2012 Canadian Computing Competition, Stage 1

Problem J3: Icon Scaling

You have been asked to take a small icon that appears on the screen of a smart telephone and scale it up so it looks bigger on a regular computer screen.

The icon will be encoded as characters (x and *) in a 3 × 3 grid as follows:

*x*
 xx
* *

Write a program that accepts a positive integer scaling factor and outputs the scaled icon. A scaling factor of k means that each character is replaced by a k × k grid consisting only of that character.

Input Format

The input will be a positive integer k (k < 25).

Output Format

The output will be 3k lines, which represent each individual line scaled by a factor of k and repeated k times. A line is scaled by a factor of k by replacing each character in the line with k copies of the character.

Sample Input

3

Sample Output

***xxx***
***xxx***
***xxx***
   xxxxxx
   xxxxxx
   xxxxxx
***   ***
***   ***
***   ***

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Point Value: 5
Time Limit: 2.00s
Memory Limit: 16M
Added: Feb 29, 2012

Languages Allowed:
C++03, PAS, C, HASK, ASM, RUBY, PYTH2, JAVA, TEXT, PHP, SCM, CAML, PERL, C#, C++11, PYTH3

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Hahaha I just got this wrong and then I realized it's a lowercase x, not uppercase :P

Oops...I TLE'd out trying to get exactly 60 seconds...

Anyway, isn't the runtime for this supposed to be 2 seconds? And the memory limit supposed to be 128M?

I thought they fixed it already. A time limit of 60 seconds is way too much. And 1024 MB lets you use a nested loop.

I blame whoever uploaded this problem... it wasn't me! :P

I've updated time and memory limits for ccc12* to more reasonable values.

PS: Thread.sleep() ;)