while(n>2) { sum-=(n-2)*(llabs(a[j]-a[i])); n--; // n = size i++; // i = 0 j--; // j = n-1 } cout<
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   0 My solution is simple. First sort the array. Then start connecting adjacent values with their differences. This way sum of all edges with positive weight will be same as the sum of adjacent differences in the array.After that start making negative edges for every i. So each i will have i negative edges. Where negative weight is same as -(arr[i] — arr[j]).Instead of search it for every j I have formula as (prefixsum till i) — arr[i]*i
•  » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 can you tell me why are we sorting the array for a particular node call it x we need to add a negative weight from x to 1 , x to 2 x to 3 till x to x-1 keeping in mind the the path sum doesn't become negative so why are we sorting the array
•  » » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 We are sorting values only once so as to connect neighboring nodes with minimum values,i.e. difference b/w consecutive values. From this sum of positive edges will be minimum.
•  » » » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 ohhh thanks I got it
•  » » » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 My solution is working now I only needed to sort the array my code would have been accepted during the contest :(
•  » » » » 3 days ago, # ^ |   0 can u explain the concept behind the negative edges, please ? I could not understand, I got why we sort the array but i do not get the concept of negative edges.
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 In your solution you are not changing negative values for (i, j).for every i, j negative value can differ i.e. arr[i]-arr[j]
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   0 can anyone explain div2 B plz
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 thank you very much
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   0 Beautiful Problems. Amazing Round!!!!
 » 5 weeks ago, # | ← Rev. 4 →   +3 UPD: It's wrong.
 » 5 weeks ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   0 For DIV 2C/1A can anyone explain with this test case N = 6 and D = 0 1 2 3 2 3. What are the edges that we can have with their weights?
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   0 Hello! The answer would be -18.Diagram: Notice that once you sort the distances, the adjacent nodes have no effect on your final answer. But you can add negative edges as long as they are not adjacent, resulting in such a diagram. Hence you can use prefix sums to solve the problem. (if x nodes came before this, for each node, the answer to add is (x-1)*curr value — csum of first (x-1) nodes). Hope that made sense!
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Thank you Zemrith for so much detail explanation and the solution too it helped me a lot.
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 first sort the array they will from non negative weight edges. 0 -> 1 -> 2 -> 2 -> 3 -> 3 so the non negative weights will be 1 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 0. form here greedily build most negative weights(backward edges) such that there are no negative cycles.
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 First you can sort D and get:  N = 6, D = [0, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3] Now calculate the diffs:diffs = [1, 1, 0, 1, 0]The edges for this graph could be something like this:  1 1 0 1 0 <- forward edges 1 <-> 2 <-> 3 <-> 4 <-> 5 <-> 6 -1 -1 0 -1 0 <- backward edges Now you have to add more negatives edges, and you could do this by choosing some i and j, i < j and add an edges from j to i, and the weight will be sum of the values from diff[i] to diff[j].Another way to think about this is: look at D array, it represents distances between adjacent nodes, all we have to do is add all of the edges with length 2, then all of the edges of length 3, ..., all of the edges of length N - 1.So, for our case we would have these edges a b W ------- 1 2 - 1 2 3 - 1 3 4 - 0 <- adjacent forward edges 4 5 - 1 5 6 - 0 2 1 - -1 3 2 - -1 4 3 - 0 <- adjacent backward edges 5 4 - -1 6 5 - 0 3 1 - -2 4 2 - -1 5 3 - -1 <- edges of length 2 6 4 - -1 4 1 - -2 5 2 - -2 <- edges of length 3 6 3 - -1 5 1 - -3 6 2 - -2 <- edges of length 4 6 1 - -3 <- edges of length 5 
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Thank You ilidar for clearing my doubt and for detailed explaination.
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Thanks for the great explanation , i have a doubt , why you are not considering negative weights of adjacent nodes , as you have started considering edge difference form 2 and so on .
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   0 Problem: Div2 B Hello, can anybody explain why this code is giving TLET = int(input())while T > 0: n = int(input()) list1 = [int(x) for x in input().split()] dict1 = dict() for i in range(n): dict1[list1[i]] = i + 1 pairs = 0 maxi = (2 * n) - 1; for i in range(n): item = list1[i] ind = i + 1 temp = 1 while item * temp <= maxi: if dict1.get(temp) != None: if dict1[temp] > ind and (item * temp == ind + dict1[temp]): pairs += 1 temp += 1 print(pairs) T -= 1
