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itWinners Announced for Apprentice Problem 2, Sums of Consecutive
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<div class="field field-name-comment-body field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p> Quoting <a href="/en-us/profile/334924/" rel="nofollow">Jeff Kataoka (Intel)</a><br />
Each input data set was judged individually. The weights of data sets used in performance scoring were equivalent.</p>
<p>Successful contest entries that found all possible number sets in less than 10 minutes were ranked based on their execution time and got performance points according a linear scale.
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<p>I see the linear scale within each data set (twice as fast = twice as many points) but I'm having difficulty understanding how the data sets were weighted equally. Can anyone explain why more points were awarded on data set 1 than on data set 4? Even more puzzling are data sets 5 and 6 because the timings are comparable but the points are not.</p>
<p>I'm not complaining! Just trying to make sense of the math. Thanks,</p>
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<p>- Rick LaMont</p>
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