Cookie Clicker Alpha – Problem B – Google Code Jam 2014 Qualification Round

Introduction

(Link to Question Page in Code Jam Website)
Cookie Clicker is a Javascript game by Orteil, where players click on a picture of a giant cookie. Clicking on the giant cookie gives them cookies. They can spend those cookies to buy buildings. Those buildings help them get even more cookies. Like this problem, the game is very cookie-focused. This problem has a similar idea, but it does not assume you have played Cookie Clicker. Please don’t go play it now: it might be a long time before you come back.

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Magic Trick – Problem A – Google Code Jam 2014 Qualification Round

Problem (Link to Question Page in Code Jam Website)

Recently you went to a magic show. You were very impressed by one of the tricks, so you decided to try to figure out the secret behind it!

The magician starts by arranging 16 cards in a square grid: 4 rows of cards, with 4 cards in each row. Each card has a different number from 1 to 16 written on the side that is showing. Next, the magician asks a volunteer to choose a card, and to tell him which row that card is in.

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