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Many students in the UK had difficulty with a similar problem on the GCSE exam. What’s the rectangle’s area, given the three circles are identical with radius r? Watch the video to learn how to solve this problem. Sources Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g Send me your favorite puzzles/suggestions by
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Professor Ron Graham discusses the famed Happy Ending Problem and Ramsey Theory. More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Graham’s Number (Numberphile T-Shirt): http://bit.ly/Grahams_T-Shirt An extra little bit at: http://youtu.be/hnIBiIcuudU Graham’s Number: http://youtu.be/XTeJ64KD5cg Support us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/numberphile NUMBERPHILE Website: http://www.numberphile.com/ Numberphile on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/numberphile Numberphile tweets: https://twitter.com/numberphile Subscribe: http://bit.ly/Numberphile_Sub Numberphile is supported
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3435 is Matt Parker’s “ex” favourite number – but they are still on good terms. More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Matt Parker website: http://standupmaths.com/ Filmed at the Champagne Bar at St Pancras train station in London. NUMBERPHILE Website: http://www.numberphile.com/ Numberphile on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/numberphile Numberphile tweets: https://twitter.com/numberphile Subscribe: http://bit.ly/Numberphile_Sub Videos by Brady
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A gigantic pie is shared with 100 guests, and each guest gets an increasing percentage of the remaining pie. Who gets the largest piece? Sources https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jun/19/did-you-solve-it-pythagorass-best-puzzles https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/52787/who-get-the-biggest-piece Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support on Patreon
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Hannah Fry on parallels between the game “rock paper scissors” and lizards in nature. PART ONE: http://youtu.be/rudzYPHuewc More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ EXTRA FOOTAGE: http://youtu.be/ygHwBxWyI6E Lizards by Pete McPartlan Support us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/numberphile NUMBERPHILE Website: http://www.numberphile.com/ Numberphile on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/numberphile Numberphile tweets: https://twitter.com/numberphile Subscribe: http://bit.ly/Numberphile_Sub Numberphile is supported by the
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17 is the minimum number of clues required to give a unique sudoku solution – but how did mathematicians prove this? Featuring James Grime. More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Dr James Grime discusses a recent paper which cracked the problem. The paper being discussed by McGuire and others is at http://arxiv.org/abs/1201.0749
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Featuring Ben Sparks discussing the Mandelbrot Set (and Julia Sets). More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ More videos with Ben: http://bit.ly/Sparks_Playlist Ben Sparks website: https://www.bensparks.co.uk And on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sparksmaths Holly Krieger has done a few Mandelbrot videos on Numberphile… The Mandelbrot Set: https://youtu.be/NGMRB4O922I 63 and -7/4 are special: https://youtu.be/09JslnY7W_k Pi and the
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The Big Bang Theory TV is now part of math history: there’s a theorem named after Sheldon. Sources Siouxland News article https://siouxlandnews.com/news/local/morningside-college-professors-math-appearing-in-the-big-bang-theory 73 is the best number – Big Bang Theory clip Proof of the Sheldon conjecture https://math.dartmouth.edu/~carlp/sheldon02132019.pdf 73 is the best number (other properties) Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g
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Matt Parker has a new favourite number – again! More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Some notes from Matt on how far he has investigated: https://www.numberphile.com/cannon-ball-numbers Matt’s book “Humble Pi” via Maths Gear (signed and ships almost everywhere): http://bit.ly/Humble_Pi More Numberphile videos with Matt: http://bit.ly/Matt_Videos James Grime sphere packing: https://youtu.be/CROeIGfr3gs Lucas Numbers:
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Have you ever heard of Mills’ Constant? Video supported by (& free book): http://www.audible.com/numberphile More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Several people have pointed out the n=4 prime is 2521008887 (we missed an 8) More on prime numbers: http://bit.ly/primevids This video features Dr James Grime – https://twitter.com/jamesgrime The Mills Proof is at:
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This one stumped me! This problem is part of the AIME, a qualifying test for the US Mathematical Olympiad team. The talented students who take the AIME only average about 20 percent–it’s a hard test! Plus no calculators are allowed. Can you figure out this problem from the 1987 test? Learn the trick which results
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The Great Courses Plus (free trial): http://ow.ly/C3FE30hIvhc This video features Dr James Grime. More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ More James Grime on Numberphile: http://bit.ly/grimevideos James Grime: http://singingbanana.com Tackling the Minimal Superpermutation Problem: https://arxiv.org/abs/1408.5108 (Apparently I mucked up the copy/paste for the 1-6 superpermutation and, amazingly, people actually check this stuff… The
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It’s not so simple to solve for this simple answer. Thanks to all patrons! Special thanks this month to: Richard Ohnemus, Michael Anvari, Shrihari Puranik, Kyle. WolframAlpha http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2013/04/26/get-real-with-wolframalpha-computing-roots/ https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=cuberoot(8%2B3*sqrt(21))%2Bcuberoot(8-3*sqrt(21)) https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=(8%2B3*sqrt(21))%5E(1%2F3)%2B(8-3*sqrt(21))%5E(1%2F3) Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world.
