CCC '20 J4 - Cyclic Shifts

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Time limit: 1.0s
Memory limit: 512M

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Canadian Computing Competition: 2020 Stage 1, Junior #4

Thuc likes finding cyclic shifts of strings. A cyclic shift of a string is obtained by moving characters from the beginning of the string to the end of the string. We also consider a string to be a cyclic shift of itself. For example, the cyclic shifts of ABCDE are:


Given some text, T, and a string, S, determine if T contains a cyclic shift of S.

Input Specification

The input will consist of exactly two lines containing only uppercase letters. The first line will be the text T, and the second line will be the string S. Each line will contain at most 1000 characters.

For 6 of the 15 available marks, S will be exactly 3 characters in length.

Output Specification

Output yes if the text, T, contains a cyclic shift of the string, S. Otherwise, output no.

Sample Input 1


Output for Sample Input 1


Explanation of Output for Sample Input 1

CDEAB is a cyclic shift of ABCDE and is contained in the text ABCCDEABAA.

Sample Input 2


Output for Sample Input 2


Explanation of Output for Sample Input 2

The cyclic shifts of ABA are ABA, BAA, and AAB. None of these shifts are contained in the text ABCDDEBCAB.


  • 1
    devnarula  commented on March 25, 2020, 11:42 p.m.

    Can anyone explain what's wrong with my program?

    • 2
      ross_cleary  commented on March 26, 2020, 11:43 a.m.

      Hashing isn't required, and your algorithm checks if a permutation of S occurs in T, and not all permutations are cyclic shifts.