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Shall I do the problem serial

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2002 7:01 am
by taj79
I am not very good in programming.
Shall I do the problem serial wise. i.e 100 then 101 then 102 and so on?
Does the more accepted % shows the easiness of the problem?

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2002 8:18 am
by wyvmak
To share with you my experience,

1. when i was new to this site, i thought i could do it serial wise. i could only do it around 104 (coz my programming skill IS, still, poor). i often encounter the frustration of non-accepted problems, so I would try another problem first, until I got some ways to solve that out.

2. basically, i don't think the listing of problems is related to its difficulty, so feel free to choose any problem, unless you wanna stick to your principle of serial solving. but one benefit of non-serial solving is, there are some problems very similar, solving one may almost mean solving another.

3. High accepted % not necessarily mean easier, though usually, but a low accepted % would mean tricky or difficult test cases. Rather, a high number of submission would almost mean the problem is easy.

That's what I usually think.

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2002 9:16 am
by C8H10N4O2
Here's my personal experience. Serial does not work. If you are new, look for problems that you can solve. I just read the description of many of the problems and tried to consider whether I understood it or now. High success rate AND high submission rate makes a problem easy. But have a low success rate OR a low submission rate and the problem will be at least a little tricky.

Need <New commer> advice

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2002 11:49 am
by manir
I am new here. I have submitted some but getting continuous wrong answer. What special things I need to check before I submit? :roll:

Like problem 402 where my program works for all inputs I got from this board and using them many people got Accepted but I have still WA.
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2002 12:18 pm
by C8H10N4O2
Consider every border case.