MINCOUNT - Move To Invert

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A triangle made of coins of height h is as follows
It has h coins at the base and h-1 coins one level above base and so on.(Coins are placed as shown in the figure below)
And at the top most level there will be only one coin
Now given h the task is to invert this triangle by moving minimum number of coins. For example when h=4 triangle is
For h=4 at least 3 coins must be moved to invert it.


In the first line N will be given and then N lines follow with each line having a integer which is the height of triangle in that test case.00≤h<1010;


For each test case output in a seperate line the minimum number of moves required to invert the triangle. Output fits in long long data type




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psz2007: 2021-10-12 08:01:49

Missing test cases now, isnt it?

tarun_28: 2019-11-29 15:00:07

Hint:- " Read comments " ;)

Last edit: 2020-01-02 21:08:32
nadstratosfer: 2019-07-29 18:12:45

~30000 testcases per file.

hunnychauhan: 2017-07-22 11:01:42

only formula required....might be weak test cases...

viratian_070: 2017-06-30 08:28:23

the moment u derive the formula....u get AC

rishabhjain996: 2016-08-26 20:04:40

dont forget n=0, caused me 2 wa :(

Utkarsh: 2016-02-06 05:57:03

observe the pattern

Nallagatla Manikanta: 2016-01-28 13:34:35

AC in one go :)

kapoor_adhish: 2015-12-17 15:43:10

nice problem

SangKuan: 2015-07-05 09:14:58


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