VMSS 7WC '16, Week 5

Yes, there will still be 7WC, even if the school board suddenly decides that Thursday will be a PD day! In the seven weeks leading into CCC, we'll be writing weekly contests to prepare everyone for it. Each contest will have three problems, in order of difficulty: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. You'll have a week to solve them all, so take it easy.

We're back to JeffreyZ as contest writer. This week, you'll follow Jayden, a fourth grader, as he does fourth grader things. This time, all three problems should be solvable with Python. Unlike previous contests, this one won't start until Friday.

Thanks to DMOJ problem coordinator cheesecake for helping out in making this contest.

This round will be unrated.

Before the contest date, you may wish to check out the tips and help pages.

The contest consists of three problems with a difficulty range similar to that of CCC Junior. If you cannot solve a problem fully, we encourage you to go for partial marks.

After joining the contest, you proceed to the Problems tab to begin. You can also go to Users if you wish to see the rankings.

We have listed below some advice as well as contest strategies:

  • Start from the beginning. Ties will be broken by the sum of times used to solve the problems starting from the beginning of the contest. The last submission time of your highest score will be used.
  • Remove all extra debugging code and/or input prompts from your code before submitting. The judge is very strict — most of the time, it requires your output to match exactly.
  • Do not pause program execution at the end. The judging process is automated. You should use stdin / stdout to perform input / output, respectively.
  • It is guaranteed that all the problems will be solvable with C++.

Don't panic. Good luck!


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    r3mark  commented on Feb. 6, 2016, 5:40 p.m.

    Why are there four questions this week?

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      Zander  commented on Feb. 6, 2016, 5:57 p.m.

      there's a blurb explaining why on the last question