Hello everyone,

Since the practice round doesn't seem to provide a scoreboard, I'd like to open this thread to discuss scores and possible approaches for the problem. We got the following scores after some ideas:

A: 2

B: 5

C: 5

D: 1802

E: 2083

Total: 3897

We also tryied to calculate an upper bound for some of the tasks:

D upper bound: 1900

E upper bound: 2804 (probably can be significantly improved)

I will post my ideas in the comments. Did anyone managed to get a better sccore? or had an insight to the problem?

Auto comment: topic has been updated by kingmoshe (previous revision, new revision, compare).Auto comment: topic has been updated by kingmoshe (previous revision, new revision, compare).Upper bound explanation(I worked on the problem with kingmoshe):

First we need to explain the graph of clients. We represent each client as a vertex in a graph. Two clients or vertexs has an edge between them if there is no pizza that can satisfy both clients(for exmple one cllients like cheese and the other doesnt like cheese). It is easy to see that if you take a group of vertexs with no edges between each two vertex, then there is a pizza that satisfy does clients vertexes. Also it is very easy to see, that no pizza could satisfy 2 vertexes with an edge between them.

Therefore we can make a reduction to an max anti-clique problem(which is NP).

We did the upper bound by: 1. Search for the biggest clique that we can find. 2. We deduce that only one vertex from the clique could be chosen. 3. Remove the clique from the clients and start again. Then the number of cliques we find is a good upper bound.

Where in d we found 1900 cliques. And in e we found 2804 cliques.

This is approach for a good upper bound that could obviously be reduced more.

Static solution for e that reached 2025 points(to get to 2078 we did a lot of dynamic approach of approving a given output). 1. Calculate the degree of each vertex. 2. Chosen the vertex of the lowest degree. 3. Remove the vertex and his neighbors of the graph. 4. go to step 1.

Insighets on the problem. Test case e biggest clique is only 3. And after some removel of clique of size 3(~60), the biggest clique is of size 2. Also there are 68 clients of degree 0 which should allways be chosen.