 » 5 weeks ago, # | ← Rev. 7 →   +18 Could someone please provide a more strict intuition or insight of Div2D/Div1B of why "the actual probability p does not matter"? The intuition in the editorial is still alien to me of why those choices of not progess toward to either stacks (and probability 'p' also changes from time to time too) doesn't matter.Update: Here is the intuition I came up with (The strict proof can be found in the comment of the author below)Let $dp_{i,j}$ = the probability of emptying the first stack (which now have $i$ things left) before the second stack (which now have $j$ things left) in some states of the current tree.now, we will try break this $dp_{i,j}$ down into the sum of $dp_{i-1,j}$ and $dp_{i,j-1}$We will try to illustrate this with trying to split and color, either red or blue, a stick of length $1$. The length of the sticks representing the 'probability', and the color of the sticks will represent $dp_{i-1,j}$(red) or $dp_{i,j-1}$(blue), depending on the color.Suppose in the current state, we have probability $p$ for choosing to pop each stacks, and the rest $1-2p$ of doing nothing. The picture will look like this:We will split the stick equally(*) into several sticks of length $p$, and then color two of them red and blue. (* We can split it evenly because in the original problem, $p$ is in the form $\frac{1}{number\ of\ candidate\ unmark\ nodes}$ ) Now, the remaining sticks represent the state of $dp_{i,j}$ again (in some other state of the entire tree, so might be in some different $p$). That means we will split those sticks similary.The key observations is:1) We know that, in the original problem, if we keep picking nodes that aren't progressing toward the target nodes, we will run out of nodes eventually and finally choose the two nodes. That means, all the sticks will eventually colored into 'red' and 'blue'.2) When we split a stick into several smaller equal length sticks, we will color two of them into red and blue. Those two sticks always have the same length. That means, the total length of blue sticks and the total length of red sticks will be equal in the end.Analogically, that means, eventually, $dp_{i,j}$ will split into $dp_{i-1,j}$ and $dp_{i,j-1}$ evenly, no matter $p$ might be or the state of tree of $dp_{i,j}$ might be. Therefore, $dp_{i,j} = \frac{1}{2} \cdot (dp_{i-1,j}+dp_{i,j-1})$
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +10 Let $dp_{i,j}$ = the probability of emptying the first stack (which now have $i$ things left) before the second stack (which now have $j$ things left), with having arbitary probability $0 < p \leq 0.5$ of chosing to pick the top of each stack (and $1-2p$ for doing nothing). Then$dp_{i,j}=\int_{0}^{0.5} x \cdot (dp_{i-1,j}+dp_{i,j-1}) + (1-2x) \cdot dp_{i,j} \,dx$Solving the equation, we get $dp_{i,j}=\frac{1}{6} \cdot (dp_{i-1,j}+dp_{i,j-1})$ What is the mistake in this logic?
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +13 The biggest issue with this logic is that it's assuming $p$ is arbitrary chosen from a certain state. While $p$ can be anything in the world, it is always an exact number from a certain state, hence why an integral is wrong. As a different type of intuition, you can think, "is it more likely to reach $(i-1, j)$ than state $(i, j-1)$"? and vice versa. For me at least, I don't see how it's possible for either of those questions to be true, so they should be equal.If you're looking for a more rigorously correct $dp$, it would look something like this. ProofLet $dp_{i, j, S}$ denote the probability of reaching some node $i$ distance away before some node $j$ distance away where $S$ is a representation of the entire state of of the process (not necessarily an integer). I think you already understood why we can assume the $lca$ is already reached. We aim to show that $S$ does not matter in our calculation. Assume inductively that $S$ does not matter. So, we can assume that states $(i-1, j)$ and states $(i, j-1)$ are irrelevant to $S$. Hence, the part we need to care about is $(1-2p) dp_{i, j, S \rightarrow S_a}$. A way of thinking about this part of the transition is moving through the collection of $S$ with the state $(i, j)$. Obviously, the $dp$ is a $DAG$ because no state $S$ can reach another. Each bounce takes a certain probability $p$ which is just multiplied in the current path. So, for each state $S$ with state $(i, j)$, we have a certain probability to reach it by simply calculating $dp$ along a DAG as is traditional. Then, from those states of $(i, j)$ you transition to $(i, j-1)$ with an equal probability $(i-1, j)$. So, they have to be equal. Finally, this argument holds for any initial state $S$ that you reach, so we can conclude that, from any state $S$ with a state of $(i, j)$, the probability of transitions to $(i-1, j)$ and $(i, j-1)$ are always exactly $0.5$.
•  » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 I see, thank you so much!
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   0 I am getting wrong ans . could someone tell me where the code make differene ( [yestrday competiton problem . int main( ) { clock_t begin = clock(); file_i_o(); // Write your code here.... int t; cin>>t; while(t-- ){ int n; cin>>n; vector>v; v.push_back({0,0}); loop(i,0,n) { int x; cin>>x; v.pb({x,i+1}); } sort(v.begin()+1,v.end()); int count =0; for(int i=1 ; i<=n;i++) { for(ll j=i+1;j<=n;j++) { ll left = v[i].first * v[j].first; ll right = v[i].second + v[j].second; if(left == right) count++; if(left > 2*n ) break; } } cout<
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   0 v[i].first * v[j].first can create overflow. So, you need to convert them to long long by usingll left = 1LL * v[i].first * v[j].first;instead and it would pass.(Simply save the value in long long won't help. You need to convert them to long long before doing multiplication. 1LL* is one way)
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Ohk i will try
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Tnks bro it works , i didnt realised that it is overflowing ,tnk you so much .
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   0 Hi, in problem Div1.B/Div2.D; I can't wrap my head around $F[x][y]=F[x−1][y]/2+F[x][y−1]/2$. Why is it not $F[x][y]=F[x−1][y+1]/2+F[x+1][y−1]/2$, can someone please explain to me why is my transition wrong and/or why is the aforementioned transition correct?
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +1 x and y is the distance left for each side right? So, if you take one out, it won't make sense to add that one to the other side since the distance should be either x-1 and y or x and y-1.
