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 -1 Since the long challenges are 10 days long and hence there is enough time to solve the problems completely rather than partially solving them. Partial grading effects the sole purpose of a long challenge. people should be encouraged to go for full solution instead of particular test cases. asked 26 Mar '15, 00:20 3★sharru05 549●6●23 accept rate: 14%

 1 Actually this is a highly debatable topic. It has pros and cons both. Some of the times i feel it is not worth but some of the times constraints of sub-tasks gives a lot of hint for the approach to solve problem.. And the problem is it is not worthy to solve problems for partial grade (if you really want to learn), because even brute-force algo passes for minimum points. answered 26 Mar '15, 00:35 1.9k●1●11●41 accept rate: 14% Partial scoring allows us to better rank people with same number of solved tasks. In lot of cases there is a difference between "brute-force", "better solution" (which gives more points), "even better solution" (which gives even more points) and "correct solution". Why so low number of people solved RNG from last long challenge at least for 10 points? Just because most of contestants were lazy to write a brute-force? :) (26 Mar '15, 15:21) lebron7★ the reason why RNG's 10 pt subtask had so less submissions, is because normal brute forced approach wont pass even the smaller subtask, and even normal matrix exponentiation would pass the 10 pt subtask... (26 Mar '15, 21:50)
 1 Hey @sharru05 , this topic has already been discussed here. answered 26 Mar '15, 00:28 837●3●5●15 accept rate: 20%
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