LCA  Lowest Common Ancestor
A tree is an undirected graph in which any two vertices are connected by exactly one simple path. In other words, any connected graph without cycles is a tree.  Wikipedia
The lowest common ancestor (LCA) is a concept in graph theory and computer science. Let T be a rooted tree with N nodes. The lowest common ancestor is defined between two nodes v and w as the lowest node in T that has both v and w as descendants (where we allow a node to be a descendant of itself).  Wikipedia
Your task in this problem is to find the LCA of any two given nodes v and w in a given tree T.
For example the LCA of nodes 9 and 12 in this tree is the node number 3.
Input
The first line of input will be the number of test cases. Each test case will start with a number N the number of nodes in the tree, 1 <= N <= 1,000. Nodes are numbered from 1 to N. The next N lines each one will start with a number M the number of child nodes of the Nth node, 0 <= M <= 999 followed by M numbers the child nodes of the Nth node. The next line will be a number Q the number of queries you have to answer for the given tree T, 1 <= Q <= 1000. The next Q lines each one will have two number v and w in which you have to find the LCA of v and w in T, 1 <= v, w <= 1,000.
Input will guarantee that there is only one root and no cycles.
Output
For each test case print Q + 1 lines, The first line will have “Case C:” without quotes where C is the case number starting with 1. The next Q lines should be the LCA of the given v and w respectively.
Example
Input: 1 7 3 2 3 4 0 3 5 6 7 0 0 0 0 2 5 7 2 7 Output: Case 1: 3 1
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priyanshu_02:
20160728 19:00:09
Sparse>0.06s


ankurverma1994:
20160727 14:56:37
O(N) precomputation and O(sqrt(H)) per query passes :) where H is max height of tree. 

kiwi1995:
20160726 17:05:03
HLD ^.^ 

iharsh234:
20160716 23:29:07
My first HLD took whole day. 

adi_1996:
20160701 11:36:37
ac in one go :) 

darkhire21:
20160419 16:20:36
try same problem on codechef for better testcases > https://www.codechef.com/problems/TALCA 

darkhire21:
20160419 15:10:01
Last edit: 20160419 16:20:49 

vipul:
20160330 21:23:49
done using sparse table and without sparse table.time limit is enough to get AC with complexity o(t*q*n). 

sprof:
20160219 14:10:08
if someone has ac with tarjan offline ,please , give me code on mail sabashavidze@gmail.com thanks. Last edit: 20160219 14:10:48 

Shivam Pandey:
20160128 15:10:05
Nice Problem :) Last edit: 20160128 15:10:51 
Added by:  hossamyosef 
Date:  20130513 
Time limit:  0.600s1.113s 
Source limit:  50000B 
Memory limit:  1536MB 
Cluster:  Cube (Intel G860) 
Languages:  All 
Resource:  FCIS/ASU Local Contest 2013 