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Thank you so much I understand. I had a minor misunderstanding of the parameters to the dp state.
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   0 PLease explain why 2 same codes are not giving the same anscode forces round 728 div2Problem B :https://codeforces.com/contest/1541/problem/BAC Submission : https://ide.codingblocks.com/s/579769Wrong output Submission :https://ide.codingblocks.com/s/579771Difference is using of macro (node) instead of pair Please help
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 If i am using #define node pair it is getting accepted but when i am using typedef pair node; it is giving wrong answerWhy this is happening ?? Is it a bug??
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +8 Not really sure why this is happening.However, I think the problem is the position of #define int long long. So, for #define pair node it seems that compiler change node -> pair -> pair. However, when you do typedef, it still keeps in pair which creates an overflow problem later on. I did try moving #define int long long up above typedef and the code pass. So, my best guess is #define int long long only replace int after that position with long long. Thus, node is still pair in the typedef solution, while node is changed to pair in the second solution.
 » 5 weeks ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   0 I thought that, we can't solve problem B using Brute Force, so I did this instead, and the solution got accepted. Solution
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   0
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 » 5 weeks ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   0 A question about the problem C div 2. The parsing says: Instead, you can sort d and calculate the contribution of each node to the answer. Please explain how to count the contribution of each node in the answer in more detail. You can use an example. Thanks.Вопрос по задаче C div 2. В разборе говориться: Вместо этого вы можете отсортировать d и рассчитать вклад каждого узла в ответ. Объясните пожалуйста как считать вклад каждого узла в ответ подробнее. Можно на примере. Спасибо.
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   0 May I ask why in the Div1D solution ci=i-bi, I think it should be ci=bi ...
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +4 Check the definition of bi again dude. bi here means number of elements greater than pi. So to get ci, which is number of elements smaller than pi, you need i-bi.
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 I read it again. If I read it correctly, bi stands for jpi, and ci stands for j>i,pj
•  » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +3 oh, the array index starts from 1
•  » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +1 You are right.I guess it might just be typo and ci stands for j
•  » » » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 thanks!
 » 5 weeks ago, # | ← Rev. 4 →   0 Here's my solution of B div 1 / D div 2 without LCA, using single DFS per node. 120700765 It is similar to what OleschY suggested above. I've tried to describe it in the blog
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   0 Can someone explain how you can find the LCA for each pair so quick? Iterating through every root is and then considering every pair is already N^3
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +25 There are a couple ways you could do it: Just use standard binary lifting (initialize once for each root). This runs in $\mathcal{O}(n^3 \log{}n)$, and should pass under the given constraints. You could also just use $\mathcal{O}(1)$ lca using an rmq over an euler tour. You could use a version of dp, where $dp[a][b] = lca(a, b)$. If the depth of $a$ is greater than the depth of $b$, $dp[a][b] = dp[parent[a]][b]$, otherwise $dp[a][b] = dp[a][parent[b]]$. The base cases are $dp[a][a] = a$ for all $a$. This runs in $\mathcal{O}(n^3)$. You could extend this idea and do the main solution's dp directly on the tree (without ever worrying about lca's). The recurrence is equivalent to the main solution ($dp[a][b] = \frac{dp[parent[a]][b]+dp[a][parent[b]]}{2}$ with the base cases being one node is an ancestor of the other.
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Thank you so much for the detailed answer!
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   0 I couldn't understand Problem C can somebody explain me the problem statement !!
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   0 O(n2) is also working for div2 C Great Graphs. https://codeforces.com/contest/1540/submission/120964787
 » 5 weeks ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   0 hi im having trouble understanding why my solution for Div2C/Div1A gets WA on test 4 code (python)t = int(input()) for _ in range(t): n = int(input()) d = sorted(list(map(int,input().split())))[::-1] difs =[d[i]-d[i+1] for i in range(n-1)][::-1] ls = [d[0]-d[i] for i in range(1,n)] ans=0 for i in range(n-1): ans+=ls[i]*(i+1) ans-= difs[i]*(i*(i+1)/2) ans=int(ans) print(-(ans-d[0])) or maybe the right question to ask is how this got AC on tests 1-3 lmao because i basically just looked at a specific case and tried to solve it generally by looking for patterns with the numbers there and it somehow worked but not really??im just surprised that a code this short managed to somehow pass 3 tests before failing and idk what could have caused that(im sorry if the code is unreadable, i can try to explain if anything is unclear)EDIT: I found it! :D the approach is correct it was just a precision error when dividing by 2. changed it to whole division (because i didn't need the decimal part anyway) and it got AC
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4 weeks ago, # |
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# define lli long long int

