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#23 - Ants, Arcs and Awkward Patterns

11/25/2018
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The boys get to the bottem of a neat pattern that suddenly breaks, contort their limbs into strange shapes in the name of Plato and attempt a very satisfying problem involving some spiders and an ant. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Factorial Terminating Digits Making Polyhedra with your Limbs Spiders and an Ant Pursuit Puzzle Show Notes Nice PDF of the Solution to the Partitions Problem by André...

Duration:00:55:46

#22 - Pandemics, Padovan’s and Pumpkins

10/30/2018
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The boys get as spooky as they can with cellular automata, have a maths conversation about maths conversations and can't get past the fact that Brunnian and Borromean sound too similar. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Zombies and Vampires The Maths of Conversations Brunnian Pumpkin Carving Show Notes Follow Up Maths Jam Annual Gathering Page (https://www.solipsys.co.uk/cgi-bin/MJ_Wiki.py?FrontPage)...

Duration:01:05:11

#21 - Torque, Truth and Time Signatures

10/18/2018
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The boys settle a dicussion about a bike that Alaric has been aching to talk about for a fortnight, Alex finally brings up music and then they both dive down the Gödel rabbit hole with some puzzles. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Bike Pedals Time Signatures Taking an Offer Puzzles Show Notes Follow Up Visualisation of the Codepad Solution from Tom Verduyn...

Duration:01:12:26

#20 - Tangles, Twists and Trots

9/25/2018
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The boys design algorithms to generate puzzles on graphs, spiral out into some polar coordinate calculus and gallop their way through some juggling notation. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Untangling Planar Graphs The Length of Spirals Juggling and Horse Gaits Show Notes A Picture of Untangle (http://www.gameclassification.com/files/games/Untangle.png) The Criteria for Planarity...

Duration:01:01:21

#19 - Probability, Pubs and Power

9/9/2018
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The boys delve into some stats and game theory problems, ending with a classic from Conway. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Dominion Probabilities The Cheapest Beer in Prague The Angel Problem Show Notes Dominion Probabilities Article (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2016/11/28/dominion-probabilities) The Generalised Coupon Collecting Formula in Wolfram Alpha (www.wolframalpha.com) Type...

Duration:00:54:49

#18 - Pads, Plato and Pirates

8/15/2018
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The boys move seemlessly between high philosophy and pirate jokes in this eclectic episode. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Keypad Code Guessing Platonism vs Formalism Pirate Plunder Puzzle Show Notes Pirate Plunder Puzzle (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2017/4/10/the-pirate-puzzle) Prisoners in Rainbow Hats (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2017/6/13/prisoners-in-rainbow-hats)...

Duration:00:57:48

#17 - Caps, Cracks and Kaprekar's Constants

7/22/2018
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The boys try their hands at problems provided by the listeners in today's special episode. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Prisoners in Hats Kaprekar's Constant Generalised Egg Dropping Show Notes Prisoners in Rainbow Hats (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2017/6/13/prisoners-in-rainbow-hats) Islander Paradox (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2017/4/10/the-islander-paradox)...

Duration:00:56:35

#16 - Algorithms, Adding and Adders

7/8/2018
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The boys both have problems which involve complicating the process of adding. Also snakes. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed FRACTRAN Negative Bases Polycube Snakes Show Notes FRACTRAN (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FRACTRAN) Adding in Negative Bases (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negative_base#Addition) Quarter-Imaginary Base (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quater-imaginary_base) Fascinating Turing...

Duration:00:51:47

#15 - Sofas, Secrets and Sizzling String

6/24/2018
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The boys both choose to take a medley of problems on the same theme, then solve a puzzle ridiculously quickly. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Moving Sofa Problem Zero Knowledge Grab Bag The Fuse Problem Show Notes Moving Sofa Problem (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moving_sofa_problem) Kakeya's Needle (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2016/10/13/kakeya-needle) Moser's Worm...

Duration:00:48:53

#14 - Guesses, Geometry and Grover's Algorithm

6/20/2018
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The boys go on serious diversions. Alex fails to use a computer properly. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Digital Mastermind Cheers p^2 - 1 mod 24 Show Notes Grover's Algorithm (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grover%27s_algorithm) Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords Editing by Alex Puzzlemancy by Alaric Theme music by David Russell -...

