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CSES Problem Set
Company Queries II
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|Time limit:||1.00 s
||Memory limit:||512 MB|
A company has $n$ employees, who form a tree hierarchy where each employee has a boss, except for the general director.
Your task is to process $q$ queries of the form: who is the lowest common boss of employees $a$ and $b$ in the hierarchy?
The first input line has two integers $n$ and $q$: the number of employees and queries. The employees are numbered $1,2,\dots,n$, and employee $1$ is the general director.
The next line has $n-1$ integers $e_2,e_3,\dots,e_n$: for each employee $2,3,\dots,n$ their boss.
Finally, there are $q$ lines describing the queries. Each line has two integers $a$ and $b$: who is the lowest common boss of employees $a$ and $b$?
Print the answer for each query.
- $1 \le n,q \le 2 \cdot 10^5$
- $1 \le e_i \le i-1$
- $1 \le a,b \le n$
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