Abacus'17-OLPC Geek Tree Solution

Hello, the contest Abacus’17 has just finished. Can somebody tell how to solve the problem, Geek Tree.

link - https://www.codechef.com/ABCS2017/problems/ABCS01

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Can someone tell the solution for this problem too : https://www.codechef.com/ABCS2017/problems/ABCS05


In this problem,try drawing a matrix to come up with a solution.
You will observe a pattern.

If u still can’t figure it out, tell me and I’ll tell u the full solution.

Okay I will try Thanks :slight_smile:

This u can do easily bu using a dfs and BIT or segment tree.Basically as u go into a branch during dfs u update the node value in BIT.Then u do a search for all values in the range [s-k,s+k] in the ancestors where “s” is the current node value because all those values will be counted as pairs with s.
Here is when u will use BIT to find this value:


U find this in O(log n).Then update this current node’s value in BIT before going to its children.
By doing this u can find the answer for all vertices and hence for the whole subtree.

See my code for reference : https://www.codechef.com/viewsolution/13109792

Happy coding :wink:


Thanks although I don’t know BIT or segment trees yet. So, I’ll probably try this problem later.

Can you please elaborate your answer? What will you get in ans after performing this query? And why there is a need of update in this offline query?

try solving this