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The actual complexity depends on what actions are done per level and whether pruning is possible. – A Dynamic Programming algorithm or other iterative routine which processes a 2D n × n matrix in O(k) per cell runs in O(k × n2 ) time. 5. 4), to minimize your chance of getting the ‘Wrong Answer’ verdict. g. see Chapter 17 of [7])—although rarely used in contests—to minimize your chance of getting the ‘Time Limit Exceeded’ verdict, or worse, considering your algorithm to be too slow and skips the problem when it is in fact fast enough in amortized sense.

13. 14. 15. 16. ) UVa 00661 - Blowing Fuses (simulation) UVa 10141 - Request for Proposal * (solvable with one linear scan) UVa 10324 - Zeros and Ones (simplify using 1D array: change counter) UVa 10424 - Love Calculator (just do as asked) UVa 10919 - Prerequisites? (process the requirements as the input is read) UVa 11507 - Bender B. Rodriguez ... * (simulation, if-else) UVa 11586 - Train Tracks (TLE if brute force, find the pattern) UVa 11661 - Burger Time? ’) UVa 12478 - Hardest Problem ... (try one of the eight names) IOI 2009 - Garage (simulation) IOI 2009 - POI (sort) 20 CHAPTER 1.

The common strategy to check if two words are anagrams is to sort the letters of the words and compare the results. For example, take wordA = ‘cab’, wordB = ‘bca’. After sorting, wordA = ‘abc’ and wordB = ‘abc’ too, so they are anagrams. 2 for various sorting techniques. • Interesting Real Life Problems, easier and harder (or more tedious) This is one of the most interesting problem categories in the UVa Online Judge. We believe that real life problems like these are interesting to those who are new to Computer Science.

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