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@Sharky Kesa
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Yesterday :- This is an experiment to demonstrate S curves.
Today:- This is an experiment to demonstrate logistic diferential equations.
Tomorrow:- This is an experiment to demonstrate that the content actually changes! Great work. :P

One problem with this experiment is the lack of new people seeing the post. Other than the group of people with >100 followers, the majority of the people don't have that many followers. This way, the first reshare by, say, Calvin will result in a lot of reshares, but then the number would abruptly stop after that.

The "Exponentail Growth" you seek can't really happen because of the lack of "branching" more than the first or second reshare.

and then this was posted in 2014 of which each no. gets multiplied because of no reason(as there is no reason in the whole comment, the same must be followed here)

which comes out to be 0 but you know this is trailing in this race to get nothing. Therefore, this will be a trailing zero.|

@Kartik Sharma
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No, I was 12 when I first got on Brilliant and 13 was the lowest setting so I set it there, but then when I turned 13 it turned my age to 14. :[

@Finn Hulse
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Ahh... I see. For some reason, my age on Brilliant was like, 44 for the first few months, until Silas (very kindly) helped me change it back to 13. Thanks Silas! :D

@Finn Hulse
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Do you mind doing that for mine also? My scenario is the same as Finn Hulse's(I'm 13 but I had to do the same thing as Finn did). Thanks!

@Finn Hulse
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I'm not that good... I got 22 on AMC 8, and 4th place on our school round(specifically designed by our Nationals winning coach to choose the team) to get me a spot on the team, then I got a 43 at Chapter(second place, the first, third, and fourth places were also from my school), but failed with a 34 at State. Even though I was the highest scoring seventh grader in SoCal, Northern California had a ton of strong seventh and sixth graders that I'll have to face next year. As for the AMC 10's, I got 130.5 on the A and 126 on the B. I was expecting a perfect on the B, but I derped and read the last two questions wrong and made adding mistakes on two other questions :(.
What about you?

@Tristan Shin
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Okay I'm AWFUL under pressure so here's my stats:

AMC 8: 16

AMC 10: 78

MATHCOUNTS Regionals: 27

MATHCOUNTS States: 17

So yeah I am AWFUL under pressure just AWFUL and this is coming from a guy with a 2259 rating in Number Theory. I am literally the worst ever at competitions, but I thrive on Brilliant because there's no stress. :P

@Finn Hulse
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Well that isn't that bad... I was trained by the Nationals winning coach, after all, so I have to give most of my credit to him. Last year I got a 29 at Chapter, then went from watching the CD Round to being second seed in CD. And same for my AMC scores: I got a score in the 70's for the A and an 84(a bubbling mistake cost me Achievement Roll) on the B last year, thinking that the people that got into AIME were legends. I think that learning under Coach Vaughn(the coach at my school) has really helped me and a lot of other people.

@Tristan Shin
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Yeah. But it's just sad you know that I score so low on the real thing, but on practices and stuff I get usually almost perfect scores! Also I don't know why I'm asking you but do you have any idea where the National MC problems are? I really want to try my hand and see where I place. :D

Only been 2 years and 10 months. We're 35.1% of the way there! That's better than how long it took New Horizons to cover the distance between Earth and Pluto. :P

Hm... Too bad that in the end it grew more like inverse tangent than exponentially... :/ Or maybe it was the minimum of the set of a constant and the exponential function.

@Boaz Guberman
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The amount of users is way [a really strong emphasis on 'way'] more. However the amount of active users is a lot less than that [but still a lot more than a thousand].

Frequency, i.e. number of times over a given period of time. I do think Brilliant.org has a policy now of blocking too frequent of sharing of a particular post. I notice from time to time that someone would reshare a post, and it doesn't show up at the top. This gives other postings a chance to hang around a bit.

Edit: Okay, I just now reshared this to see what happens.

I remember I saw 361th reshare (and I think 362) but after 361 I am not sure about the news. (IF BRILLIANT WAS THE OLDER VERSION IT WOULD BE BETTER!!!!!!!!![unfortunately no])

It's hard for me to read your sad face when your image is a happy face. But it's okay. I'll text Silas and Calvin. It's a little late anyways. Of course, this is to demonstrate exponential growth so when this gets going, I mean, it will seriously get going.

@Daniel Liu
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Umm... no. Any even number of clicks on the reshare button is equivalent to no reshares at all. Similarly any odd number of clicks on the reshare button counts as one reshare.

