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Some News from a Seminar in Cambridge
On an old problems of Erdős (h/t Michael Simkin and Nati Linial) Here is a somewhat mysterious announcement for a combinatorics seminar lecture at Cambridge. Which old problems of Erdős are we talking about? Here is a picture from the … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Test your intuition
Tagged Julian Sahasrabudhe, Marcelo Campos, Paul Erdos, Rob Morris, Simon Griffiths
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Test Your intuition 51
Suppose that and are two compact convex sets in space. Suppose that contains . Now consider two quantities is the average volume of a simplex forms by four points in drawn uniformly at random. is the average volume of a … Continue reading
Posted in Convexity, Geometry, Probability, Test your intuition
Tagged Test your intuition
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Answer to Test Your Intuition 50: Detecting a Deviator
Two weeks ago we asked: Ruth and Ron start together at the origin and take a walk on the integers. Every day they make a move. They take turns in flipping a coin and they move together right or left … Continue reading
Test Your Intuition 50. TwoPlayer Random Walk; Can You Detect Who Did Not Follow the Rules?
Ruth and Ron start together at the origin and take a walk on the integers. Every day they make a move. They take turns in flipping a coin and they move together right or left according to the outcome. Their … Continue reading
Ehud Friedgut: How many cubes of 2×2×2 fit into a box of size 8×4×3? (TYI 49)
This blog post is kindly written by Ehud Friedgut. My daughter, Shiri, who’s in seventh grade, had the following question in a math exam: How many cubes of 2×2×2 fit into a box of size 8×4×3? Shiri divided the volumes, … Continue reading
Posted in Geometry, Riddles, Test your intuition
Tagged Alef's corner, Ehud Friedgut, Shiri Friedgut, Test your intuition
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To cheer you up in difficult times 35 combined with Test Your Intuition 48: Alef’s corner – Jazz and Math
Test your intuition: What is the true title of this drawing?
Posted in Art, Music, Test your intuition, What is Mathematics
Tagged Alef's corner, Test your intuition
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Test your intuition 47: AGCGTCTGCGTCTGCGACGATC? what comes next in the sequence?
Before getting to the main topic of this post, first, Happy New Year 2022 and Merry Christmas to all readers, and second, a quick update: A community blog to discuss open problems in algebraic combinatorics was created. Everybody is invited … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry, Test your intuition
Tagged Oberwolfach, Test your intuition
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Test Your Intuition (46): What is the Reason for Maine’s Huge Influence?
Very quick updates: Corona: Israel is struggling with the pandemic with some successes, some failures, and much debate. Peace: We have peace agreements now with several Arab countries, most recently with Sudan. This is quite stunning. Internal politics: As divided … Continue reading
Posted in Games, Probability, Statistics, Test your intuition
Tagged Nate Silver, Test your intuition
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Cheerful Test Your Intuition (#45): Survey About Sisters and Brothers
You survey many many school children and ask each one: Do you have more brothers than sisters? or more sisters than brothers? or the same number? Then you separate the boys’s answers from the girls’s answers Which of the following … Continue reading
Posted in Combinatorics, Probability, Riddles, Statistics, Test your intuition
Tagged Test your intuition
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