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10110 - Light, more light

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2002 4:52 pm
by C8H10N4O2
Works for all test cases. Don't know why it WAs. Some help from them JAVA people would be nice.
import java.lang.*;

class Main
public static void main(String args[])
StringBuffer B;
String S;
int N,Length,i;
char c;
B=new StringBuffer();
catch(IOException e)
N = Integer.parseInt(S.substring(0,S.length()-1));

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2002 5:25 pm
by wyvmak
there's a statement in the problem "Which is less then or equals 2^32-1"
i code my solution in C++, but i guess in Java, int would be the same that it cannot hold more than 2^31-1. so maybe try another data type

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2002 9:25 pm
by C8H10N4O2
Good point. Should have used JAVA long or unsigned int. Thanks.

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 2:37 am
by Stefan Pochmann
As far as I remember, Java doesn't have unsigned types. This is also exactly the one single reason one of my friends always mentions to explain why Java is crap ;-)

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 10:43 am
by C8H10N4O2
That program ONLY took me 7 hours in JAVA:O I am starting to see why without the good classes, JAVA is horribly complicated and slow. Although the error checking compiler is quite nice. It is much more strict than C++ and won't let you access out of bounds and such. The other thing I noticed is that the compiler on the 24 hour judge doesn't support all the features of even simple classes; there are wierd little discrepancies. However, I think it would be useful to know from things like TopCoder where you need to analyze other people's code as well as use the nice BigInt. It is silly how some people think StringTokenizer is better than strtok; they haven't mastered strtok. Strings and general input/output is SOOO much easier in C++ (e.g. SSCANF).

10110 More Light's Please

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 6:58 pm
by ante
Why I receive WA ??? What's the problem ???

void main()
int n;
while (1)
if (n == 0) break;
if (((int)sqrt(n))==sqrt(n))

Thanx in advance 8)

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 8:21 pm
by Ivor
Maybe you have a roundng problem?

(int)sqrt could give you a wrong answer. For example 4.999999... would be just 4, not 5. As far as I know at least.


More Pascal Light also

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 4:17 pm
by ante
I tried this in Pascal but it didn't work also, i need to check if N has integer square root .
Please help !

program p10110;
n: integer;
while not eof(input) do
if (n = 0) then break;
if frac(sqrt(n))<0.000001 then writeln('yes') else

P.S: also tried

if abs(trunc(sqrt(n))-sqrt(n))<0.000001 then writeln('yes') else writeln('no');

if trunc(sqrt(n))*trunc(sqrt(n))=n then writeln('yes') else writeln('no');

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 5:56 pm
by Ivor
Why don't you try generating all squares and then search the array for n.

You'll have 65535 squares at max. So, using binary search you could determine, whteher sqrt(n) is an integer or not. The array won't be that big, but it could be not the fastest way.

P.S I haven't solved the problem myself, so I'm just giving some ideas that popped up my mind.


Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 6:25 pm
by ante
I didn't read problem carefully enough :( , 2^32 - 1 is 4,294,967,295 and this must be UNSIGNED int .

Thanx anyway !

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 7:03 pm
by Ivor
Want to know a secret?

2^31 - 1 = 2147483647.

Ivor 8)

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2002 4:15 am
by C8H10N4O2
Isn't ints in pascal 2 bytes? I don't know; I am C++ coder. Have you tried longs? You need unsigned longs in C++ or int64. This problem requires a unsigned 4 byte integer.

use type cardinal in pascal

Posted: Fri May 24, 2002 11:39 am
by xenon
type integer is signed 32 bits.
type cardinal is unsigned 32 bits (could be more, I don't know).
this code works:
if (n=0) then break;
if (r*r=n) then writeln('yes') else writeln('no');
until false;
so there's no rounding problem

10110 - Lights, more lights (slow and fat)

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2002 3:58 am
by Cubist
How do you reduce either the running time or the memory usage for
this problem? I was astonished to see my tiny Pascal program using
0.670 seconds and something like 468K! This code doesn't use
anything that other programs I'm submitted, which all ran in 0.000
and 64K.

Any ideas?
Chris Long, Mathematics Department, Rutgers University

Mozart needs food. Beethoven now has extra fight power. Bach is about to die.

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2002 4:12 am
by Betovsky
read the rulz, there is already a topic about this prob plz post ur questions in there ...

and we dont know nothing about ur code do u want us to guess out ???