“It is not important to be better than someone else, but to be better than you were yesterday.” — Master Oogway, Kung Fu Panda
Hello, Codeforces! We are proud to present Codeforces Round 929 (Div. 3), and we hereby invite all of you to take part in it. This round will start on Feb/27/2024 17:35 (Moscow time). You will have 2 hours and 15 minutes to solve 7 problems. The penalty for a wrong submission is equal to 10 minutes.
This round will be rated for participants with ratings lower than 1600. However, all of you who wish to take part and have a rating of 1600 or higher, are welcome to register for the round unofficially.
The round will be hosted by rules of educational rounds (extended ICPC). Thus, solutions will be judged on preliminary tests during the round, and after the round, it will be a 12-hour phase of open hacks.
Remember that only the trusted participants of the third division will be included in the official standings table. As stated in this blog, this is a compulsory measure for combating unsporting behaviour and upholding gracious professionalism. To qualify as a trusted participant of the third division, you must:
take part in at least five rated rounds (and solve at least one problem in each of them)
do not have a point of 1900 or higher in the rating.
Regardless of whether you are a trusted participant of the third division or not, if your rating is less than 1600, then the round will be rated for you.
We would like to thank:
Vladosiya for his high-speed coordination;
arvindf232 for Legendary Grandmaster testing;
step_by_step for International Grandmaster testing;
pavlekn for Master testing;
DBSHoShunNgai for Specialist testing;
MikeMirzayanov for creating Codeforces and Polygon.
We hope that this contest, regardless of your background, rating and result, will increase your exposure to competitive programming and make you better than you were yesterday. Have fun!