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I found this task here.

Given the ith (1<=i<=35) Fibonacci number F(i) calculate the sum of the ith till i+9th number F(i)+F(i+1)+...+F(i+9) and the last digit of the i+246th one F(i+246)

I have been trying to solve this using python and some tricks(Binnet's formula and a tricky recurrence):

 f=lambda n:((1+5**.5)**n-(1-5**.5)**n)/(2**n*5**.5)
 exec"n=input();print int(55*f(n)+88*f(n+1)+f(n+6)%10);"*input()

but I didn't yet managed to squeeze thought the give source code limit which is 111 and mine is 115,any hints how to improve my solution?

I am a rather newbie to python so any sort of help resulting in a successful solution will be much appreciated.

Thanks,

PS:After posting the same question in stackoverflow I thought that this should be more appropriate here as this site is precisely for Puzzles and Codegolf.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Can you really not factor out 5**.5? \$\endgroup\$ – Peter Taylor Apr 6 '11 at 12:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Peter:Thanks,I missed that somehow :-( \$\endgroup\$ – Quixotic Apr 6 '11 at 12:37
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    \$\begingroup\$ Don't double post, if the mods on SO judge your question to be better suited for this site they will move it here. \$\endgroup\$ – aaaaaaaaaaaa Apr 6 '11 at 14:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ As for golfing, you are doing it wrong, you don't need the fast formula, you need the short formula, and there is incidentally some extremely short formula to be found for this problem. Binet's is probably longer than the normal recurrence implementation, and if you really must use Binet's you can skip the -(1-5**.5)**n part and just round the result. \$\endgroup\$ – aaaaaaaaaaaa Apr 6 '11 at 15:02
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GolfScript 28 26 characters

Since the problem is here we might as well golf it. Anyone who plan on participating on spoj.pl better close their eyes while they read this.

~](;{11.@5+{.@+}*;.10%+n}%

It basically says: For all input, start with the numbers 11 and 11, do input+5 Fibonacci iterations, discard the highest of the two results, add itself mod 10 to the lowest result, done. As a formula this can be describes as 11*Fib(input+6) + (11*Fib(input+6)) mod 10.

Why does this work? It is simply a condensed way of calculating two second identities in the same run, one could start at [0 1] and [55 89], do a run on both of the same length and subtract the first result from the second to get the sum of a series of 10 Fibonacci numbers, but one may as well do the subtraction on the initial sets, thus getting the set [55 88], that can be stepped back a few steps to [11 11] which is short to write.

The Fibonacci series mod 10 has a period of 60, so Fib(i+246) mod 10 = Fib(i+6) mod 10.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Ehh could you please un-golf in English ?! \$\endgroup\$ – Quixotic Apr 6 '11 at 19:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ Description is reasonable, use ~] and n}% (or p}%) to save a couple more characters. \$\endgroup\$ – Nabb Apr 8 '11 at 7:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks, now I wonder why I continue forgetting such simple stuff? \$\endgroup\$ – aaaaaaaaaaaa Apr 8 '11 at 10:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ Accepted as you shown a very short procedure. \$\endgroup\$ – Quixotic Apr 8 '11 at 12:57
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Python, 99 98 93 characters

F=[0,1]
exec'F+=[F[-2]+F[-1]];'*300
exec'G=F[input():];print sum(G[:10])+G[246]%10;'*input()
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  • \$\begingroup\$ Could you please explain G=F[input():]? I can understand what it is doing but what I can't is how and why? Thanks, \$\endgroup\$ – Quixotic Apr 6 '11 at 19:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ It just takes the input (i) and grabs a slice of F starting at that input. It is equivalent to doing i=input() then using F[i:i+10] and F[i+246], but a bit shorter. \$\endgroup\$ – Keith Randall Apr 6 '11 at 19:41
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    \$\begingroup\$ If you use Binnet's formula+eBusiness idea you can reach 72 bytes python and with some crazy golfing even 62 bytes. \$\endgroup\$ – Quixotic Apr 10 '11 at 11:35
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Perl, 78

sub F{$c=shift;$c>1?F($c-2)+F($c-1):$c}$_=<>;$x=F($_+11)-F($_+1);print$x+$x%10

This makes use of my observation that

  • the sum of F(i) to F(i+9) is equal to F(i+11) − F(i+1) — proof:

       F(i) + F(i+1) + F(i+2) + F(i+3) + F(i+4) + F(i+5) + F(i+6) + F(i+7) + F(i+8) + F(i+9)
    =      F(i+2)    +     F(i+4)      +     F(i+6)      +     F(i+8)      +    F(i+10)
    =      F(i+2)    - F(i+3) + F(i+5) +     F(i+6)      +     F(i+8)      +    F(i+10)
    =           -F(i+1)       +      F(i+7)              +     F(i+8)      +    F(i+10)
    =           -F(i+1)       +              F(i+9)                        +    F(i+10)
    =           -F(i+1)       +                           F(i+11)
    
  • F(i+246) mod 10 is equal to (F(i+11) − F(i+1)) mod 10 (discovered by experimentation; no idea how to prove this)

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  • \$\begingroup\$ User mohit would like to see that proof but can not yet comment. \$\endgroup\$ – dmckee Jun 16 '11 at 16:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ @dmckee, @mohit: Added \$\endgroup\$ – Timwi Jun 16 '11 at 23:32

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