How much time we need to spend in any problem from easy category as a beginner ?

I also started at codechef with practicing Easy section problemsâ€¦

In the beginning it takes some time to analyse the things asked in the problem and to decode the language of the problem and as beginner one doesnâ€™t know about the techniques used in these problems like finding gcd, seiving, simple problems based on optimal play ( that alice and bob onesâ€¦) , dynamic programming ( like 2D array traversal with right and down moves) and other simple topicsâ€¦

But as u keep on solving them u will find u have pickup some speed in solving them

So in the beginning I would advice to devote some good time to themâ€¦ dont worry if u take 10 mins or 20mins or an hrâ€¦ just solve them( learning is more important than speed for a beginner) and soon u will become able to solve them within 5mins

Hello,

As sidhantgoyal said, at the beginning you should focus on the new concepts you acquire and never in the time you spend with a problemâ€¦ In fact, time can actually be one of your least concerns here if you plan to attend the Long Contests (thereâ€™s no other website out there that offers 10 days contest, at least, not that Iâ€™m aware of.) as youâ€™ll have ,in theory, 24 hours to solve each problem. Obviously, you can solve the easy ones in minutes and may never be able to find/implement a solution for a hard problem, even if the contest duration was longer.

My point is, struggle with a problem. A lot. Write a notebook of drafts on itâ€¦ Read things online about it, implement an idea, get WAâ€¦ Improve itâ€¦ Get TLEâ€¦ Keep doing this for some days if necessaryâ€¦ and when you are exhausted and still havenâ€™t found an answer then you can read editorial and look at setters and testers solutionsâ€¦ It is hardâ€¦ But it will pay off a lot in the long run

Good luck,

Bruno

thank you and can you tell me how much time did it take you to be a 5 star coder?

Bhaiya one thing I would like to ask u that when I understand the prblmâ€¦but didnâ€™t get how to implement them.Can u suggest someting

Just do practice and learn new concepts daily. You will see a lot of improvement.

Yeah I m trying best