So i am a very newbie to programming and recently attempted my first ever competition , which attained me my first star. Since the contest the site starting suggesting me questions with difficulty 1000+ . But as i was solving them , i realized the difference in level between questions from previous contest vs regular practice questions , which have the same difficulty rating. ITS NOT EVEN A COMPETITON. in the picture above i skipped the problem with competiton tag becuz i was having trouble with it , then i moved on and solved that one in less than a minute. I was so shocked how could this happen.
On a side note , maybe i faced this specific issue with just these two questions , and this might not be the case with all questions.