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1832A - New Palindrome

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1832B - Maximum Sum

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1832C - Contrast Value

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1832D1 - Red-Blue Operations (Easy Version)

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1832D2 - Red-Blue Operations (Hard Version)

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1832E - Combinatorics Problem

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1832F - Zombies

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F is so cool! Thanks for authors!

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In the editorial of $$$E$$$, it is mentioned that $$$c_{i,0}=\sum_{j=1}^{i}{a_j}$$$. Actually, it should be $$$c_{i,0}=\sum_{j=1}^{i+1}{a_j}$$$ (with $$$c_{0,0}=a_1$$$ and $$$c_{n,0}$$$ is not needed).

Reason:

When we say $$$b_i$$$ (at $$$k$$$) $$$=$$$ $$$b_{i-1}$$$ (at $$$k$$$) $$$+$$$ $$$b_{i-1}$$$ (at $$$k-1$$$), this is true only when $$$k>1$$$, because this will cause the last term in both $$$\sum_{j=1}^{j=i}{{i-j \choose k} \cdot a_j}$$$ and $$$\sum_{j=1}^{j=i}{{i-j \choose k-1} \cdot a_j}$$$ to be $$$0$$$ (as $$$0 \choose x$$$ is $$$0$$$ for positive $$$x$$$). However, this is not the case for the $$$2^{nd}$$$ summation when $$$k=1$$$. The last term will not be eliminated as $$${0 \choose 0}=1$$$.

Submission.

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SorrowForces

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My 3D Dp solution is giving wrong output ?? It would be huge help if someone explain . Thanks in advance !
https://mirror.codeforces.com/contest/1832/submission/205945700

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D1

I see applying Operation 2 $$$n$$$ or $$$n-1$$$ times from begin.

then, $$$k-(n-(n+k) ~\text{mod}~ 2)-1$$$ should be $$$k-(n-(n+k) ~\text{mod}~ 2)+1$$$ ?

Or, $$$k-n+1 + (n+k) \text{mod}~2$$$

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Problem B:

I don't understand what is 'k — m' maximums, and I don't know what is k when m is the number of operations. Can anyone explain from me pls ??

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    $$$k$$$ is given in the statement. upd: $$$k$$$ is the total number of operations, $$$m$$$ is the number of operations of the first type (when we delete two minimum elements)

    $$$(k-m)$$$ maximums is $$$(k-m)$$$ greatest elements of the array, i. e. $$$(k-m)$$$ last elements in sorted order.

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I can't understand how he solved maximum sum. Can someone help me understand it?

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    The basic idea is that since you need to maximise the sum of the final array, you have to minimise the sum of the removed elements. So, first of all, we sort the array. Then we have to go through all the different combinations of selecting min and max elements. So, we will use a loop in which i will denote the number of starting elements (minimum elements) we will take (multiplied by two, since we have to delete two min elements at once) and k — i will be the number of elements from back (maximum elements). i = 0 means 0*2 = 0 elements from start and k -0 = k elements from end. i = 1 means 1*2 = 2 elements from start and k — 1 elements from end. .... i = k means k*2 elements from start and 0 elements from end.

    In each iteration, we need to get the sums of taking i*2 elements from start and k — i elements from the end. To get this sum in O(1) time we will use prefix sum.

    You can check my C++ code here https://mirror.codeforces.com/contest/1832/submission/205586590

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For problem F, quadrangle inequality properties also apply to array partition DP. So we can use Knuth's optimization for a second time on $$$dp$$$, which leads an $$$O(n^2)$$$ algorithm.

This is my submission: https://mirror.codeforces.com/contest/1832/submission/206185565.

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Can problem A be solved in a different way other than unique function. Can't really understand it :(

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Hi. can someone please tell me the error in this code which I used without prefix array

