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Using Minesweeper to solve P=NP?

One of the biggest unsolved math problems is the P versus NP problem. Essentially, the problem asks,

“Suppose that solutions to a problem can be verified quickly.

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Pi is exactly 3!

Another Simpsons reference today, this one from the episode Bye Bye Nerdie (S12E16). In the clip below, we see Professor Frink trying to get the attention of all the scientists at his “12th Annual Big Science Thing”… 208 more words

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The Best Number?

The Big Bang Theory is a comedy on CBS, with the main characters being some geeky physicist and an attractive blond waitress. Again, we see another show that has all sorts of math related topics being brought up, and we see an example of this in a recent episode, “The Alien Parasite Hypothesis”. 108 more words

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Effective Detective Drebin

Legendary comedian Leslie Nielsen sadly passed away this week. Nielsen appeared in over 100 films and 1,500 tv episodes throughout his career, starring in comedy classics such as… 336 more words

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Tessellation is a tiling of polygons that fills the plane with no overlaps or gaps. Something as simple as a tiled kitchen counter is an example of a tessellation. 145 more words

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It's On Like Donkey Kong Jr. Math

I’m not sure when I was first subjected to it (probably from playing it as an emulation in Animal Crossing), but Nintendo released a game in 1983 for the Famicom (the name for the NES in Japan) called… 254 more words

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The Pumpkin Paradox

xkcd is a webcomic whose topics include “romance, sarcasm, math, and language.” Hence, there are plenty of ripe math topics with which we can discuss. And since Halloween is right around the corner, this seems like an appropriate comic to post, since it has some very strong mathematical theorems in it. 301 more words

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