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Problem Statement

    We have a cyclic array A of length n. For each valid i, element i-1 the left neighbor of element i. Additionally, element n-1 is the left neighbor of element 0.

You are given two long[]s s and t, each with n elements. Currently, we have A[i] = s[i] for each valid i. Our goal is to have A[i] = t[i] for each valid i.

We can use two operations that modify the contents of A:
  • Operation L: Each element is increased by the value of its left neighbor.
  • Operation R: Each element is increased by the value of its right neighbor.
Note that all changes happen simultaneously. For example, if you use the operation L, the new value of A[7] is computed as the sum of the old value of A[7] and the old value of A[6].

If there is no way to reach the desired goal state, return "No solution". Otherwise return any valid way of doing so by using at most 100 operations. More precisely, return one valid sequence of operations encoded as a String of 'L's and 'R's.

If there are multiple valid solutions, you may return any of them. In particular, you are not required to find the shortest valid solution. Any valid solution will be accepted as long as its length does not exceed 100. We can prove that if there is an valid solution then there must exist one with length at most 100.


Parameters:long[], long[]
Method signature:String construct(long[] s, long[] t)
(be sure your method is public)


-s will contain between 2 and 50 elements, inclusive.
-s and t will contain the same number of elements.
-Each element in s will be between 0 and 1,000,000,000,000,000 (10^15) inclusive.
-Each element in t will be between 0 and 1,000,000,000,000,000 (10^15) inclusive.


Returns: "LL"
The first operation L will change A into {0,1,1,0,0} and then the second operation L will produce the array we wanted.
Returns: "No solution"
Even though A is cyclic, the precise indices matter. Here, s and t are two different configurations, and there is no valid way to change this s into this t.
Returns: "No solution"
Regardless of the type and order of operations all elements of A will always remain positive. However, t contains a zero. Therefore, t cannot be reached.
Returns: "RRRRR"
The sequence of five operations R will change the array A as follows: {1,0,0} -> {1,0,1} -> {1,1,2} -> {2,3,3} -> {5,6,5} -> {11,11,10}.
We start with A[0] = A[1] = 1, and we want A[0] = A[1] = 2^49. We can easily verify that in this case each operation changes A from {x, x} into {2x, 2x}. Therefore, any string of exactly 49 'L's and 'R's is a valid answer.
Returns: "No solution"
Returns: ""

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       Single Round Match 712 Round 1 - Division I, Level One