#include <bits/stdc++.h>
#define endl "\n"
#define int long long
using namespace std;


int maxRemoval(vector<int> &v){
    int n = v.size(), sum = 0;
    for(int i=0;i<n-1;++i){
        sum += v[i];
    }
    return sum;
}

int minRemoval(vector<int> &v){
    int n = v.size(), sum = 0;
    for(int i=2;i<n;++i){
        sum += v[i];
    }
    return sum;
}
signed main(){
ios_base::sync_with_stdio(0);cin.tie(0);cout.tie(0);
    int t;
    cin >> t;
    while(t--){
    
        int n, k;
        cin >> n >> k;
        vector<int> v(n);
        for(int i=0;i<n;++i){
            cin >> v[i];
        }
        sort(begin(v), end(v));
       
        int ans = 0;
        for(int i=0;i<k;++i){
            int s1 = maxRemoval(v);
            int s2 = minRemoval(v);
        
            ans = max(s1, s2);
            if(s1 < s2){
                v.erase(v.end()-1);
            }
            else{
                v.erase(v.begin());
                v.erase(v.begin());
            }

        }
  
        cout << ans << endl;
  
    }
}

It runs correctly for 1st test case but tells that there is wrong answer on test 2 wrong answer 2459th numbers differ - expected: '8', found: '7' I mean does it really check 2459th number. did the testers even count upto that thing. I doubt it. Link to My Submission

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    I dont think that greede solution is correct. But it also O(n*k) and even it be correct, it gets TLE.

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Why is this code getting wrong ans in TC 3 ?

void solve() { int n;cin>>n; int k;cin>>k; vl a(n); fr(i,0,n) cin>>a[i]; sort(all(a));

int l=0,r=n-k;
ll sum=0ll;
fr(i,0,r)
    sum+=a[i];

// cout<<sum<<endl;

while(r<n && l<r)
{
    ll temp=sum-a[l]-a[l+1]+a[r];
    r++;
    l+=2;
    sum=max(sum,temp);

}
cout<<sum<<endl;

}

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For the C, there is a counter example of 5 2 5 3 7 9 10, which should give the output as 4 (7 9 3 10) but from the code it will give 5

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(first time commenting, apologize for bad formatting)

Problem B:

1 I try greedy by comparing oper1 and oper2, and it cant even pass example 5 cuz it gives me 12+13+15 = 40 instead of 10+11+12+13 = 46.

2 I then try to do it in reversed order ie i assume that I do oper2 for k times first. ie remove maximum for kth time.

https://mirror.codeforces.com/problemset/submission/1832/208181362

then i compare the most recently deleted maximum and the sum of 2 minimums. restore the maximums and delete the 2 minimums by moving the ptrs, if the maximum is greater.

It works most of the time.

it fails when:

9 3

50 51 60 61 62 63 102 103 900

my code: 60+61+62+63+102 = 348

answer: 102+103+900 = 1105

3 i change the code to do oper1 k times first. https://mirror.codeforces.com/problemset/submission/1832/208186847

similar comparison of 2.

it fails when:

9 3

25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 60

my code: 31+32+60 = 123

answer: 25+26+27+28+29+30 = 165

4 i combine 2 and 3 by finding maximum of the results from two algorithms. https://mirror.codeforces.com/problemset/submission/1832/208192875

then it works.

Is there a reason that combining 2 and 3 give correct result for all of the cases?

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https://mirror.codeforces.com/contest/1832/submission/209504476

I was trying to solve the Maximum Sum challenge, I tested it on my computer and it was fine, the test outputs were right as well but after submission it returned " Probably, the solution is executed with error 'out of bounds' on the line 24 " I couldn't find the error so if anyone could tell me were I'm wrong it would be very useful, thanks!

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Hello guys, I am getting TLE in 1832E - Combinatorics Problem. I don't think I have made any logical errors, but I can't seem to understand why it's giving TLE. Please help :( -> 209759092

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    hey, you are using too many modulo operators in your add and mul. In spite of you having the right complexity, your constant factor is bad. Here is a fixed version of your code 209761902

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      Thank you so much man, I didn't know that modulo operation also affected complexity. Got to learn something new. Tysm :)

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In B, can any one tell me what is the mistake I made in my code https://mirror.codeforces.com/contest/1832/submission/209911724. It will be very helpful for me . TIA

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Will I learn Pascal Triangle in my lifetime ? Will I learn combinatorics in mylifeime ?

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In Problem C,

Why should we use this?

n = unique(a.begin(), a.end())-a.begin(); int ans = n;

Why doesn't this pass some test cases?

int ans = unique(a.begin(), a.end())-a.begin();

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    The value of n must be changed appropriately since we are using it in the for loop later.

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I like the awoo solutions.. He make the solutions like my friend explaining to me.. Thx man++.