How to understand the core problem from long verbose descriptions of questions?


I am usually good at leetcode coz they directly ask us to code for a problem. But at codechef with problem explained as a story, I am not able to get the gist of the problem in less time. Sometimes, I don’t even get it. While if I am given clear input-output and easy straightforward description, I can solve the question very quickly.
What can I do to improve this?


This is a step towards what they call “real life”, where the specifications are only partially known and the coding is overlaid by a lot of work to understand what the actual problem is. Stick at it, and don’t be overly concerned about failing, because reviewing your failures is often how you can improve.


Thanks @joffan


This might help you (and others). :slight_smile: