You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile.

I took part in Codeforces 174 Division II and here are my solutions for some of the problems.

## A. Cows and primitive roots

Problem description.### Solution:

#### Complicated version:

Stick to the problem definition and make the tests, we need a modpow function. Complexity: $O(n^2)$.

` ````
#include <iostream>
#include <cstdio>
#include <cstdlib>
#include <algorithm>
using namespace std;
long long modpow(long long b, int p, long long m)
{
long long mod = 1;
while (p) {
if (p%2 == 1)
mod = (mod * b)%m;
b = (b * b)%m;
p /= 2;
}
return mod;
}
int main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
int count = 0;
long long p, x;
cin >> p;
for (x = 2; x < p; x++) {
bool isPrimitive = true;
for (int y = 1; y <= p - 2; y++)
if (modpow(x, y, p) == 1)
isPrimitive = false;
if (modpow(x, p - 1, p) != 1)
isPrimitive = false;
if (isPrimitive) {
count++;
}
}
if (p == 2)
count++;
cout << count << endl;
return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}
```

This problem took me about an hour, I am out of practice, I didn't remember well how to implement the modpow function and I wanted to do it by myself.

#### Simplified version:

I found this formula in wikipedia:

The number of primitive roots modulo n, if there are any, is equal to $ \varphi\left(\varphi\left(n\right)\right) $

Where $\varphi\left(n\right) $ is defined as: How many numbers $m$($1 \leq m < n$) are relatively prime to $n$, i.e. $gcd(n, m) = 1$. Since $p$ in the problem is guaranteed to be prime then $\varphi\left(p\right) = p - 1$ and we only need to compute $\varphi\left(p - 1\right)$, this can be done easily in $O(n)$.

` ````
#include <iostream>
#include <cstdio>
#include <cstdlib>
#include <algorithm>
using namespace std;
int gcd(int a, int b)
{
if (b == 0)
return a;
else
return gcd(b, a%b);
}
int main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
int p, phi, count = 0;
cin >> p;
phi = p - 1;
for (int i = 1; i < phi; i++)
if (gcd(phi, i) == 1)
count++;
if (p == 2)
count++;
cout << count << endl;
return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}
```

## B. Cows and Poker Game

Problem description.### Solution:

Count the occurrences of 'F's and 'A's. If the occurrences of 'I' is 0 the answer is the number of occurences of 'A's, if the occurrences of 'I' is exactly 1 the answer is 1, in other case the answer is 0. This is the solution that I sent during the contest. Complexity: $O(n)$.

` ````
#include <iostream>
#include <cstdio>
#include <cstdlib>
#include <algorithm>
using namespace std;
const int BUFFER_SIZE = 200 * 1024;
char buffer[BUFFER_SIZE];
int main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
int n, i, A = 0, F = 0, ans = 0;
scanf("%d\n", &n);
for (i = 0; i < n; i++)
buffer[i] = getchar();
for (i = 0; i < n; i++)
if (buffer[i] == 'A')
A++;
else if (buffer[i] == 'F')
F++;
for (i = 0; i < n; i++) {
if ((buffer[i] == 'I') && ((A + F) + 1 == n)) {
ans++;
} else if ((buffer[i] == 'A') && ((A + F) == n)) {
ans++;
}
}
cout << ans << endl;
return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}
```

## C. Cows and Sequence

Problem description.### Solution:

I wasn't able to solve this problem during the contest, the idea described here is from the editorial and my implementation is based on Efremov_licesos's solution.

**Q**: If the solution is described in the editorial Why to write about it again?

**A**: Because sometimes the solutions described in the editorials are very abstract and it's almost always hard to understand other contestants' solutions(many contestants are very intelligent but their code is cryptic and ugly ...no offense).

If the operations were only 1 and 2 you can solve the problem keeping the sum of the additions to existing elements or new elements. The hard part is operation 3, How to know what is the value of the last element after some aditions? The idea is to use two arrays, an array B to store the new values($k_i$), and an array A to store the additions(operation 1). A picture is worth a thousand words.

The value of the last element is `(A[n] * n) - (A[n] * (n-1)) + B[n]`

, or graphically.

I hope with this the code be more understandable.

Complexity: $O(n)$.

` ````
#include <iostream>
#include <cstdio>
#include <cstdlib>
using namespace std;
int A[200010];
int B[200010];
int main(int argc, char **argv)
{
int size = 0;
int type, i, n, a, x, k;
long long sum = 0;
scanf("%d", &n);
B[size++] = 0;
for (i = 0; i < n; i++) {
scanf("%d", &type);
if (type == 1) {
scanf("%d %d", &a, &x);
A[a] += x;
sum += a * x;
} else if (type == 2) {
scanf("%d", &k);
B[size++] = k;
sum += k;
} else {
sum -= A[size] * size;
sum += A[size] * (size - 1);
A[size-1] += A[size];
A[size] = 0;
sum -= B[--size];
}
printf("%.10lf\n", (double)sum/size);
}
return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}
```

### D. Not solved yet.

### E. Not solved yet.

Comments of corrections are welcome. Bye!