The 2000 NMU ACM Practice Contest was held from 5:00 to 10:00 P.M. EDT on Thursday 26 October 2000 at Northern Michigan University. The contest was attended by 4 teams. The purpose of the contest is to determine which two teams from NMU will attend the North Central North America ACM Regional Programming Contest this year as well as to provide our teams with practice. Since only two teams expressed interest in being NMU's official representatives, this contest served as practice only.

The teams were as follows:

Competing officially:

Boy Wonder--Renaye Jurczak, Sarah Larson, Dave Newman
The Matrix--Mike Kowalczyk, Carlo Razetto, Denny Vandenberg

Competing unofficially:

Hobos with Guns--Russell Langkawel, Joe Schmeltzer, Carey Stortz
The Unofficial Programmers--Ben DuPont, Keith Rutkowski

The contest consisted of 6 problems to be solved over a 5 hour period.

Here is the list of problems.

Below is the list of test input files, correct output files, and sample solutions. There were many ways to solve the problems, of course. These solutions were developed using the C++ compiler of DJGPP (the Gnu C Compiler for Windows).

Problem 1
Problem 1 Input File
Problem 1 Output File
Problem 1 Solution

Problem 2
Problem 2 Input File
Problem 2 Output File
Problem 2 Solution

Problem 3
Problem 3 Input File
Problem 3 Output File
Problem 3 Solution

Problem 4
Problem 4 Input File
Problem 4 Output File
Problem 4 Solution

Problem 5
Problem 5 Input File
Problem 5 Output File
Problem 5 Solution

Problem 6
Problem 6 Input File
Problem 6 Output File
Problem 6 Solution

Here are the complete results. Congratulations to The Matrix for winning the Practice Contest.