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This is a tricky SAT/GRE type problem that most people miss. Can you figure it out? Desmos animation https://www.desmos.com/calculator/kiswg6p0q7 Sources https://www.thisisinsider.com/hard-sat-math-questions-test-practice-2018-3 https://www.prepscholar.com/gre/blog/gre-geometry-review-practice/ Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support on Patreon to inspire mathematical discovery and
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A breakthrough by a Numberphile viewer (with help from some computers). More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Extra footage: https://youtu.be/d6nUVa8EtlU Original video: https://youtu.be/wymmCdLdPvM See the paper by Sander Huisman: http://bit.ly/Sander_Paper Discussed by Tim Browning from the University of Bristol. Support us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/numberphile NUMBERPHILE Website: http://www.numberphile.com/ Numberphile on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/numberphile Numberphile
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This is a fun basketball problem with an unexpected result! Sources http://www.math.utah.edu/~palais/mst/frequency.pdf http://faculty.sfasu.edu/judsontw/putnam/putnam-week06-solution.pdf https://sites.math.northwestern.edu/~mlerma/problem_solving/putnam/easy_putnam_problems.pdf https://www.theringer.com/nba/2018/12/5/18126305/deandre-jordan-free-throws-mavericks https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/j/jordade01.html Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support on Patreon to inspire mathematical discovery and make the world a better place:
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Matt Parker discusses Tupper’s Self-Referential Formula. More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Matt’s book on Amazon (US): http://bit.ly/Matt_4D_US Matt’s book on Amazon (UK): http://bit.ly/Matt_4D_UK A little bit of extra footage from this video: http://youtu.be/wx22jdwn5zQ Thanks to our Patreon supporters… Herschal Sanders (from Susan) Today I Found Out Christian Cooper Ken Baron Greg
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In the game of Tetris, there are 7 pieces, each made up of 4 square units. (The shapes are called “tetrominoes” in mathematical literature.) Here’s the puzzle. Can you use one of each piece to form a 7×4 rectangle? If so, find a way. If not, prove why it’s impossible. Thanks to Doctor Perkins for
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More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Brady’s Movember Page: http://bit.ly/BradyMo See full description for list of Connect 4 links. John Tromp’s page: http://bit.ly/TrompNumberphile James Allen’s Connect Four book: http://bit.ly/AllenBook James Allen: http://james.fabpedigree.com/ OEIS: https://oeis.org/A212693 Victor Allis paper: http://bit.ly/AllisPaper NUMBERPHILE Website: http://www.numberphile.com/ Numberphile on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/numberphile Numberphile tweets: https://twitter.com/numberphile Subscribe: http://bit.ly/Numberphile_Sub Videos by
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42 is the only remaining (eligible) number below 100 which has not been represented as the sum of three cubes… 33 was cracked by Andrew Booker from the University of Bristol. More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ The original 33 video: https://youtu.be/wymmCdLdPvM The 74 cracked video: https://youtu.be/_-M_3oV75Lw Casting out nines: https://youtu.be/FlndIiQa20o Andrew
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Just a short problem for the upcoming Pi Day! Can you figure it out? Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support on Patreon to inspire mathematical discovery and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions If
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