Math

Johnny Ball on the “often missed” Hippocrates of Chios. Check out Brilliant (get 20% off their premium service): https://brilliant.org/numberphile (sponsor) More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ More on Johnny Ball, including his books and live shows: https://www.johnnyball.co.uk See Johnny discuss Russian multiplication: https://youtu.be/HJ_PP5rqLg0 Numberphile is supported by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
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Recently Russia’s Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin visited 11th grade students (about 17-18 years old) and asked them a challenging geometry problem. Can you figure it out? I came across this puzzle in Alex Bellos’s column on The Guardian. He has a new book that I wanted to share titled “The Language Lover’s Puzzle Book.” I
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Featuring Hannah Fry discusses Train Graphs. More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Hannah’s website, including links to her many and varied projects… and latest books: https://hannahfry.co.uk Her latest book (with Adam Rutherford) is the Complete Guide to Absolutely Everything (Abridged): https://amzn.to/30Mr6UE Hannah on Numberphile: http://bit.ly/hannah_vids Hannah on the Numberphile podcast: https://youtu.be/KKCjQWmUwv8 Numberphile
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Thanks to Jumar for the suggestion! Can you solve this interesting geometry problem? 0:00 Problem 1:10 Similar triangles 2:29 Solution Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Send me suggestions by email (address at end of many videos). I may not reply but I do consider all ideas! If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission
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If a semicircle and its flipped copy are placed side by side, how much distance do they span from end to end? This is a neat problem adapted from a Mathematical Olympiad Qualifying Test in the Philippines. Can you figure it out? Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Send me suggestions by email (address at end of many videos).
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Professor Tony Padilla is back with another epic number. Our Big Number playlist of previous videos: http://bit.ly/Big_Numbers More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Busy Beavers on Computerphile: https://youtu.be/CE8UhcyJS0I With thanks to Agustín Rayo himself. Read more from Prof Rayo at: http://web.mit.edu/arayo/www/bignums.html And see his website at: https://arayo.scripts.mit.edu/home/ Tony Padilla: https://twitter.com/DrTonyPadilla Numberphile is
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Tadashi is back, this time looking at drooping paper (and toilet paper). More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Subscribe to Numberphile and never miss a floppy paper video: http://bit.ly/Numberphile_Sub Playlist of Tadashi Tokieda videos: http://bit.ly/tadashi_vids Pizza and Gaussian curvature: https://youtu.be/gi-TBlh44gY Support us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/numberphile NUMBERPHILE Website: http://www.numberphile.com/ Numberphile on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/numberphile
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Check our sponsor The Great Courses Plus (free trial): http://ow.ly/j5cB30hIvm2 This video features Cliff Stoll. More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ More Cliff Stoll videos: http://bit.ly/Cliff_Videos Buy a Klein Bottle from Cliff – it’s an experience: http://www.kleinbottle.com Discuss this video on Brady’s subreddit: https://redd.it/96x6c4 Numberphile is supported by the Mathematical Sciences Research
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What is the radius of the circle, in simplest terms involving a, b, and c? I read that even the great mind Richard Feynman made a mistake. Watch the video to learn the common mistake and what the correct answer is. Source Feynman story http://web.media.mit.edu/~walter/MAS-A12/week11.html My blog post for this video https://wp.me/p6aMk-84E Playlist to watch
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The abc Conjecture may have been proven by a Japanese mathematician – but what is it? More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Feeling brave and want to read the papers by Shinichi Mochizuki – http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~motizuki/papers-english.html (scroll to the bottom) This video features Dr James Grime who tweets at https://twitter.com/jamesgrime NUMBERPHILE Website: http://www.numberphile.com/
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Albert Einstein was challenged with a simple riddle in a 1934 correspondence with the psychologist Max Wertheimer. Can you figure it out? Thanks to all patrons! Special thanks to: Shrihari Puranik, Richard Ohnemus, Michael Anvari, Kyle. We are the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support on Patreon to
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Featuring Professor Howard Masur from the University of Chicago. Filmed at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI). Part 2 of this interview: https://youtu.be/AGX0cLbHaog Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/numberphile Numberphile is supported by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI): http://bit.ly/MSRINumberphile We are also supported by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of
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Fields Medallist and math “celebrity” Cédric Villani is famous for wearing ornate spiders on his lapel. More Villani videos: http://bit.ly/Villani_Videos Cédric Villani website: http://cedricvillani.org His book Birth of a Theorem (Amazon): http://bit.ly/BirthOfATheorem Villani talks about his Fields Medal: https://youtu.be/Vp3sgYKULp0 Numberphile is supported by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI): http://bit.ly/MSRINumberphile We are also supported by
