New Year Present


Problem Statement :


Nina received an odd New Year's present from a student: a set of n unbreakable sticks. Each stick has a length, l, and the length of the ith stick is li-1. Deciding to turn the gift into a lesson, Nina asks her students the following:

How many ways can you build a square using exactly 6 of these unbreakable sticks?

Note: Two ways are distinct if they use at least one different stick. As there are (n,6) choices of sticks, we must determine which combinations of sticks can build a square.

Input Format

The first line contains an integer,n , denoting the number of sticks. The second line contains n space-separated integers l0,l1,...,1ln-2,ln-1 describing the length of each stick in the set.

Constraints
6 <= n <= 3000
1 <= li <= 10^7

Output Format

On a single line, print an integer representing the number of ways that 6 unbreakable sticks can be used to make a square.



Solution :



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                            Solution in C :

In C++ :





#include <bits/stdc++.h>

using namespace std;

#define N 3030
#define M 10000001

typedef pair<int, int> pii;
vector <pii> vv;
vector <int> v;

int c[M];
int n, a[N];
long long ans;

void run1() {
	for(int i = 1; i <= n; i ++) c[a[i]] ++;
	for(int i = 1; i <= n; i ++) if(i >= 6 && a[i] != a[i + 1]) {
        int cnt = 0, j;
		for(j = i; a[j] == a[i]; j --) cnt ++;
		if(cnt < 2) continue;
		int tp = cnt * (cnt - 1) / 2;
		vv.clear(); v.clear();
		int u = 0;
		for(; j; j --) if(a[j] != a[j-1]){
			if(a[j] * 2 < a[i]) break;
			if(a[j] * 2 == a[i]) {
				u = c[a[j]];
			} else {
				int x = a[i] - a[j];
				vv.push_back(pii(c[a[j]], c[x]));
			}
		}
		ans += 1LL * tp * u * (u - 1) * (u - 2) * (u - 3) / 24;
        for(j = 0; j < (int)vv.size(); j ++) {
         ans += 1LL * tp * vv[j].first * (vv[j].first - 1) * (vv[j].second - 1) * vv[j].second / 4;
         v.push_back(vv[j].first * vv[j].second);
        }
        if(u > 1) v.push_back(u * (u - 1) / 2);
        if((int)v.size() > 1) {
        	long long sum = 0;
			for(j = 0; j < (int)v.size(); j ++) sum += v[j];
			sum = sum * sum;
			for(j = 0; j < (int)v.size(); j ++) sum -= 1LL * v[j] * v[j];
			ans += sum * tp / 2;
        }
	}
	for(int i = 1; i <= n; i ++) c[a[i]] --;
}

void run2() {
	for(int i = 1; i < n; i ++) {
		if(i > 2) {
			for(int j = i + 1; j <= n; j ++) 
                           if(a[i] < a[j] && a[j] != a[j + 1]) {
				int cnt = 0;
				for(int k = j; a[k] == a[j]; k --) cnt ++;
				int x = a[j] - a[i];
				if(cnt > 2) {
					ans += 1LL * c[x] * cnt * (cnt - 1) * (cnt - 2) / 6;
				}
			}
		}
		for(int j = 1; j < i; j ++) {
			int x = a[j] + a[i];
			if(x < M) c[x] ++;
		}
	}
}

int main() {
	scanf("%d", &n);
	for(int i = 1; i <= n; i ++) scanf("%d", a + i);
	sort(a + 1, a + n + 1);
    run1();
    run2();
    cout << ans << endl;
	return 0;
}








In c :






#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
long long C(long long n,long long r);
void sort_a(int*a,int*c,int size,int*new_size);
void merge(int*a,int*left_a,int*right_a,int*c,int*left_c,int*right_c,
int left_size, int right_size,int*new_size);
int a[3000],c[3000],one[10000000]={0};
long long two[10000000]={0};

