A nice little function/word puzzle here. Had me infuriated for some time.
You can find a list of all 110 words that were submitted on Twitter, along with their A and B values at M Shah’s blog, here (you need to scroll down to Activity #3). Be careful of spoilers though, because the solution is given just after the list of words.
Happy First of December!
Throughout the month, Hannah Fry & I will be tweeting out Christmathsy bits and pieces, one a day, advent calendar style… Assuming we don’t run out of ideas, which is certainly possible (What do you mean we should have thought this through beforehand?).
First up, a competition!
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WHOLE CALENDAR SO FAR
Here is a nice problem tweeted by the Republic of Mathematics:
Free of the constraints of Twitter’s 140 character limit, let’s explain this problem in a little more detail. Continue reading
Obviously, the tiles must not overlap one another and must not overlap the boundary of the blue square.
[UPDATE: See the bottom of this post for the answer to this question, provided by Stephen Morris.]
The 82000 sequence that I posted the other day seems to have caught the imagination in a few quarters. Continue reading
The other day, I did a mini-investigation into an interesting maths tweet from Cliff Pickover. Here’s another:
This fact is beautiful, but is it surprising?
Click here to find out.
This rather elegant fact has been going round on Twitter:
However, there are other examples of this phenomenon…
Here’s a question that caught my eye, in a tweet from @colinthemathmo:
I had a think about this and found that it is actually a deceptively beautiful little puzzle.
Click here for my piece on this problem.