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Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: News, Suggestions, and FAQ
Topic: Sort threads in forum by Kudos given
Replies: 2
Views: 166

### Re: Sort threads in forum by Kudos given

It's still there for me, hopefully for you too. Click on the gold star in the top right corner of the problem thread.
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
Topic: Problem 483
Replies: 1
Views: 902

### Re: Problem 483

Edited values out of above post and send PM.
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
Topic: Problem 008
Replies: 98
Views: 22829

### Re: Problem 008

Thanks, post moved as suggested. In terms of an answer, your alternative wording might indeed be better, but personally I'm reluctant to change the wording of a problem that has been around for so long. The older the problem, the more the wording should stand I feel, unless it really is misleading, ...
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Recreational
Topic: Winning Lottery with Prime Number!?
Replies: 8
Views: 9262

### Re: Winning Lottery with Prime Number!?

Interesting talk. For fun, some years ago (20ish!) I did a very naive analysis of the UK lottery to try to determine popular numbers. My results were not very strong, but there was certainly some indication of 1-30 being more popular. However, I noticed another trend that might be worth exploring. A...
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: News, Suggestions, and FAQ
Topic: Statistics on problems solved so far
Replies: 19
Views: 8315

### Re: Statistics on problems solved so far

However, as of today, the count concerning the one 100% problem I have solved so far has disappeared (it was still there yesterday). Could it be that the way non-finalised difficulties are handled may have changed since yesterday? Or perhaps it is a bug? Yesterday, the table reported 18 available p...
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Number
Topic: Prime generation
Replies: 3
Views: 7555

### Re: Prime generation

What you have got there are 4 of the lucky numbers of Euler. The others are the rather more trivial smaller values. It has indeed been proved that no larger numbers of this type exist, but I suspect the proof is not so easy. A simpler insight into why this should be would be interesting.
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
Topic: Problem 616
Replies: 16
Views: 2829

### Re: Problem 616

v6ph1 wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:33 pm
On my reading, there is no creative number, which can generate all integers >1.
If it makes you feel better, I took about two days to convince myself that the answer was not 0. (I did have real work to do at the time too, or I might have been a bit quicker.)
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
Topic: Problem 287
Replies: 14
Views: 4266

### Re: Problem 287

I think you're right that if you were using this as a genuine image encoding scheme, you'd also have to specify the size, which is not contained in the code itself as described here. However, for the purposes of this problem, we do know N, so the problem is completely determined, even if the encodin...
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: News, Suggestions, and FAQ
Topic: About correct form of output
Replies: 3
Views: 976

### Re: About correct form of output

In those cases I believe 00012345 and 1.23450 would be correct.

I hope I'm not giving away too much (though it does provide a small amount of extra information) to say that whenever possible, we do try to avoid these sorts of circumstances that are likely to lead to answer formatting difficulties.
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: News, Suggestions, and FAQ
Topic: Difficulty Rating for New Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 3604

### Re: Difficulty Rating for New Problems

philiplu wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:34 pm
Hmm, I guess that means Poohsticks Marathon, Problem 589 (View Problem) was supposed to be easy, given the standard posting cadence?
If it makes you feel better, I did assess this one as Medium, but was out-voted. It's one of those that depends on you having mastered a technique from earlier in the problem set.
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: News, Suggestions, and FAQ
Topic: Difficulty Rating for New Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 3604

### Re: Difficulty Rating for New Problems

Interesting discussion. I would like to suggest 450 as another under-estimate. From it's position in the sequence, it must have been rated Medium, but turned out to be one of the hardest. I have a particular liking of this problem, since it was my first time in the top 100 (three months after its re...
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
Topic: Problem 041
Replies: 25
Views: 6521

### Re: problem 41

ethereal1m wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:33 pm
I got

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98765431
from my calculation but it's wrong.
This answer is wrong as an 8 digit pandigital number must consist of the digits 1-8.
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
Topic: Problem 353
Replies: 10
Views: 4784

### Re: Problem 353

MuthuVeerappanR wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:34 pm
Thanks sjhillier. I solved it yesterday. Turns out one of my assumptions only fails for the k = 8 case.
I'm sure I made the same mistake too.
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
Topic: Problem 261
Replies: 26
Views: 7342

### Re: Problem 261

Thierry, your post has been edited, and I've sent you a PM.
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
Topic: Problem 353
Replies: 10
Views: 4784

### Re: Problem 353

Well you certainly have to be precise, but no more so than many other problems. There are other possible error modes, but it would be wrong to say more.
Thu May 25, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
Topic: Problem 604
Replies: 3
Views: 1950

### Re: Problem 604

dgokman wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 12:54 am
Can someone confirm if F(28) = ??????
This is far too early for additional test values.
Tue May 16, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: News, Suggestions, and FAQ
Topic: Difficulty Ratings
Replies: 28
Views: 10048

### Re: Difficulty Ratings

I would love to see a mix of hard and less-hard questions, kind of how it was prior to problem 350. Am I alone here, or are there anyone else who feels the same way? I value any comments to this. Thanks. Thanks for the interesting thoughts, and thanks also to Muthu for understanding some of the con...
Tue May 09, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Programming languages
Topic: C and C++ are different languages
Replies: 2
Views: 5843

### Re: C and C++ are different languages

Would it be possible to separate C and C++ in the list of computer languages? I think this has been addressed (probably several times) in the "New Preferred Programming Language Requests" Topic. See, for example, this post . Personally, I don't have a problem with this grouping, C is essentially a ...
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
Topic: Problem 276
Replies: 31
Views: 9008

### Re: Asking for clarification on Problem 276

Do we have to count degenerated triangles like a=1,b=2 and c=3 or not ? No, a degenerate triangle isn't really a triangle, so don't count them. Explicitly, only count triplets with a+b>c. Please do try to find first if a forum already exists for your problem before starting a new topic. A simple se...
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
Topic: Problem 082
Replies: 22
Views: 7956

### Re: Confusing Wording in Problem 82

I am a newbie here, so apologies if this goes in the wrong forum. I moved the question into the Clarifications for Problem 82 forum, as I think it's more appropriate here. It's always a good idea to see if there's a forum dedicated to a problem first before starting a new topic. As for the question...