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Amortized analysis deals with analyzing the average amount of work done per operation over a series of operations. In some cases, the average amount of work done per operation is dramatically less than the worst case analysis indicates.
A typical example is counting the number of times a bit is flipped in a ripple-carry counter. A ripple-carry counter is an implementation of a binary counter where incrementing from B to B+1 is done in the following manner. Say the binary number is represented as B = bn-1b_n-2...b_1b0 where bi is the bit corresponding to 2i. B is increased to B+1 in the following manner:
i := 0
while bi == 1
bi := 0
i := i+1
bi := 1
This doesn't account for overflow when increasing from 2n-1 to 2n, but we'll ignore that error for this problem.
Each time a bit is changed from 0 to 1 or from 1 to 0 we say the bit is "flipped". In the worst case, we may have to flip every bit. However, a standard result says the average number of bits flipped per increment when counting from 0 to 2n-1 is less than 2.
Being the curious sort, you decide to explore this result in a slightly more general setting. That is, you want to know how many bits are flipped when the counter is incremented from a number a to b where a < b.
The first line denotes the number of test cases (about 20).
Each test case consists of three lines. The first contains a single integer n between 1 and 100,000 denoting the number of bits in the counter. The second line contains the number a written in binary and the third line contains the number b written in binary. Both a and b are described using exactly n bits.
The output for each test case consists of a single line that describes the total number of bits flipped when the counter is increased from a to b. This number should be expressed in binary with the most significant bit being 1 (i.e. no leading zeros should pad the output).
Input: 3 1 0 1 2 00 11 3 011 100 Output: 1 100 11
|Tags||cook01, friggstad, medium|
|Time Limit:||0.348837 sec|
|Source Limit:||50000 Bytes|
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