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By cschill, history, 3 months ago, In English

I was trying this problem —

Its a simple binary search problem but it shows wrong answer —

I changed my high to 1e14 from 1e16 and its accepted. I am unable to understand what was the reason behind the error.... please let me know if anyone have a clue about it :))


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This is due to integer overflow, as you might have guessed.

The variable sum in the function check will overflow as it can be at max n * (x — 1), if all elements in the array are 1.

Since n can go up to 1e5 and x is (1e16) / 2 = 2e15 in the first iteration, n * (x — 1) is about 2e20 which is beyond the 64 bit integer limit