RAINBOWA - Editorial

Should be no.

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but why? I am not being able to figure out…

What is the value of a_7 for that testcase?

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There would not be an a7 for this one…
But this array is valid as the value of N is 7 here… and a[i] is well within range??

The a_i's have to be non-zero positive integersm from the Problem statement.

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but how can there be an a7 for n=7? Can you please explain?


Hit like if you understand easily by my solution.
I think you will get clear understanding of o(n) solution after reading my solution.
Remember some examples in mind:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 - yes
12 3 7 3 2 1-no
There are some exception always in your code if you are getting WA.
If you want any help in your code, you can ask simply by tagging me.

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There can’t - there are no Rainbow Arrays for n<13.


Hi prathameshmore, this seems to me as a Rainbow array. Can you point out exactly why this is not a rainbow array

Hi , please help . This code is outputting WA , where is the problem ?

My code for RAINBOWA problem

Consider the testcase:

1 2 3 7 3 2 1

The code works good. current_no=4 and next_no=5, which will break the loop after setting flag = False. Link for my code again for visibility here

On my machine, your solution outputs


for the testcase I gave you.


Hi ssjgz, found the mistake thanks. The code still does not pass #Task0 but passes #Task1. I want to know mistake or test case for the solution to fail.


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Consider the testcase:

1 2 3 4 5 6 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
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Thanks ssjgz. Found the mistakes. Was able to run both test cases correctly. Thanks for all the help.

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The problem is very poorly written!

can someone pls tell where i am getting it wrong ?
it gives WA.
suggestion for any test case

Your solution fails on the sample test input - your output has to match the expected output exactly, remember!

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just updated the link.
can you pls check again