Canadian Computing Competition
(Last modified Monday March 13, 2006)

This provides ALL past Stage 1 CCC problems, solutions (using Holt Software Turing or Ready: Java) and data files (both input and output). All of these are of course UNOFFICIAL.  All problem solutions were written by Chris Robart at Milliken Mills High School., except for the following:

Please email me if you find any errors, or have easier-to-understand solutions. Thanks.

The Official website is CCC.

Rating key (this is for just for fun, but does give some sense a problem's difficulty.)
* an average grade 11 student should get this
** an average grade 12 student should get this
*** an good grade 12 student MIGHT get this
**** the best grade 12 student MIGHT get this if given enough time
***** the teacher will get this after several days
 



2006 Problems Topics Involved Rating Input Files Output files
Junior Problems        
J1 Canadian Calorie Counting simple decisions * 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
J2 Roll the Dice loops and counting * 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
J3 Cell-Phone Messaging strings and decisions * 1 1
J4 Tough Being a Teen array handling ** 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
J5 CCC Othello 2D array handling ** 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Senior Problems        
S1 Maternity basic string handling * 1 2 3 1 2 3
S2 Cipher Texts
S2 Cipher Texts v2
string handling
(V2 - inferring the 27th from 26 given
requires a more complex approach)
** 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
S3 Tin Can Telephone
S3 Tin Can Telephone (Vec)
geometry calculations
(Vector approach)
*** 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
S4 Groups 2D array (matrix) manipulation *** 1 2 3 1 2 3
S5 Origin of Life
S5 Origin Of Life (V2)
2D arrays, queues and complex algorithm
(find all Edens approach)
**** 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5

 

2005 Problems Topics Involved Rating Input Files Output files
Junior Problems        
J1 Cell Sell arithmetic, decision structures * 1 2 3 1 2 3
J2 RSA Numbers arithmetic with nested structures * 1 2 3 1 2 3
J3 Returning Home simple array and string processing * 1 2 3 1 2 3
J4 Cross Spiral moving around a 2D array *** 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
J5 Bananas
J5 Bananas (non-recursive)
indirect recursion or simple iteration
(no recursion needed)
*** 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Senior Problems        
S1 Snow Calls basic string handling * 1 1
S2 Mouse Move basic structures * 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
S3 Quantum Operations 2D array (matrix) manipulation ** 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
S4 Pyramid Message Scheme tree height / 1D array manipulation *** 1  1 
S5 Pinball Ranking
Slow- Insertion sort
Fast - Binary Tree
Fast -Merge Sort
sorting exercise
(using insertion sort,
a binary search tree
or merge sort)
*** 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

 

2004 Problems Topics Involved Rating Input Files Output files
Junior Problems        
J1 Squares reals and integers * 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
J2 Terms of Office simple arithmetic (loops and  mod) * 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
J3 Smile with Similes nesting loops * 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
J4 Simple Encryption strings and character manipulation ** 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
J5 Fractals geometry, array processing   *** 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
Senior Problems        
S1 Fix decisions and built-in string functions ** 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
S2 Top Yodeller simple 1D array processing ** 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
S3 Spreadsheet simple 2D arrays and String processing *** 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
S4 Space Turtle ugly geometry problem **** 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
S5 Super Plumber 2D arrays & dynamic programming **** 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
 

 

2003 Problems Topics Involved Rating Input Files Output files
J1 Trident character graphics *    
J2 Perfect Picture simple arithmetic (div and mod) *    
J3/S1 Snakes and Ladders simple counting, decisions *    
J4/S2 Poetry simple strings, decisions ** 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
J5/S3 Floor Plan 2D array, recursion, largest of 1D array *** 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
S4 Substrings strings *** 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
S5 Trucking graph theory, Prim's algorithm **** 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
 

 

2002 Problems Topics Involved Rating Input Files Output files
J1 0123456789 character graphics *    
J2 AmeriCanadian simple strings *    
J3/S1 Student Council's Breakfast nested loops *    
J4/S2 Fraction Action GCD algorithm *    
J5/S3 Blindfold 1D and 2D array ** 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
S4 Bridge Crossing dynamic programming ***** 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
S5 Bouncing Ball geometry calculations **** 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
 

 

2001 Problems Topics Involved Rating Input Files Output files
J1 Dressing Up character graphics *    
J2 Mod Inverse simple arithmetic (div and mod) *    
J3/S1 Keeping Score simple strings, decisions *    
J4/S2 Spirals loops, decisions **    
J5/S3 Strategic Bombing graph theory, Warshall's algorithm **** 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
S4 Cookies geometry calculations **** 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
S5 Post's Correspondence strings, complex recursion **** 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
 

 

2000 Problems Topics Involved Rating Input Files Output files
J1 Calendar loops, decisions *    
J2 9966 simple arithmetic (div and mod), decisions *    
J3/S1 Slot machines loops, decisions *    
J4/S2 Babbling Brooks 1D array (insertion/deletion shifting) ** 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
J5/S3 Surfing strings, graph theory, Warshall's algorithm **** 1 2 1 2
S4 Golf dynamic programming ***** 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
S5 Sheep and Coyotes
Brute force approach or
using Perpendicular Bisectors
geometry calculations, 1D arrays **** 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
 

 

1999 Problems Topics Involved Rating Input Files Output files
P1 Card Game 1D array, decisions * 1 1
P2 Year 2000 Ugly string processing *** 1 1
P3 Divided Fractals character graphics, recursion *** 1 1
P4 A Knightly Pursuit 2D array, dynamic programming ***** 1 1
P5 Letter Arithmetic exhaustive search (combinations/ permutations), string,
1D array, complex algorithm
***** 1 1
 

 

1998 Problems Topics Involved Rating Input Files Output files
P1 Censor strings, loops, decisions * 1 1
P2 Cross Number simple arithmetic (div and mod) *   1 2
P3 Mars rover decisions ** 1 1
P4 Lottery string, complex algorithm *** 1 1
P5 Mountain Passage 2D arrays, dynamic programming ***** 1 1
 

 

1997 Problems Topics Involved Rating Input Files Output files
P1 Sentences nested loops * 1 1
P2 Nasty Numbers complex arithmetic (div and mod) ** 1 1
P3 Double Knockout Competition simple arithmetic (div and mod) ** 1 1
P4 Dynamic Dictionary Coding string, 1D array ** 1 1
P5 Long Division string, 1D array, complex algorithm **** 1 1
 

 

1996 Problems Topics Involved Rating Input Files Output files
P1 Perfect Numbers simple arithmetic (div and mod) * 1 1
P2 Divisibility by 11 string, 1D array, complex algorithm *** 1 1
P3 Pattern Generator complex string algorithm *** 1 1
P4 Roman Numerals decisions ** 1 1
P5 Max Distance 1D array *** 1 1