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Sunday, November 2, 2008

The results are in

My group placed 3rd out of 21 teams in our school's ACM programming contest! We'll go on to represent the University of Washington at the regional tournament, along with the other two top teams from the UW.

The contest was to complete as many of 8 challenges as possible in 4 hours. Only three teams including ours completed 5 problems right, but we had the slowest time to do so. Some of the problems were actually kind of fun.

For example, this problem involved finding a specific kind of prime number variant named an "H-number semi-prime."

The regional tournament is on November 15 at the University of Oregon, can't wait!

(The rest of the problems/solutions are here.)

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