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You will be given a 2-dimensional grid of letters. Find the length of the longest path of consecutive letters, starting at 'A'. Paths can step from one letter in the grid to any adjacent letter (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally).

For example, in the following grid, there are several paths from 'A' to 'D', but none from 'A' to 'E':


One such path is:



Each test case will start with a line contains two integers H, W the height and width of the grid respectively 1 <= H, W <= 50. Then H lines follow each of W uppercase letters only. Input terminates with H = 0 and W = 0.


For each test case print “Case C: X” without quotes where C is the case number starting with 1 and X is the solution.


Sample Input:
4 3
0 0

Sample Output:
Case 1: 4

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pranshu820: 2023-03-01 08:36:21

Wrong answer on submission, but correct on my local system.
Please check out.
[Simes]: Read the footer - Don't post source code here, use the forum.

Last edit: 2023-03-01 09:24:33
grociu1: 2023-01-29 10:59:11

output: "Case X" with a capital C!

adiupa1234: 2022-09-03 04:08:33

We have to only consider the path starting with 'A'. I wasted time as didn't read it correctly.

winston_6115: 2022-07-10 13:35:39

Don't bother to thank me :)
[Simes]: We won't.

Last edit: 2022-07-10 18:56:18
taejin_101: 2022-06-20 18:36:00

Number of test cases are not given but at the end of all test cases it will give h = 0 and w = 0
int tc = 1;
int w, h;
cin >> w >> h;
if(w == 0 && h == 0){
// code here

Last edit: 2022-06-20 18:36:33
vibhu_gods0n: 2022-05-17 00:00:33

It's Input Format is so confusing
Can someone plz explain the input format
why is 0 0 given in the last

aman2300: 2022-03-05 08:35:18

F for me got wrong answer on 1 row 1 column for non A, wrong intialization

tengai_shinsei: 2022-02-26 10:28:28

<p>AC in one shot!!!!!</p>

aman440: 2022-02-08 19:37:49

AC in one go :)

darksparrow123: 2022-01-17 13:45:16

zoom AC in one go :)

Added by:Ali Arous
Time limit:1s
Source limit:50000B
Memory limit:1536MB
Cluster: Cube (Intel G860)
Languages:All except: ASM64
Resource:FCIS Local Contest 2012