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Problem 425: Prime connection
(see projecteuler.net/problem=425)
Two positive numbers A and B are said to be connected (denoted by A \leftrightarrow B) if one of these conditions holds:
(1) A and B have the same length and differ in exactly one digit; for example, 123 \leftrightarrow 173.
(2) Adding one digit to the left of A (or B) makes B (or A); for example, 23 \leftrightarrow 223 and 123 \leftrightarrow 23.
We call a prime P a 2's relative if there exists a chain of connected primes between 2 and P and no prime in the chain exceeds P.
For example, 127 is a 2's relative. One of the possible chains is shown below:
2 \leftrightarrow 3 \leftrightarrow 13 \leftrightarrow 113 \leftrightarrow 103 \leftrightarrow 107 \leftrightarrow 127
However, 11 and 103 are not 2's relatives.
Let F(N) be the sum of the primes <= N which are not 2's relatives.
We can verify that F(10^3) = 431 and F(10^4) = 78728.
Find F(10^7).
My Algorithm
My solution consists of four parts:
1. run a prime sieve (up to 10^7)
2. find which primes are directly connected to each prime
3. find the paths between 2 and every prime where the highest number along the path is minimized
4. count all number that are either not connected to 2 or where the highest number along the path exceed that prime
Step 1 can be solved easily by copying my standard prime sieve from my toolbox.
Step 2 is encapsulated in the findEdges
function. It iterates over all prime numbers and increments each digit until it reaches 9.
There is no need to decrement a digit because those were already processes in previous iterations.
For example, 103 is connected to 113. When processed 103, it will encounter 113 and add that connection 103 → 113
as well 113 → 103
in connected
.
Then 113 only has to look at 123, 133, 143, ... (as well as playing around with the first and last digit).
Prepending a digit is the same as pretending that the current number has a leading zero and treating it like any other digit.
Note: initially I worked with std::string
s instead of my current "numbers only" approach but that was obviously very slow.
Step 3 is performed by findLowestPaths
: beginning with 2 I trace the paths to all prime numbers.
A priority queue is initially filled with 2 only and then all its connected primes are added.
Each iteration picks the lowest number from the priority queue and adds its connected prime numbers if their path to 2 either
wasn't observed so far or is optimized in the current iteration.
The final step adds those numbers that don't exist in best
or where best[x] > x
, that means the best path to 2 contains a higher number.
Interactive test
You can submit your own input to my program and it will be instantly processed at my server:
This is equivalent toecho 10000 | ./425
Output:
Note: the original problem's input 10000000
cannot be entered
because just copying results is a soft skill reserved for idiots.
(this interactive test is still under development, computations will be aborted after one second)
My code
… was written in C++11 and can be compiled with G++, Clang++, Visual C++. You can download it, too.
#include <iostream>
#include <vector>
#include <queue>
#include <unordered_map>
#include <algorithm>
#include <functional>
// ---------- standard prime sieve from my toolbox
// odd prime numbers are marked as "true" in a bitvector
std::vector<bool> sieve;
// return true, if x is a prime number
bool isPrime(unsigned int x)
{
// handle even numbers
if ((x & 1) == 0)
return x == 2;
// lookup for odd numbers
return sieve[x >> 1];
}
// find all prime numbers from 2 to size
void fillSieve(unsigned int size)
{
// store only odd numbers
const unsigned int half = size >> 1;
// allocate memory
sieve.resize(half, true);
// 1 is not a prime number
sieve[0] = false;
// process all relevant prime factors
for (unsigned int i = 1; 2 * i*i < half; i++)
// do we have a prime factor ?