@Finn Hulse , you know how this is probably one of the most reshared notes, my 1+1=1 note seems to have a load of likes. It may be close to breaking the likes record.

The problem is that people always have a limited number of followers, so once everyone they follow reshare this note, then their feed will be clear of this soon. As you know, you can't reshare more than once. :D
So... eventually this will be forgotten...

Dude This is kind a question that i expect many people to be asking you but still, Can you tell me what material do you use to study. I am way interested in learning mathematics to its roots. So please help Me!!!

@Finn I have rather a different conclusion that is the "rate of reshare" instead of growing exponentially would rather decrease inverse cotangentially. The explanation I would give for the above is that when first Sir @Calvin reshares it, the post will reach a lot of people, and then other users would reshare it. But also this rate of reshares would go on decreasing as the number of followers of other users would go down so this post will not be able to reach to many people although reshares would still be taking place and hence the rate would go down eventually.

For example - initially you made this post and shared it, then Sir Calvin would have reshared it, then one by one, this post would have been reshared by many other pupils. Although more pupils would start resharing it but it won't reach out to many people as time increases. Like, now when I am resharing this post, it won't reach out to many users because I don't have a large number of followers like you or @Sharky or @Daniel. Similarly, after me maybe someone who has still less number of followers reshares it, won't help it to reach a large number of people. so although reshares are occurring but the rate is not as high as it was initially.

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Make something for this on Every social networking site!!!We must not stop till we reach our goal!!!

Growth is OK but calling this exponential is ...er..kinda unscientific.Its growing more linearly don't you think?
No,calling it exponential is most unscientific.....putting up such LOL experiments is quite "unbrilliant" of you.
Then again I am resharing it anyways...good for you:)

Then you have to consider the fact that if a person reshares it then all his followers would be inspired to reshare...and this goes on till its all buried in reshares and likes..

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TopNewestShould I re-share a note that specifically asks other people to re-share it so that everyone's feed gets stuffed with it? I don't see why not! :)

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Nice.

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Exponential growth fails, so far

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Yup. It kind of sucks.

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Its written "NEVER LOSE HOPE" so never lose hope 322 done 678 to go 😊

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Today:- This is an experiment to demonstrate logistic diferential equations.

Tomorrow:- This is an experiment to demonstrate that the content actually changes! Great work. :P

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all love all smiles

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How come downvotes? :P

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One problem with this experiment is the lack of new people seeing the post. Other than the group of people with >100 followers, the majority of the people don't have that many followers. This way, the first reshare by, say, Calvin will result in a lot of reshares, but then the number would abruptly stop after that.

The "Exponentail Growth" you seek can't really happen because of the lack of "branching" more than the first or second reshare.

On a happy note, there are 82 reshares.

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Hmmmmm... Maybe I'll create a problem on that!!!

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Beat you to it! :)

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My # of followers is increasing every day!!!

Hint: The more problems you create, the more followers you accumulate. :)

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Aw I'm stuck at 37...

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I had 25 followers a week ago, now I have 45 followers...

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does that date and time signify anything?

A 14 year old boy post this on 29/1 at 20:45

Add all the numbers above in the sense that

1 + 4 + 29 + 1 + 20 + 45 = 100

and then this was posted in 2014 of which each no. gets multiplied because of no reason(as there is no reason in the whole comment, the same must be followed here)

which comes out to be 0 but you know this is trailing in this race to get nothing. Therefore, this will be a trailing zero.|

so, 100 and one trailing 0 mean

1000 !!!!!

liked #BacterialInfection..

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Woah nice. But I'm afraid that I'm actually 13. :O

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Hey finn Which class are you in?

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but Brilliant shows your age as 14. Any purpose of putting your age one more? Because you ought to be 14 as your talent says.....

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;)

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@Silas Hundt could you do the same for me? Thanks. :D

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AMC 8: 16

AMC 10: 78

MATHCOUNTS Regionals: 27

MATHCOUNTS States: 17

So yeah I am AWFUL under pressure just AWFUL and this is coming from a guy with a 2259 rating in Number Theory. I am literally the worst ever at competitions, but I thrive on Brilliant because there's no stress. :P

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I hope your age can get changed..

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@Silas Hundt can you fix my age?

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Only been 2 years and 10 months. We're 35.1% of the way there! That's better than how long it took New Horizons to cover the distance between Earth and Pluto. :P

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Hm... Too bad that in the end it grew more like inverse tangent than exponentially... :/ Or maybe it was the minimum of the set of a constant and the exponential function.