using namespace std;

int main() {

int tc;
cin>>tc;
for(int tcs=1;tcs<=tc;tcs++){

int n;
cin>>n;
int a[n];
for(int i=0;i<n;i++)
cin>>a[i];
unordered_map<int, int> mp;
int idx[200001] = {0};
for(int i=0;i<n;i++)
idx[a[i]] = i+1;
int res = 0;
for(int i=1;i<2*n;i++){
for(int j=i+1;j<=2*n;j++){

if(i*j>2*n)
break;
if(idx[i]!=0 and idx[j]!=0){
if(i*j == idx[i] + idx[j]){

res++;
}
}

}
}
cout<<res<<"\n";
}

} why is this giving TLE on test case 2. Pleasant pairs

 » 4 weeks ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   0 Can anyone help me out? I am stuck in problem B. Pleasant Pairs. I saw the editorial and other AC answers but still didn't understand why my solution is not working?? A for loop takes nanoseconds/ microseconds/ milliseconds to execute in CPP and the compiler is faster here, the time limit is 2 seconds for this problem. I just iterate over two loops which should and 3 including the no of test cases. So, my solution should work. Even the author mentions iterating over the values in the editorial again, in the AC solutions also people used 3 loops. So, Why my solution is not working???? Here is my solution: Please find out the fault of my code
 » 3 weeks ago, # |   0 Div1D can be done in $O(n \sqrt{n})$. We can use square root decomposition to replace all BITs in tutorial. Since a value in a non-updated position changes by at most one and all values change in the same direction, the full recomputation is only needed in the updated position and we can perform an incremental change in $O(1)$ for values in each non-updated positions.Code