if (sieve[i])
{
// mark all its multiples as false
unsigned int current = 3 * i + 1;
while (current < half)
{
sieve[current] = false;
current += 2 * i + 1;
}
}
}
// ---------- problem specific code ----------
typedef std::unordered_map<unsigned int, std::vector<unsigned int>> Edges;
// create graph
Edges findEdges(unsigned int limit)
{
Edges connected;
// pre-allocate some memory
connected.reserve(limit / 10);
for (unsigned int i = 2; i < limit; i++)
{
if (!isPrime(i))
continue;
const unsigned int MaxPos = 7;
// split i into its digits but keep their ten's exponents
// e.g. 1234 => split = { 4, 30, 200, 1000, 0, 0, 0 };
unsigned int split[MaxPos] = { 0,0,0,0,0,0,0 };
unsigned int shift = 1;
auto reduced = i;
for (unsigned int pos = 0; pos < MaxPos; pos++)
{
shift *= 10;
split[pos] = reduced % shift;
reduced -= reduced % shift;
}
shift = 1;
for (unsigned int pos = 0; shift < 10*i && shift < limit; pos++, shift *= 10)
{
auto current = i;
// analyze all bigger numbers
for (unsigned int digit = split[pos] + shift; digit <= 9 * shift; digit += shift)
{
current += shift;
if (isPrime(current))
{
// add if not existing (A => B)
if (std::find(connected[i].begin(), connected[i].end(), current) == connected[i].end())
connected[i].push_back(current);
// add if not existing (B => A)
if (std::find(connected[current].begin(), connected[current].end(), i) == connected[current].end())
{
// pre-allocate some memory
connected[current].reserve(8);
connected[current].push_back(i);
}
}
}
}
}
return connected;
}
typedef std::unordered_map<unsigned int, unsigned int> Best;
// return the minimized highest number between 2 and every prime
Best findLowestPaths(const Edges& connected)
{
// best[x] is the lowest number on the path between 2 and x
Best best;
std::priority_queue<unsigned int, std::vector<unsigned int>, std::greater<unsigned int> > todo;
todo.push(2);
while (!todo.empty())
{
auto current = todo.top();
todo.pop();
// highest number so far
auto top = best[current];
// include current number, too
if (top < current)
top = current;
auto connections = connected.find(current);
if (connections == connected.end())
continue;
for (auto edge : connections->second)
{
auto high = best[edge];
// no path or a worse path ?
if (high == 0 || top < high)
{
// update with best value so far
best[edge] = top;
// re-evaluate
todo.push(edge);
}
}
}
return best;
}
int main()
{
unsigned int limit = 10000000;
std::cin >> limit;
// generate enough primes
fillSieve(limit);
// create graph
auto connected = findEdges(limit);
// find best path from 2 to each prime
auto best = findLowestPaths(connected);
// count primes with a connection to 2
// or a path containing too high numbers
unsigned long long result = 0;
for (unsigned int i = 3; i < limit; i += 2)
if (isPrime(i) && (best[i] == 0 || best[i] > i))
result += i;
// that's it !
std::cout << result << std::endl;
return 0;
}
This solution contains 29 empty lines, 34 comments and 6 preprocessor commands.
Benchmark
The correct solution to the original Project Euler problem was found in 1.7 seconds on an Intel® Core™ i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz.
Peak memory usage was about 114 MByte.
(compiled for x86_64 / Linux, GCC flags: -O3 -march=native -fno-exceptions -fno-rtti -std=gnu++11 -DORIGINAL
)
See here for a comparison of all solutions.
Note: interactive tests run on a weaker (=slower) computer. Some interactive tests are compiled without -DORIGINAL
.
Changelog
August 6, 2017 submitted solution
August 6, 2017 added comments
Difficulty
Project Euler ranks this problem at 25% (out of 100%).
Links
projecteuler.net/thread=425 - the best forum on the subject (note: you have to submit the correct solution first)
Code in various languages:
Python github.com/Meng-Gen/ProjectEuler/blob/master/425.py (written by Meng-Gen Tsai)
Python github.com/nayuki/Project-Euler-solutions/blob/master/python/p425.py (written by Nayuki)
C++ github.com/roosephu/project-euler/blob/master/425.cpp (written by Yuping Luo)
Java github.com/nayuki/Project-Euler-solutions/blob/master/java/p425.java (written by Nayuki)
Java github.com/thrap/project-euler/blob/master/src/Java/Problem425.java (written by Magnus Solheim Thrap)
Those links are just an unordered selection of source code I found with a semi-automatic search script on Google/Bing/GitHub/whatever.
You will probably stumble upon better solutions when searching on your own. Maybe not all linked resources produce the correct result and/or exceed time/memory limits.
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Copyright
I hope you enjoy my code and learn something - or give me feedback how I can improve my solutions.
All of my solutions can be used for any purpose and I am in no way liable for any damages caused.
You can even remove my name and claim it's yours. But then you shall burn in hell.
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Thanks for all their endless effort !!!
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