## Appleby Contest '19 P3 - A Recursion Problem

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Points: 5 (partial)
Time limit: 2.0s
Memory limit: 128M

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There are many ways to represent arithmetic expressions.

We commonly use infix notation where operations are put in between values (i.e. ), but another less well-known method is prefix notation. This is where operations are put before values. For example, if we want to add two numbers we would write + x y instead of x + y. Furthermore, brackets are used to enforce order of evaluation.

The formal definition of prefix notation we will be using is as any one of the following options:

• x, where x is an integer.
• (+ x y), where x and y are valid prefix notation expressions. The result of this expression is .

Your objective today is to evaluate prefix notation expressions that only involve addition.

#### Input Specification

The first and only line of input contains a valid prefix notation expression. You can expect the expression to only consist of the following characters: 0123456789()+- (and the space:  )

#### Output Specification

The value of that expression.

#### Constraints

Any integer in the given expression will satisfy the following inequality: . , where denotes the length of the prefix notation expression.

#### Sample Input

(+ 1 (+ (+ (+ 3 4) -2) 5))

#### Sample Output

11

#### Sample Explanation

Here is the sample input being simplified:

• (+ 1 (+ (+ (+ 3 4) -2) 5))
• (+ 1 (+ (+ 7 -2) 5))
• (+ 1 (+ 5 5))
• (+ 1 10)
• (11)
• 11

• commented on Aug. 12, 2021, 7:17 p.m.

I like how the input specification says that the input will only consist of “ 0123456789()+”, yet the sample input has a “-“.

• commented on Aug. 13, 2021, 11:55 p.m.

fixed

• commented on Feb. 22, 2021, 11:52 a.m.

I like how the title says its a recursion problem but literally none of the answers use recursion

• commented on Feb. 14, 2021, 12:02 p.m.

I kept getting a WA on the second test case because the input was simply just an integer. Don't forget to add a test case for this.

• commented on Oct. 17, 2020, 7:00 p.m. edited

If you got this problem in brain**, I have respect for you.

• commented on June 19, 2020, 10:23 a.m. edited

My solution is showing "MemoryError" for almost all of the methods I try. For some other methods, it may show different errors, but the consistent pattern is that the first two inputs show AC and the next one fails for some reason. I am using Python 3.

Edit: Nevermind, it was probably the eval() I was using...