CCSC Mid-South Contest 2019


2019-04-12 10:00 AKDT

CCSC Mid-South Contest 2019


2019-04-12 14:00 AKDT
The end is near!
Contest is over.
Not yet started.
Contest is starting in -487 days 9:14:21

Time elapsed


Time remaining


Problem B
Breaking (Is) Bad

Brittany is trying to set up her class schedule for the Fall 2019 semester. Since she is a commuter student, she wants to schedule her classes close to one another so that she can arrive on campus, attend class, and go back home without long breaks between classes.

Given several potential class schedules for one day, Brittany needs to determine the minimum possible total time spent between classes throughout that entire day.


The input begins with a single line containing an integer $n$ ($2 \le n \le 10$). The next $n$ lines each contain a potential schedule for the day. Each schedule consists of at least $1$ and at most $8$ class times, separated by spaces.

Each class time is formatted as hourStart:minuteStart-hourEnd:minuteEnd, where the hours range from $0$$23$ and the minutes range from $0$$59$. A leading zero is included for single-digit minutes, but there is no leading zero for single-digit hours. Every class lasts at least $1$ minute, and the number of minutes between each ending time and the next starting time is always non-negative. Note that the time between consecutive classes can be zero—Brittany is an accomplished sprinter, so this doesn’t bother her.


Output a single line containing the minimum possible total minutes Brittany can have between classes throughout the day. If any of the potential schedules have only one class, output 0.

Sample Input 1 Sample Output 1
9:00-9:55 10:05-11:30 11:35-12:30
9:10-10:05 10:45-11:45
Sample Input 2 Sample Output 2
9:40-11:05 11:20-12:45