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The famed Poincaré Conjecture – the only Millennium Problem cracked thus far. More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Ricci Flow (used to solve the problem): http://youtu.be/hwOCqA9Xw6A Riemann Hypothesis: http://youtu.be/d6c6uIyieoo Extra interview footage with Jim Isenberg: http://youtu.be/7eJleW0JcKg Grigori Perelman’s paper: http://bit.ly/perelmanpaper Discussed here by Katie Steckles and James Isenberg. Support us on Patreon:
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I received many requests for this challenging problem. Can you solve it? Thanks to Toli for the suggestion! Geometry solution in method 1 http://128.192.17.191/EMT668/EMAT6680.F99/Estes/15degrees/15degreesgeometric.html Another geometry solution http://128.192.17.191/EMT668/EMAT6680.F99/Estes/15degrees/solution2.html Trigonometry solution http://128.192.17.191/EMT668/EMAT6680.F99/Estes/15degrees/15degreestrigonometric.html Go Geometry discussion https://gogeometry.blogspot.com/2009/11/problem-395-square-15-degree.html https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A0Az5nJ9wGBwcM2F4gQY2dSfeKJZ1gSS/view Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Send me suggestions by email (address at end of many videos). I may not reply but I
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This problem is adapted from an Oxford University admissions question. They say if you can solve this in your head, you are a genius 😉 Alex Bellos’s column on The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/jul/12/did-you-solve-it-oxford-university-admissions-questions Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Send me suggestions by email (address at end of many videos). I may not reply but I do consider all ideas!
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Tadashi Tokieda puts $20 on the line… More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ More Tadashi videos: http://bit.ly/tadashi_vids Paperclips: https://youtu.be/wGkvyN6s9cY Video by Brady Haran and Pete McPartlan (animations by Pete) 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 Mathematical
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Three squares are placed in a row. Connect the bottom left corner of each square to the top right corner of the third square, forming angles with measures a, b, c with the horizontal. What is the sum of a, b, and c? Many people requested this problem, and I thank Roberto O. and Cardist
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Johnny Ball on Russian and Egyptian Multiplication. Check out Brilliant (get 20% off their premium service): https://brilliant.org/numberphile (sponsor) More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ More on Johnny Ball, including his books and live shows: https://www.johnnyball.co.uk Russian multiplication is also known as Ethiopian multiplication. Why Use Binary? (on Computerphile) – https://youtu.be/thrx3SBEpL8 Discuss on
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An exciting paper about gaps between prime numbers – a step closer to proving the twin prime conjecture. More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Extra footage at http://youtu.be/D4_sNKoO-RA The proof was published by Yitang “Tom” Zhang from the University of New Hampshire. We’re discussing it in simple terms with Numberphile regulars –
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Students in the UK faced a similar question to this one. Don’t give up–U can solve it! Adapted from [GCSE Edexcel Further Math] How would you solve for x? from HomeworkHelp Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Send me suggestions by email (address at end of many videos). I may not reply but I do consider all ideas! If
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This was asked to students in 1801, but it is still a challenging and fun problem to solve to this day! Source See page 5, problem 24 https://archive.org/details/cambridgeproblem00cambuoft/page/4/mode/2up Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Send me suggestions by email (address at end of many videos). I may not reply but I do consider all ideas! If you buy from
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A number of galactic proportions… See more #MegaFavNumbers on this playlist – https://bit.ly/MegaFavNumbers – and read below to contribute your own. More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ See our full collection of video on the sum of three cubes at: http://bit.ly/SumOfCubes (*) the cube (which we depicted quite loosely and artistically, of
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This puzzle has been shared with dubious claims, but it is still a fun logic problem. Can you figure it out? Examples of puzzle and variants on social media sites Combination lock riddle from puzzles https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/46871/crack-the-lock-code 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
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Sometimes infinity is even bigger than you think… Dr James Grime explains with a little help from Georg Cantor. More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Minute Physics video on this topic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-QoutHCu4o (somewhat more fast-paced… but we did film ours BEFORE his was uploaded, so similarities are coincidental… well actually, no they
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This is adapted from the Mathematics Olympiad of Nepal (MOON). Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Send me suggestions by email (address in video). I consider all ideas though can’t always reply! Like many YouTubers I use popular software to prepare my videos. You can search for animation software tutorials on YouTube to learn how to make videos. Be
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University entrance exams and job interviews have asked questions similar to this problem. What is the area of the rectangle? What is the minimum area of the large triangle? Special thanks this month to: Jamal Jackson, Mike Robertson, Michael Anvari, Robert Zarnke, Fiona Harper, Kyle. Thanks to all supporters on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Send
