Because the greedy algorithm is wrong in this case (not all coin values are divisible by the previous one).

Don't be mistaken, this problem is not so easy. What happens is that at SWERC, test data for this problem was very weak and almost everybody got accepted with the (incorrect) greedy algorithm.

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- Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:34 am
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- Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:06 am
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Let S be the set of vertices reachable from the source via an augmenting path, and T the set of those from which there exists an augmenting path to the sink. If you use the Ford Fulkerson method to find the max flow, at the end no augmenting path from the source to the sink exists, so S and T are di...

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### 10002 center of masses

I think judge's input is flawed. I'm pretty sure my solution is correct, but I always get WA, and browsing through the forums shows that only people who compute the convex hull first get AC, but this shouldn't be necessary as the problem description says the polygon is convex (so one should only nee...

- Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:34 pm
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Write the boolean formula as a conjunction of implications (e.g. (x1->x2)^(~x1->x3)), and create a graph whose vertices are xi and ~xi for all variables xi, and whose edges are the implications. The formula is satisfiable if and only if no contradiction of the form xi -> ~xi -> xi arises following a...

- Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:27 pm
- Forum: Algorithms
- Topic: Diameter of Tree - can it be done better than in O(V*(V+E))
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- Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:39 pm
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- Topic: Problems using LCA form arhive.
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There is also a very easy to code algorithm due to Tarjan, in which you find the lca of several pairs of vertices during a dfs of the tree (in O(V+Q+alfa(V+Q)), where V is the number of vertices, Q the number of queries and alfa is the very slow-growing inverse of the Ackermann function). You can fi...

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- Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:56 am
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I think that it can't be predicted is a property of irrational number. The fact that a number is irrational has nothing to do with whether we can "predict" its digits by a simple formula or not. (For example, there is an explicit expression for the nth hexadecimal digit of pi). That said, I don't k...

- Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:53 pm
- Forum: Volume 111 (11100-11199)
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Make sure you don't overflow if you use integer arithmetics. And if you use floating point numbers make sure you make your comparisons are good (use epsilon). Thanks for replying, but I use long long and I checked with assert that all input data fit within an int, so multiplications won't overflow ...

- Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:58 pm
- Forum: Volume 111 (11100-11199)
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Why let others do the work for you? Take your scetch-book and pencil and make some of your own. It's not so hard finding the tricky cases (co-linearity, nearly touching, shared corners, paralel to the axis, etc. etc.), and the nice thing is: you can instantly check them by inspecting your scetch. A...

- Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:19 am
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- Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:44 pm
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- Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:36 am
- Forum: Volume 111 (11100-11199)
- Topic: 11110 - Equidivisions
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