https://www.codechef.com/JUNE19B/problems/CHFING

Logic is correct when submitted with python but not c++14

Python code : https://code.hackerearth.com/818563H

c++14 code: https://code.hackerearth.com/59fa93J

https://www.codechef.com/JUNE19B/problems/CHFING

Logic is correct when submitted with python but not c++14

Python code : https://code.hackerearth.com/818563H

c++14 code: https://code.hackerearth.com/59fa93J

you cant do like that

ans=(ans/2)%M

u have to first calculate inverse modulo of 2 and multiply with ans

ans=(ans*invmodulo(2,m))%m

u can study it from geeksforgeeks

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sry not working tried your way…but thanks for your advice

i think u did something wrong in it… otherwise it is the only right way to do this…

Also check for overflow as in C++ using long long int was causing overflow

can anybody tell me what is the mistake only 1 TC is wrong . all other 3 are right.

My code using simple modular arithematic (no modular inversion).

```
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
#define int long long
#define rep(i,n) for(int i(0);i<n;i++)
#define fast ios_base::sync_with_stdio(0); cin.tie(0);
#define mod 1000000007
#define pb push_back
#define all(v) v.begin(), v.end()
int cl(int a, int b){
if(a%b != 0)return (a - a%b + b)/b;
return a/b;
}
int32_t main() {
fast;
int t;
cin>>t;
while(t--){
int n,k;
cin>>n>>k;
int terms = cl(k-1, n-1),ans;
ans = 2*(k-1) - (terms - 1)*(n-1);
if(terms&1){
ans/=2;
ans%=mod;
terms%=mod;
}
else{
terms/=2;
terms%=mod;
ans%=mod;
}
ans*=terms;
ans%=mod;
cout<<ans<<"\n";
}
return 0;
}
```

I took MOD at whatever stage I could to get AC in Case 2 Subtask 2

https://www.codechef.com/viewsolution/24623376

Hope this helps =>

```
#include <iostream>
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
#define ll long long int
#define MOD 1000000007
#define INV 500000004
using namespace std;
int main(){
int t;
cin>>t;
while(t--){
ll n,k;
cin>>n>>k;
if(k==1){
cout<<0<<endl;
continue;
}
ll a = k;
ll s = n-1;
ll t = (a-2)%s;
ll cardinality = (((((((a-2)/s)+1)%MOD)*(((a%MOD+t%MOD)%MOD)%MOD))%MOD)*INV)%MOD;
cout<<cardinality<<endl;
}
return 0;
}
```

raydioactive_9 : What is the use of INV?

Aren’t there some unnecessary MODs ?

i have taken that and inverse modulo into account but 1 tc is still WA .

It’s modular inverse of two, generally, modular equivalent of (a*b)/c is (((a%mod)*(b%mod))%mod * c’)%mod. This is because % is not distributive on division

```
ll x = (k-1) / (n-1);
ll d = (n-1);
ll a = (k-1);
if((k-1)%(n-1))
{
x++;
}
ll ans = ( 2*(a%mod) - (((x-1)%mod) * (d%mod))%mod+mod)%mod;
ans = (ans * (x%mod))%mod;
ans = ans * INV;
cout<<ans%mod<<endl;
```

correct solutiob : https://code.hackerearth.com/d10925p

I got all AC.

My doubt is that in above snippet i took inverse moduo of (2,M) but when i was calculating **X = (n-1)/k-1** i did not use inverse modulo but took directly mod afterwards in calulating ans. This works why?? My concepts are somewhat lacking . Need help