Mathspp Blog

A blog dedicated to mathematics and programming!

As of now, my blog is being migrated here. You can find all the old content over here.


I have always loved solving mazes... so naturally I had to write a program to solve mazes for me!


HueHue is a very colourful game I wrote with my colleague @inesfmarques.

In this post I talked about the riddle of the water buckets. Now I challenge you to prove that in some situations it is impossible to solve it!


Can you measure exactly \(2\)L of water with two plain buckets with volumes of \(14\)L and \(5\)L? Of course you can!

A regular expression, without much rigor, is a very compact way of representing several different strings. Given a regular expression (regex), can I find out all the strings the regex can find?

Let's prove that there are two irrational numbers, call them \(a\) and \(b\), such that \(a^b\) is a rational number! And let's do it in a tweet.

Gandalf has some Hobbits to appease but his task seems to go on forever. Can you give him a hand..?

Two friends were bored and decided to play a game... a mathematical game with a paper bag!


This post's format will be a bit different from the usual and the first of a series of posts of this type. In this post, I will state a problem and then present my solution.