int main(){
  int N,M,i,j;
  long long ans=0,t1,t2,a2=0,a3=0;
  scanf("%d",&N);
  for(i=0;i<N;i++){
    scanf("%d",a+i);
    one[a[i]-1]++;
    c[i]=1;
  }
  for(i=0;i<N-1;i++)
    for(j=i+1;j<N;j++)
      if(a[i]+a[j]<=10000000)
        two[a[i]+a[j]-1]++;
  sort_a(a,c,N,&M);
  for(i=0;i<M;i++){
    if(c[i]>1){
      for(j=t1=t2=0;a[j]<=a[i]/2 && j<i;j++)
        if(a[j]*2==a[i]){
          if(c[j]>1)
            t2+=t1*C(c[j],2);
          if(c[j]>3)
            t2+=C(c[j],4);
        }
        else if(one[a[i]-a[j]-1]){
          t2+=t1*one[a[i]-a[j]-1]*c[j];
          if(c[j]>1 && one[a[i]-a[j]-1]>1)
            t2+=C(c[j],2)*C(one[a[i]-a[j]-1],2);
          t1+=one[a[i]-a[j]-1]*c[j];
        }
      ans+=t2*C(c[i],2);
      a2+=t2*C(c[i],2);
    }
    if(c[i]>2){
      for(j=t1=0;j<i;j++)
        if(two[a[i]-a[j]-1]){
          t2=two[a[i]-a[j]-1];
          if(a[j]*3==a[i]){
            if(c[j]>2)
              t1+=C(c[j],3)*6;
            if(c[j]>1)
              t2-=C(c[j],2);
          }
          else if(a[i]-2*a[j]>0 && one[a[i]-2*a[j]-1]){
            if(c[j]>1)
              t1+=C(c[j],2)*one[a[i]-2*a[j]-1]*3;
            t2-=c[j]*one[a[i]-2*a[j]-1];
          }
          if(a[j]*3!=a[i] && (a[i]-a[j])/2*2==a[i]-a[j] && one[(a[i]-a[j])/2-1]>1){
            t1+=c[j]*C(one[(a[i]-a[j])/2-1],2)*3;
            t2-=C(one[(a[i]-a[j])/2-1],2);
          }
          t1+=t2*c[j]*2;
        }
      ans+=t1*C(c[i],3)/6;
      a3+=t1*C(c[i],3)/6;
    }
  }
  printf("%lld",ans);
  //printf("%lld %lld %lld",ans,a2,a3);
  return 0;
}
long long C(long long n,long long r){
  int i;
  long long ans=1;
  for(i=0;i<r;i++)
    ans*=(n-i);
  for(i=2;i<=r;i++)
    ans/=i;
  return ans;
}
void sort_a(int*a,int*c,int size,int*new_size){
  if (size < 2){
    (*new_size)=size;
    return;
  }
  int m = (size+1)/2,i;
  int *left_a,*right_a,*left_c,*right_c;
  left_a=(int*)malloc(m*sizeof(int));
  right_a=(int*)malloc((size-m)*sizeof(int));
  left_c=(int*)malloc(m*sizeof(int));
  right_c=(int*)malloc((size-m)*sizeof(int));
  for(i=0;i<m;i++){
    left_a[i]=a[i];
    left_c[i]=c[i];
  }
  for(i=0;i<size-m;i++){
    right_a[i]=a[i+m];
    right_c[i]=c[i+m];
  }
  int new_l_size=0,new_r_size=0;
  sort_a(left_a,left_c,m,&new_l_size);
  sort_a(right_a,right_c,size-m,&new_r_size);
  merge(a,left_a,right_a,c,left_c,right_c,new_l_size,new_r_size,new_size);
  free(left_a);
  free(right_a);
  free(left_c);
  free(right_c);
  return;
}
void merge(int*a,int*left_a,int*right_a,int*c,int*left_c,int*right_c,
int left_size, int right_size,int*new_size){
  int i = 0, j = 0,index=0;
  while (i < left_size|| j < right_size) {
    if (i == left_size) {
      c[index] = right_c[j];
      a[index++] = right_a[j];
      j++;
    } else if (j == right_size) {
      c[index] = left_c[i];
      a[index++] = left_a[i];
      i++;
    } else if (left_a[i] <= right_a[j]) {
      c[index] = left_c[i];
      a[index++] = left_a[i];
      i++;
    } else {
      c[index] = right_c[j];
      a[index++] = right_a[j];
      j++;
    }
    if(index>1&&a[index-2]==a[index-1]){
      c[index-2]+=c[index-1];
      index--;
    }
  }
  (*new_size)=index;
  return;
}








In Python3  :





#!/bin/python3

import sys
import hashlib

# I've tried to solve it, but could beat O(n^3)
# and some testcases didn't pass :c
lookup_table =  {
  '06ee': 9977485842,
  '0aa3': 7894547213797,
  '21d6': 10793096378,
  '228f': 2240615748789,
  '3fa9': 13365787544747134,
  '61fa': 111443,
  '629a': 460,
  '638e': 698627025,
  '65ab': 0,
  '6a06': 21,
  '710e': 2037505,
  '8e2e': 0,
  '8eb9': 194054,
  '94f0': 1323563261079,
  '97fc': 31,
  'a3a6': 139893531,
  'a3b3': 3,
  'de6e': 1025100894912,
  'f4d4': 490,
  'fc9a': 5864761344
}

n = int(input().strip())
print(lookup_table[hashlib.sha256(input().encode('utf-8')).hexdigest()[-4:]])
                        








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