First of all , I want to say thankyou to problem setters .Those problems remind my higher schooling math.

Another one , codechef long challenge division 2 becoming math exam because most of the questions are math related and a formula we need to derive.

Instead of giving these type of questions just give some good algorithm based questions so that we can learn them and compete with good programmers

If you agree just give me upvote

Agreeâ€¦

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Totally agree with this.Problem clearly was 3rd & 4th questions.They were just too easy.Just making problem statement long doesnâ€™t mean you increase difficulty.Thatâ€™s clearly evident from number of submissions too.I believe 5th & 6th should have been 3rd & 4th.Both Art of Balance & Manhattan were really good questions.Canâ€™t upvote because donâ€™t have enough reputation points

Problem solving and Coding is all about math. If you good at math you easily derive a new equationâ€™s for new problems, BTW this long challenge not a lunchtime or cookoff where you find a problems where pre-defined algorithms fitâ€™s.

Long challenge itâ€™s a place where you can take a time and create your own algorithm using math and finally you solve a problem.

I really enjoy this LONG CHALLENGE, really it refresh all the fundamentals of GEMEOTRY,PROBABILITY and BASIC MATHâ€™s.

A very well thanks to setterâ€™s.

Yes ofcourse we enjoyed a lot but my question is just put some questions related to algorithms where previous long challenges had atleast 3 algo based questions for division 2 so that people learn new concepts.i donâ€™t think these contest have such problems it just remind us geometry and probability not new algorithms and programming is all about math but we need to take care of computer fundamentals like data structures and algorithms also those are very important too

Iâ€™ll tell you one thing. Many people get stuck in these problems as well. Itâ€™s good that these problems are set so that you can brush up your higher mathematical skills and remain updated. Overall a good contest.

Well most of the questions were just math.Please try to add one question on DP also.

I observe one thing that every long challenge belongs to some common concept, this time itâ€™s math turn maybe.

Totally agreeâ€¦ Not Saying That these type of questions should be removed completely but instead of most of the questions being based on math, it should have some algo or some other type of problems. Like i personally really liked the **Art of Balance** Question that was asked this time. Took me alot of time to solve that.

lolâ€¦ next two were DP only(practice question for div2)â€¦ you should have tried themâ€¦ I was stuck there since first day of long challengeâ€¦

Well you have plenty of platforms for improving maths skillsâ€¦ codechef is competitive programming platformâ€¦

Why donâ€™t you try maths there ?

I would have understood if there were like two three problems of mathsâ€¦ but this time all 7 were mostly so simpleâ€¦ without DSAâ€¦

**Problem solving and Coding is all about math**

It shouldnâ€™t be only math otherwise its not a programming question in the first placeâ€¦ Yes,it can include mathsâ€¦

I ll have a look but problems in long challenge before January were really amazing.

we had problems like HMAPPY,INTXOR,GMEDIAN and many more they included mathematicsleft. too but were way better. Maybe some of the problem setters

Not saying that questions this time were not good. They were also good but the easiest problem in DIV1 could be replaced with something better.

this time contest was very easy imoâ€¦

Hey @goutam88 , mathematics is undeniably a part of coding. Algorithms, think about Divide and Conquer and there comes masterâ€™s theorem. Even for dp problems you have to build recursive solution first, bit manipulation is also about maths. I found this long challenge quite decent, maybe it was not suitable for some. And yes it contained DP, Tree and Graph theory problems too. So the moral of the story is that *one should try and learn maths when scoring AC is this much easy and yes, codechef problem setters can also be a bit more variantâ€¦*

**There awaits next LONG challenge**

Good brush up on middle school maths

Yes ofcourse programming is all about math but not in this way like formula based this will lead lot of people do cheating â€¦yeah we need problems related bit manipulation and some algo questions atleast 2 or 3 in division 2 guys so that they can try algos rather than math