The 2001 NMU ACM Practice Contest was held from 1:00 to 6:00 P.M. EDT on Saturday 20 October 2001 at Northern Michigan University. The contest was attended by 4 teams. The original 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. However, since a rule change allows for an unlimited number of competing teams, this contest served as practice only.

The teams were as follows:


HOBOS WITH GUNS--Russ Langkawel, Joe Schmeltzer, Carey Stortz
MYSTIC SUCCESS--Rocco Carello, Dan Crosscup, Bryan Langer
SUCKS AT CHESS--Bob Lindquist, Dave Porta, John Wilson

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

Below is the list of problems, 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 Mystic Success for winning the Practice Contest.