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Problem of The Day – Develop the Habit of Coding
• Difficulty Level : Basic
• Last Updated : 21 Apr, 2021

Do you find it difficult to develop a habit of Coding? If yes, then we have a most effective solution for you – all you geeks need to do is solve one programming problem each day without any break, and BOOM, the results will surprise you! Let us tell you how:

Suppose you commit to improve yourself and get better 0.1% every day for one year (very much realistic goal it is!). Now, as per the calculations – 1.01^365 = 37.78, you will actually end up being 37 times better compared to your present state by taking such small steps. This is the power of Consistency!!

If we relate it to the career goals – when you solve just a single programming problem each day for 1 year consistently then by the end of the year, you’d have solved around 365 Problems!!! Even you can say it like you would have solved a majority of the programming problems that are often asked in the interviews of tech giants – Isn’t it something great…??

And don’t worry, we’re not only providing you with this guidance or motivation – but we are having the required platform and resources as well for you that will surely help you to keep your motivation levels always up. We are talking about the GeeksforGeeks ‘Problem Of The Day’ challenge where you will develop the habit of coding and become a better & consistent coder by solving 1 problem based on Data Structures and Algorithms every day and stand a chance to win exciting prizes too.

The questions will cover different topics based on Data Structures and Algorithms and you will have 24 hours to channel your inner Geek and solve the challenge. It would be like:

Each Day You Code == Great Rewards

And now when the name of ‘REWARDS’ has come, let us tell you the prizes at ‘Problem Of The Day’ include:

• Discount on any of our courses of your choice
• GFG Merchandise
• Discount on our Premium membership

Instructions:

All the details and instructions to get ahead with the ‘Problem Of The Day’ challenge are provided below:

• The questions will be featured from a pool of public problems from the GFG Practice Portal.
• If you are a frequent user of our Practice Portal, you may have already solved the featured Problem of the Day in the past. In that case, you must submit your solution again to maintain the streak and earn a Geek Bit.
• Only the questions given by us each day will be considered valid for earning Geek Bits. Any record of your previous submissions or number of questions answered in the past will not be considered.
• The questions will range across varying difficulties and DSA topics.
• Each submission will be tested on our critical test data. Only a fully submitted solution will be considered for a Geek Bit.
• Each question has hints that you may use when you are stuck on a problem. Marks are deducted on hints usage, but your submission will still be considered for a Geek Bit.
• Viewing the full solution and then submitting the answer will not earn you any Geek Bit.
• The 24 hours allotted to complete the problem will be according to Indian Standard Time.

Note: You can solve the question in C++, Java, Python, JavaScript.

Okay, so now, let’s get to know how can you avail the prizes and rewards but before that you need to understand the Geek Nomenclature which is as follows:

• First and foremost, solving one problem will earn you one Geek Bit.
• Earning a Geek Bit for 8 consecutive days is equals to 1 Geek Byte
• Moreover, Earning 16 non-consecutive Geek Bits is also equals to 1 Geek Byte
• And…16 Geek Bytes = 1 Mega Geek Byte!!

You can consider it like: Geek Bit < Geek Byte < Mega Geek Byte

How to use Geek Bytes to Avail Prizes?

Firstly, you will need to earn a minimum of 5 Geek Bytes to be eligible for a reward. Once you collect a minimum of 5 Geek Bytes, you can redeem INR 1000 on our prizes. After collecting a minimum of 5 Geek Bytes, each additional Geek Byte earned will get you an additional INR 200. This amount can then be redeemed to get any preferred prize of your choice!

Wondering how high you can go?Earn 16 Geek Bytes and you will get 1 Mega Geek Byte. Meanwhile, 1 Mega Geek Byte can be then used to avail prizes worth INR 6400, ie – DOUBLE cash prize!!

Moreover, to prepare for the GeeksforGeeks ‘Problem Of The Day’ challenge – you can use various worthwhile learning resources available to you on the GFG website:

You can easily get started with the ‘Problem Of The Day’ challenge – all you need to do is visit the GeeksforGeeks Practice Portal and there you’ll find the ‘Problem Of The Day’ challenge link. After clicking on this particular link, you’ll be redirected to a new page where you’ll find all the problems, and you can start to solve the problem by clicking on the ‘Solve Problem’ button. So, without giving a second thought – be a part of this ‘Problem Of The Day’ challenge and solve 1 problem each day to develop the habit of coding in yourself!!

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