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Yeah... It's being buried in feeds. :(

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Are you even sure that 1000 reshares is possible? I mean... the amount of users could be less... right?

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way[areally strongemphasis on 'way'] more. However the amount of active users is a lot less than that [but still alotmore than a thousand].Log in to reply

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I think Brilliant.org automatically limits how frequently a post may be reshared. Kind of a cosmic speed limit.

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I doubt it. One of the most like/reshared problems has over 500 likes and reshares.

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Frequency, i.e. number of times over a given period of time. I do think Brilliant.org has a policy now of blocking too frequent of sharing of a particular post. I notice from time to time that someone would reshare a post, and it doesn't show up at the top. This gives other postings a chance to hang around a bit.

Edit: Okay, I just now reshared this to see what happens.

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RESHARING IS GONE. THIS IS A FAILURE! (THANKS TO 'BRILLIANT CHANGES')

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I agree. The note is stuck on 360.

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NO! I was the 360th resharer

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:( so sad

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@Finn Hulse, how about editing this note by

## RESHARE This Note!

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DO YOU THINK IT WILL CONTINUE?

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Wait, did anyone even track the growth?

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Some of us still remain hopeful.

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I am too!

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The mission must be completed :P

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Those in the next generation of Brilliant users i.e. from last year onwards must reshare this!

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is 4 years a little late?

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I remember I saw 361th reshare (and I think 362) but after 361 I am not sure about the news. (IF BRILLIANT WAS THE OLDER VERSION IT WOULD BE BETTER!!!!!!!!![unfortunately no])

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I won't be able to see the amount of reshares so if some very kind person would update me every once in a while that would be excellent.

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22 reshares :D

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Wooh! Yes!

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101!

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i reshared one and only one :(

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It's hard for me to read your sad face when your image is a happy face. But it's okay. I'll text Silas and Calvin. It's a little late anyways. Of course, this is to demonstrate exponential growth so when this gets going, I mean, it will seriously get going.

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You'll text them?!

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there is only one right now :(

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2 reshares

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Thanks!

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If I have to type "thanks" a thousand times, this is going to suck.

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Thanks for the reshare Silas! I think we're at 9 right now.

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13 reshares!

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19

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22 reshares

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23

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LOL!! 4 clicks on the Reshare button from my side....!! :D

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ANd take this six more....!!

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But it only counts you as resharing it once.

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30 reshares

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Sounds interesting. 34 re-shares :)

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43

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This is fun!

I am 13 this year

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lol fake ages??? :P

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I don't know what's gone wrong with my age and all emails to support cant get through...

Anyway, 97! T H I S

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F U N

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Nice Bro..........

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76

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lol

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80 reshares!

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lol

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LXXXII

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Suggestion: Use Roman Numerals from now on. It'll be fun...

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Come on guys! Keep going! Don't stop here! It's been only 2 reshares in the past 2 days! Let's get going!

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Go on, all the best

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I shared for the 99th time. Missed the lucky number by just 1!!!!

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bad luck Omkar

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yup

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100!!!!!!

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Yesterday I withdrew my reshare and waited for 99. I made 100 happen! :)

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Nice tactic :p

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106! YAY!!

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135 reshares? approx 1/8 of goal! Anyways... \bump RESHARE REBUMP!

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Banana.

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This is about as useful as the rest of the posts here, so I have decided to make my contribution ;)

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Brilliant observation. :D

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Iamteehee?

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I finally understand this now.

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hey man this is samarthb from ftw if you remember me

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$I\quad don't\quad really\quad know\quad what\quad to\quad write\quad here.$

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200 completed, 800 to go.....

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Yay! :D

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## 200 Reshares!

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@Finn Hulse , you know how this is probably one of the most reshared notes, my 1+1=1 note seems to have a load of likes. It may be close to breaking the likes record.

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Are you talking about this note? This is nowhere near being the most liked note on Brilliant.

For quite a while, this was the most liked note on Brilliant. Recently that record has been

smashedby this note.If you're interested, I used to hold the record for most liked note

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Holy crap. That Swift note DOUBLED what what your note took 3 months doing in 3 days! :O

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I'll get there.

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The problem is that people always have a limited number of followers, so once everyone they follow reshare this note, then their feed will be clear of this soon. As you know, you can't reshare more than once. :D So... eventually this will be forgotten...

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i have 77 followers

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Congrats.

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LOLOLOL

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Hmm. I have zero followers. But I still will post one problem each day (my day begins at 08:00 GMT) to see if it goes up.