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Sequence guru Neil Sloane on a sequence which puzzled him – until he spotted the mistake! More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ More Neil Sloane videos: http://bit.ly/Sloane_Numberphile The OEIS: https://oeis.org Hanny’s Voorwerp: https://youtu.be/RDr6bSB6Vlg Numberphile is supported by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI): http://bit.ly/MSRINumberphile We are also supported by Science Sandbox, a
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Johnny Ball discusses Archimedes and the volume of a sphere. Check out https://www.kiwico.com/Numberphile and get 50% off your first month of any subscription (sponsor) More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Johnny Ball: https://johnnyball.co.uk More Numberphile videos with Johnny Ball: http://bit.ly/Johnny_Ball Johnny Ball books: https://amzn.to/3v8Xxqx Numberphile is supported by the Mathematical Sciences Research
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Matt Parker shows off his Magic Square party trick (unlike magicians, mathematicians often reveal their secrets). More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ More Magic Square videos: http://bit.ly/MagicSquareVideos Rubik’s Cube videos: http://bit.ly/rubiksvids More Matt on Numberphile: http://bit.ly/Matt_Videos A little extra bit for this video: https://youtu.be/zhB2AUNcsx0 Parker Square: https://youtu.be/aOT_bG-vWyg Parker Square T-Shirt: http://bit.ly/ParkerSquareTshirt Support
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Three chords are drawn in a circle, spaced 30 degrees apart from the same vertex. If the left chord is 10, and the right chord is 12, what is the length of the middle chord? Wow! The channel “Freedom Mathematics” did a general case of the chord progression puzzle. The general problem is quite complicated!
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Thanks to Devesh from India for the suggestion! A version of this problem was given in an Olympiad qualifying test. Socratic https://socratic.org/questions/a-root-a-b-root-b-183-a-root-b-b-root-a-182-find-9-5-a-b Math StackExchange https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2405256/find-the-value-of-frac95ab-given-that-a-sqrtab-sqrtb-183-and-a Brainly https://brainly.in/question/3901575 Quora https://www.quora.com/Suppose-a-b-are-positive-real-numbers-such-that-a%E2%88%9Aa-+-b%E2%88%9Ab-183-a%E2%88%9Ab-+-b%E2%88%9Aa-182-How-do-we-find-9-5-a-+-b Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Send me suggestions by email (address at end of many videos). I may not reply but I do consider all ideas! If you buy
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Langton’s Ant – starring Katie Steckles (and Audrey). More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Extra footage: https://youtu.be/oTssNuDEkSc The 104-steps: https://youtu.be/xU072T4V12A John Conway videos: http://bit.ly/ConwayNumberphile Support us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/numberphile Katie Steckles website: http://bit.ly/stecks_web Audrey: https://www.facebook.com/AudreyAdorable One of many online simulators: http://rossscrivener.co.uk/projects/langtons-ants/ Support us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/numberphile NUMBERPHILE Website: http://www.numberphile.com/ Numberphile on Facebook:
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Can you solve this incredibly difficult calculus question? I had a lot of fun solving this one! Special thanks this month to: Kyle, Mike Robertson, Michael Anvari. Robert Zarnke, Fiona Harper. Thanks to all supporters on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Adapted from Comment from discussion PhysicsHelpBernoulli’s comment from discussion "[12th grade math] What number would n have
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Can you solve this geometry brain teaser? Note: I was emailed a similar problem but I am unable to locate the original source. It seems to be in the style of Bright Side quizzes, but often those are based on problems circulating. Please let me know if can identify the original source and I will
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Can you solve this interesting geometry problem? References Solution by “WAY TO GOVT JOB” on YouTube Stretched length of band https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1936482 Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Send me suggestions by email (address at end of many videos). I may not reply but I do consider all ideas! If you buy from the links below I may receive a
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Can you solve for the area of the square and the length of the tangent line? Special thanks this month to Fiona Harper, Kyle, Mike Robertson, Michael Anvari, Robert Zarnke. Thanks to all supporters on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Adapted from a puzzle by Twitter @Cshearer41 (Catriona Agg) A semicircle and quarter circle inside a square. How
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A compilation of Numberphile sound checks – Brady typically asks “what did you have for breakfast” so he can monitor audio levels. More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Previous sound checks with scientists here: http://youtu.be/4anqDfgQneA 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
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Professor Ron Graham discusses the famed Happy Ending Problem and Ramsey Theory. More Ron Graham Videos: http://bit.ly/Ron_Graham More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ 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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I had a lot of fun solving this one, and I think you will too! 0:00 Problem 0:49 Hints 4:12 Solution Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Send me suggestions by email (address at end of many videos). I may not reply but I do consider all ideas! If you buy from the links below I may receive a
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