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I am a software engineer with an interest in mathematics. My particular area of interest is the Goldbach conjecture. I am also interested in the twin prime conjecture. I hope to learn more about modular arithmetic and set theory in the near future.


Oct
10
comment Run away from lions in a cage
However, the lions would have to be a bit careful about positioning themselves close, because if they are too close they have no chance of trapping me when I hit the perimeter. My suggestion is that they move apart with the aim of trapping me against the edge and I turn around just before they start to move closer again.
Oct
10
comment Run away from lions in a cage
I agree it's more philosophical than mathematical and I never saw it as a rock solid answer. The question is pretty tricky though.
Oct
10
revised Run away from lions in a cage
Changed 'dimensions' to 'diameter'
Oct
10
answered Run away from lions in a cage
Oct
9
revised Longest Odd/Even Sequence in Composite Patterns
Changed 'as a result of' to 'divisible by' as it looks better.
Oct
9
revised What are my chances in a Most Excellent Adventure?
Corrected a typo
Oct
9
revised Longest Odd/Even Sequence in Composite Patterns
Added the word 'odd' to 'primes' in p3
Oct
9
revised Longest Odd/Even Sequence in Composite Patterns
Changed 'I' to 'we' a few times
Oct
9
revised Longest Odd/Even Sequence in Composite Patterns
added 'at least' in front of 'one of these primes'
Oct
9
revised Longest Odd/Even Sequence in Composite Patterns
Added lengthy motivational (I hope) example. + Minor corrections.
Oct
9
comment Longest Odd/Even Sequence in Composite Patterns
I'm going to attempt, again, to explain the relevance of this with a concrete example.
Oct
8
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Oct
8
comment Longest Odd/Even Sequence in Composite Patterns
I mean 1st 3rd 5th ... With the evens being 2nd 4th 6th ...
Oct
8
comment What are my chances in a Most Excellent Adventure?
I just tried playing the game 10 times using the random number generator on RANDOM.ORG and got a 6 number sequence 7 times, 5 once, 4 once and 3 once. It's not a big sample I agree but it is roughly what my program might have predicted. Maybe someone else with more time could play more games.
Oct
8
revised Longest Odd/Even Sequence in Composite Patterns
Removed most of the descriptions because I had not properly thought out what to say.
Oct
8
revised Longest Odd/Even Sequence in Composite Patterns
Attempt to rectify the inacuracy of my hastily added description of practical implications.
Oct
8
revised Longest Odd/Even Sequence in Composite Patterns
changed 'ones' to 'columns' for clarity.
Oct
8
revised Longest Odd/Even Sequence in Composite Patterns
Highlight the fact that these are odd primes
Oct
8
revised Longest Odd/Even Sequence in Composite Patterns
backpeddled to reword previous edit.
Oct
8
revised Longest Odd/Even Sequence in Composite Patterns
Last edit - added a bit of practical explanation of results, this edit - replaced 'potential composite'.