[POJ 3258] River Hopscotch【二分答案】

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Time Limit: 2000MS Memory Limit: 65536K


Every year the cows hold an event featuring a peculiar version of hopscotch that involves carefully jumping from rock to rock in a river. The excitement takes place on a long, straight river with a rock at the start and another rock at the end, L units away from the start (1 ≤ L ≤ 1,000,000,000). Along the river between the starting and ending rocks, N (0 ≤ N ≤ 50,000) more rocks appear, each at an integral distance Di from the start (0 < Di < L).

To play the game, each cow in turn starts at the starting rock and tries to reach the finish at the ending rock, jumping only from rock to rock. Of course, less agile cows never make it to the final rock, ending up instead in the river.

Farmer John is proud of his cows and watches this event each year. But as time goes by, he tires of watching the timid cows of the other farmers limp across the short distances between rocks placed too closely together. He plans to remove several rocks in order to increase the shortest distance a cow will have to jump to reach the end. He knows he cannot remove the starting and ending rocks, but he calculates that he has enough resources to remove up to rocks (0 ≤ M ≤ N).

FJ wants to know exactly how much he can increase the shortest distance *before* he starts removing the rocks. Help Farmer John determine the greatest possible shortest distance a cow has to jump after removing the optimal set of M rocks.


Line 1: Three space-separated integers: LN, and M
Lines 2..N+1: Each line contains a single integer indicating how far some rock is away from the starting rock. No two rocks share the same position.


Line 1: A single integer that is the maximum of the shortest distance a cow has to jump after removing M rocks

Sample Input

25 5 2

Sample Output



Before removing any rocks, the shortest jump was a jump of 2 from 0 (the start) to 2. After removing the rocks at 2 and 14, the shortest required jump is a jump of 4 (from 17 to 21 or from 21 to 25).


USACO 2006 December Silver


首先将坐标排序,并将终点等价于 Rock[N + 1],便于处理。

然后二分单次跳跃最小距离,check 时模拟跳跃,若当前距离小于最小距离,则必须移除该石块。

Code: O(nlogn) [360K, 125MS]

using namespace std;

int L, N, M, Rock[50005];

inline bool check(const int &minDis){
	int curPos = 0, removeCnt = 0; 
	for(register int i = 1;; i++){
		while(i <= N + 1 && Rock[i] - curPos < minDis) removeCnt++, i++;
		if(i > N + 1) break;
		if(removeCnt > M) return 0;  // Improve efficiency
		curPos = Rock[i];
	return removeCnt <= M;

int main(){
	scanf("%d%d%d", &L, &N, &M);
	for(register int i = 1; i <= N; i++) scanf("%d", Rock + i);
	sort(Rock + 1, Rock + N + 1), Rock[N + 1] = L;  // Simplify handling
	int lft = 1, rt = L;
	while(lft < rt){
		int mid = lft + rt + 1 >> 1;
		if(check(mid)) lft = mid;
		else rt = mid - 1;
	printf("%d\n", lft);
	return 0;



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