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CCC Competition

I participated in the Canadian Computing Competition(CCC). The CCC is a programming competition as the name suggests. The competition is three hours long, and in that period, the contestants are to write programs for 5 different problems. The problems usually are about calculating all possibilities for an activity. The fifth problem gets really hard. In this contest, I got 60/75 points, and the cut-line for Honourable Mentions was 61 points, which I was very disappointed about. However out of 3017 junior contestants, I got top 80, which is top 3% of the participants, and that was unbelievable to me at first. So, I am happy, but disappointed at the same time, so I promised to myself that I will do better next year.