Duration:00:45:01

#13 - Byzantines, Blockchain and Boats

6/3/2018
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The boys pretend to be from the holy roman empire and tell a story about a snake Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Nomic Byzantine Generals Problem Jealous Husbands River Crossing Show Notes Nomic Starting Rules Document (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jvlBbiocCQmcie8duOdIdJ7OoHwFxP-Ijl33-oM7c5Q/edit?usp=sharing) Byzantine Generals PDF (https://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~luca/cs174/byzantine.pdf)...

Duration:01:05:46

#12 - Ducks, Deals and Doku

5/6/2018
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The boys shout about Texans and prove they've solved something but they won't tell you how. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Email Bidding Game Zero Knowledge Sudoku Duck Pond Probabilities Show Notes Email Bidding Game (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2016/10/5/the-email-bidding-game) Duck Pond Problem with pictures (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2016/11/14/duck-pond) The...

Duration:00:55:24

#11 - Dwarves, Drinking and Deserts

4/23/2018
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The boys record another face-to-face special with a puzzle heavy focus. They also work through several problems of the carrying resources genre. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Lewis Carroll's Dwarven Puzzle Blood Alcohol Level Modelling The Petrol Station Problem Show Notes Lewis Carroll Dwarven Problem (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2016/12/6/the-dwarven-drinking-puzzle) Camel Crossing...

Duration:01:00:35

#10 - Stacks, Splitting and Seating

4/8/2018
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The boys have been playing computer games and have each found maths in the machine. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Minecraft Grid Numbers Stack Thirding Plane Seat Puzzle Show Notes A Good Analysis of the Actual Maths of the Plane Seat Problem (https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/5595/taking-seats-on-a-plane) Images of Our Various 1-ln2 Proofs On Twitter...

Duration:01:03:52

#9 - Cows, Counting and Chin Ups

3/26/2018
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In a special face to face edition of the podcast the boys stumble over a sequence involving cows, look at number systems in other languages and try to optimise Alaric's regime for loading and unloading a barbell. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Narayana's Cows Welsh Numbers Weightlifting Maths Links Narayana's Cows Sequence (http://oeis.org/A000930) Narayana's Cows in Pascal's Triangle...

Duration:01:04:14

#8 - Snakey, Scrabble and Sieve

3/14/2018
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The boys make two new friends called Snakey and Alex Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Harary Tic-Tac-Toe Prime Scrabble Alaric's Sieve Links Picture of Alaric's Sieve (https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings/status/974184209932800001) Alex Zorn's Diagram (https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings/status/974083327052402688) (which we failed to describe well in the medium of audio) Credits Hosted By Alaric -...

Duration:01:18:28

#7 - Water, Winter and Watson

2/25/2018
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The boys get experimental with tea and get as close as they ever will to covering sport. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Tea Cooling Olympic Rankings Sherlock Holmes Puzzle Show Notes 2012 Olympics Per Capita plus Analysis (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2016/8/9/olympic-medal-adjusted-for-population-2012) Nobel Laureattes Per Capita...

Duration:01:00:29

#6 - Princesses, Ponds and Poker Puzzles

2/12/2018
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The boys get scared thinking about getting lost in space but feel better by the time they re-imagine ducks as triangles. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed The Princess Monster Game Duck Wakes A Poker Puzzle Show Notes The Princess Monster Game on Wiki (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_and_Monster_game) The Princess Monster Game on an Interval Partial Solution...

Duration:00:50:06

#5 - Factors, Figures and Words With Friends

1/28/2018
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The boys think about designing better Scrabble then don't. Also they geek out over this one book for like half the episode. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed The Number of Factors Sequence Scrabble Boards Gödel, Escher, Bach Show Notes Scrabble Trivia (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2016/10/13/some-facts-about-scrabble) Words With Friends and Scrabble Boards...

Duration:01:05:13

#4 - Farthings, Fizz and Food Boards

1/15/2018
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The boys solve money, stare at bubbles and get a bit confused on a problem involving a Lazy Susan. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Change and the Coin Problem Beer Bubbles The Blind Waiter Problem Show Notes Legal Tender (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2017/3/8/legal-tender) The Coin Problem (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coin_problem) Mersenne Primes (https://www.mersenne.org/primes/) The...

Duration:01:20:17