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In chess, each move of a knight consists of moving by two squares horizontally and one square vertically, or by one square horizontally and two squares vertically. A knight making one move from location (0,0) of an infinite chess board would end up at one of the following eight locations: (1,2), (-1,2), (1,-2), (-1,-2), (2,1), (-2,1), (2,-1), (-2,-1).
Starting from location (0,0), what is the minimum number of moves required for a knight to get to some other arbitrary location (x,y)?
Each line of input contains two integers x and y, each with absolute value at most one billion. The integers designate a location (x,y) on the infinite chess board. The final line contains the word END.
For each location in the input, output a line containing one integer, the minimum number of moves required for a knight to move from (0,0) to (x, y).
Sample Input: 1 2 2 4 END Sample Output: 1 2
|Time Limit:||1 sec|
|Source Limit:||50000 Bytes|
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