Unfortunately, under time pressure, I made a small mistake in my solution to the fourth problem, and so I won't be participating in Round 3 this year. On the bright side, at least I'll get a nice T-shirt for my troubles. And you get to read another one of my write-ups!
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The scoreboard has been updated. 395 people scored 100 points. The minimum score necessary to advance is 85 points, and that covers the top 560.
In the context of the entire contest, Round 1 is quite unique, because it's the only round where accuracy is of critical importance and solution speed does not matter (that is, as long as you manage to solve the problems within 24 hours). Last year, my accuracy was less than perfect and I failed to advance. Hopefully, I did better this year!
Fortunally, the problems were not too difficult. Let's have a look!
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Over the past few years I've been posting my analysis of the problems on my blog, and I thought I might as well continue the tradition. As usual, there are major spoilers ahead, as well as code, and some bonus questions for those that managed to solve all the problems already. So let's begin!
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