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So, your followers did go up !!!

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6 months 4 week, but not yet reached the target :(

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260 reshares already!! Only 740 to go!!!!!!!!!

## neverlosehope

@Finn Hulse

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Haha, yup.

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Dude This is kind a question that i expect many people to be asking you but still, Can you tell me what material do you use to study. I am way interested in learning mathematics to its roots. So please help Me!!!

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333 reshares, it's one third now!

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It's 2018 and there is only 360 reshares. I am the 360th

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So @Finn Hulse , what do you want to say about this experiment now that a whole year has passed ?

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Eh it didn't go too well. Nobody really had any incentive to reshare the note. :P

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Nevertheless it was something that not many could have come up with . Still this note must have broken the Reshare record . $\ddot\smile$

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I just reshare it because I'm still hopeful.

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@Finn I have rather a different conclusion that is the "rate of reshare" instead of growing exponentially would rather decrease inverse cotangentially. The explanation I would give for the above is that when first Sir @Calvin reshares it, the post will reach a lot of people, and then other users would reshare it. But also this rate of reshares would go on decreasing as the number of followers of other users would go down so this post will not be able to reach to many people although reshares would still be taking place and hence the rate would go down eventually.

For example - initially you made this post and shared it, then Sir Calvin would have reshared it, then one by one, this post would have been reshared by many other pupils. Although more pupils would start resharing it but it won't reach out to many people as time increases. Like, now when I am resharing this post, it won't reach out to many users because I don't have a large number of followers like you or @Sharky or @Daniel. Similarly, after me maybe someone who has still less number of followers reshares it, won't help it to reach a large number of people. so although reshares are occurring but the rate is not as high as it was initially.

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RESHARE!!!!!! RESHARE NOW!!!!!!!

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I've just reshared this note !

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@Sharky Kesa This thread is pretty much dead. I would give up if I were you.

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NEVER!!!!!

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Frankly it's getting a bit annoying.

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Hey! Mine was the $100^{th}$ like!

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305 Reshares! #Don'tloosehope

Although, Exponential Growth is really weak :3

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Well. There are 317, on a brighter note.

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And the note is not dead! YAY!

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Yay!

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320!!! We only need a bit more than triple of this number of reshares! Finn, should I start a #1000Reshares Tab on G+?

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$\Huge {\text{NEVER LOSE }\color{#3D99F6}{H}\color{#D61F06}{O}\color{#20A900}{P}\color{#624F41}{E} !!!}$ Make something for this on Every social networking site!!!We must not stop till we reach our goal!!!

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Sure! :D

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Interesting

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332! 668 to go! :D

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To be precise, 333

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I said that 13 hours ago :3

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339 reshares now :)

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351 now!

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Its decreasing exponentially with time! Now nobody is resharing

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It still continues........ I am 353th!!!

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As I said its decreasing exponentially......

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You cannot be sure , you never know when it starts increasing exponentially!!

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355

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The struggle continues but is alleviated by people like you. :D

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I believe a new antibiotic has been released. There's still hope, though! #AntibioticResistance

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But I remember there was also a 361th reshare and I knew no news after that

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134!!!!!!!!!

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134!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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follow me someone!! :)

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I am following you.Tell your friends to follow me too:/

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Ha-ha!

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Growth is OK but calling this exponential is ...er..kinda unscientific.Its growing more linearly don't you think? No,calling it exponential is most unscientific.....putting up such LOL experiments is quite "unbrilliant" of you. Then again I am resharing it anyways...good for you:)

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Well... in theory it would be exponential, if everybody was always on Brilliant and always reshared.

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Then you have to consider the fact that if a person reshares it then all his followers would be inspired to reshare...and this goes on till its all buried in reshares and likes..

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Hey I'm 151st to reshare this !

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Welcome to idle Brilliant, where nobody wants to reshare the heck out of this thread.... Don't you sometimes hate idle people?

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But I brought so much chips!

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## SoMANYChips

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Lol!!! The motive of the experiment is to gain 1000 reshares and not 1000 comments. ( saying this even I added one more to it... :P )

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## 171Reshares

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Absolutely fantastic.

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Amazingly incredible.

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## 173 reshares

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356

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357

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When i saw this note there were 361 reshares (without me).

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113

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I am 120th!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I am Aayush Mani and i urge and request evrey body to re share this page

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But they won't see this before they read the note anyway, so... that was a little useless. (No offence XD)

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WHY??????????

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