First of all , I want to say thankyou to problem setters .Those problems remind my higher schooling math. Another one , codechef long challenge division 2 becoming math exam because most of the questions are math related and a formula we need to derive. Instead of giving these type of questions just give some good algorithm based questions so that we can learn them and compete with good programmers :) If you agree just give me upvote :) asked 13 Feb, 17:59

Totally agree with this.Problem clearly was 3rd & 4th questions.They were just too easy.Just making problem statement long doesn't mean you increase difficulty.That's clearly evident from number of submissions too.I believe 5th & 6th should have been 3rd & 4th.Both Art of Balance & Manhattan were really good questions.Can't upvote because don't have enough reputation points answered 13 Feb, 18:19
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" Just making problem statement long doesn't mean you increase difficulty. "  lol
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@black_truce  It actually does if we just make the English incomprehensible and make the statement contradict itself every new paragraph or forget to give the crucial details reducing statement to a small 5 paragraph story. ;)
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@dolabmoon Ping :P
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I agree that some problems could have been algorithmic, like DPs and Segment Trees, or some graph theory. I really enjoyed solving 'Art of Balance' and 'Guess it Right'. It's rightly said that before the division, there was a lot more to learn from Long. I believe 4 cakewalk problems were too many, and if users really want to improve, they should solve something they haven't solved beore. Overall, it was good contest in my opinion, but easy. answered 15 Feb, 09:28

Don't you people think Programming is an art of mathematics, sometimes pure math related problems are also important. Honestly speaking, for those like me solving even 4 questions in long challenge was really a challenge. But this time after solving 6 questions i really got good confidence for future problems also. Now i'll look forward to solve most of them.
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Hey @goutam88 , mathematics is undeniably a part of coding. Algorithms, think about Divide and Conquer and there comes master's theorem. Even for dp problems you have to build recursive solution first, bit manipulation is also about maths. I found this long challenge quite decent, maybe it was not suitable for some. And yes it contained DP, Tree and Graph theory problems too. So the moral of the story is that one should try and learn maths when scoring AC is this much easy and yes, codechef problem setters can also be a bit more variant.... There awaits next LONG challenge answered 13 Feb, 22:17
Yes ofcourse programming is all about math but not in this way like formula based this will lead lot of people do cheating ...yeah we need problems related bit manipulation and some algo questions atleast 2 or 3 in division 2 guys so that they can try algos rather than math
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Yeah agree, but all the other contests have those type of questions, this contest was a good refresher of the maths we had learnt in school ! And it took me time to think so I think it was something that needed to be revisited. Manhattan Rectangle was a good question. answered 13 Feb, 23:06

Nowadays Div2 has become more of thinking based while Div1 has some good algorithmic and implementation questions. So in Div2 only thinking and some maths is required to solve all the problems. Same happened in previous contest also. answered 14 Feb, 01:20

Please add some algorithm question,algorithm question will surely helpful for the campus placement perspective.Totally agree but can't upvote because i don't have enough reputation points. answered 14 Feb, 14:19

yes! of course There are some question which are totally math base means if you know the concept of Array and loop you can easily solve these questions so what about programming is this the right place for these question or not. thanks to all. unable to vote because of reputation.
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answered 14 Feb, 15:56

Totally agree... Not Saying That these type of questions should be removed completely but instead of most of the questions being based on math, it should have some algo or some other type of problems. Like i personally really liked the Art of Balance Question that was asked this time. Took me alot of time to solve that. answered 13 Feb, 20:14

First four problems of DIV II were cakewalk. answered 14 Feb, 10:51

Previously there use to be Long challenges where we have to put too much of our time to solve those questions for example JULY18B and JUNE18B and there was alot to learn from those challenges but now we can easily solve 4 to 5 on day1 itself Please make challenges such that there is alot of learning . we couldn't solve 4 to 5 questions on day1 in challenges like JULY18B and JUNE18B but now many can solve 4 to 5 questions in one day itself so Please make contest like that of JULY18B . Thank you. answered 14 Feb, 15:14

can anyone explain how to solve last two problems of this contest. ARTBALAN answered 18 Feb, 18:28

Don't like math exams((Math exams are complicated usually! answered 19 Feb, 17:15

yup !!! it's my first participation in long challenges on codechef FEB19 increased my confidence (DIV2) Most of the problems are linked with math answered 24 Feb, 21:21

Agree.....
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