This week on brilliant.org I have encountered two of the finest mathematical problems that I have seen on that site, and also unequivocally the worst. In the rest of this post I will share these problems with you – solutions and explanations will appear in a later post.
FIRST THE BAD NEWS
This is the terrible problem referred to in the introduction. In almost 15 months og being a brilliant.org solver I have complained about precisely one problem – this one:
The “correct” answer when I give it will make it clear precisely why I was so annoyed by the setting of this problem.
TWO FABULOUS PROBLEMS
These two problems were beautifully set, very fun to solve, and one has a published solution that I consider to be quite superb. First:~
I tackled this one this very morning:
A BONUS PROBLEM
Can you give Honey the ant maximum possible access to the surface of the cube?
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