Mathspp Blog

A blog dedicated to mathematics and programming!

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

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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!

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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!

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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.