Editorial for Another Contest 8 Problem 4 - Up and Down


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Submitting an official solution before solving the problem yourself is a bannable offence.

The intended solution is \mathcal{O}(N^2 + Q) with a very good constant factor - this can be done with a single DFS where you track all the pairwise distances as well as the depths of all nodes in the subtree from your DFS, in which case updating the distances can be done in \mathcal{O}(depth^2).


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