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Mar
17
comment Calculating the Location of a Point Relative to a Rectangle
Is this a math problem? Or a programming problem?
Jan
26
comment Splitting a sandwich and not feeling deceived
This solution is vaguely reminiscent of Egyptian fractions and becomes very appropriate if you wanted to divide two sandwiches between three people (each gets 2/3). The Egyptian fraction for 2/3 is: 1/2 + 1/6. Thus, you would divide the sandwich into halves and the remaining half into sixths. (See the "practical use of Egyptian fractions" in the link).
Jan
13
revised Calculating the number of possible paths through some squares
Slightly fix the formatting of the answer and some minor punctuation / case while trying to retain the original... format/intent.
Jan
13
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Oct
29
comment 31,331,3331, 33331,333331,3333331,33333331 are prime
@TBrendle Stack Overflow... the largest of the Stack Exchange network of sites. There is the 'trilogy' set of Stack Overflow, Super User, and Server Fault that are sometimes called just 'SO', 'SU', and 'SF'. Otherwise, you see things like 'P.SE' for Programmers.StackExchange or 'ELU.SE' for English Language Usage.StackExchange (there are lots of different SE sites out there).
Oct
28
comment 31,331,3331, 33331,333331,3333331,33333331 are prime
@TBrendle I completely realize that this is a different area of expertise, community and topic and what is wrong for one site may be quite acceptable on another SE (go glance at polls on apple.SE that surprise the StackOverflow visitors for an example). To get an idea of where the SO people are coming from, you might want to read Open letter to students with homework problems. That said, this is an excellent answer to a straight forward question no matter how its tagged or what its origin is.
Oct
28
comment 31,331,3331, 33331,333331,3333331,33333331 are prime
@TBrendle elsewhere on SE, we get programming questions of "write this code for me" that are someone trying to get someone else to do their work (homework or otherwise). Sometimes this 'no homework' attitude moves along from one site to the next, even when unwarranted. Part of the thing that makes Math.SE less susceptible to the "do my work for me" is that may time it needs explanation to answer anything (rather than just a line of code).
Oct
28
comment 31,331,3331, 33331,333331,3333331,33333331 are prime
@user43208 for what its worth, the original poster did add homework to the question.
Aug
28
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Aug
28
revised Simplifying the Boolean binary equation
Remove the 'please help asap'
Aug
28
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Jun
10
comment Why XOR operator works?
The XOR doesn't have much to do with game theory - for that I would suggest reading The Winning Ways. NIM is a special case of Green Hackenbush which is covered in that book. XOR itself is just a simple logical operator akin to AND and OR.
Apr
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Apr
19
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Apr
19
revised Faulty machine problem variation
Adding a tag.
Apr
19
suggested suggested edit on Faulty machine problem variation
Apr
14
comment Ethical problems in mathematics
You may find the work done in the "Army Math Research Center" (UW Madison) during the Viet Nam war of interest.
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