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April Newsletter

Hi Every \(\displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \dfrac{1}{n(n+1)}\)

Welcome back! Here comes the third edition, the April Newsletter. The name originally came from Aprilis, meaning 'to open'. In April, small animals that were hibernating usually come out and the birds fly back northward to settle, bees and butterflies begin to gather nectar. Also known as the Mathematics Awareness Month, what it boasts of the most, is it's first day, the April Fool's Day.


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New and Exciting Features

\(\bullet\) Over the month, Sir Lin has started a Party. Make sure you don't miss it.

\(\bullet\) Want a free Brilliant T-shirt? Get \(\displaystyle 10/10\) problems right in this set.

\(\bullet\) Have a go at all problems in the Troll King Contest. If you have already tried all problems, don't read this. If you already have, forget it.


Challenging Problems

This month, if you were busy and couldn't muster time for Brilliant, no worries! You can have a go at the best of the problems which were posted over the month.

That's Plenty of Digits There, How Does This Relate to Pie, Practice Your Radicals!, Brilliant Games Quarter Quell 5, and Angle Bisectors were some of the easy problems which tricked Sharky and me.

Binary Operations, No Red Allowed, Trigonometric Series-Trinity, Crazy Inequalities-1, Just Subtract! Its easy! Isn't it?, and set Just a Little Twist are some of the tough challenging problems which were too hard for Robert.


Special April Fools Section

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\(\bullet\) As mentioned earlier, you can visit the Troll King Contest.

\(\bullet\) If you can prove that there exists a prime \(p \le 10^{100}\), that divides \(\displaystyle 103040!-1\), you must as well like to participate in the \(\displaystyle \mathfrak{JOMO}\) April Fools Contest.

\(\bullet\) If you're unsure of an answer to a problem, enter the answer in the box, and Press \(Ctrl+W\). This will not waste you a chance, and won't affect your ratings. Sorry, nothing available for MCQs.


Some Other Random Stuff:

\(\bullet\) Brilliant just welcomed some new moderators, including the likes of Alan Enrique Ontiveros Salazar, Ritwick Choudhary, Sir Michael Mendrin, Sir Sharky, etc. Brilliant's gonna be more Brilliant with them as mods!

\(\bullet\) You can participate in the Open Proof Contest.

\(\bullet\) You might like to see this,this and this for some great motivation by Sir Sandeep.

\(\bullet\) We've met some great new members, who deserve great attention for their contributions. Here is the list of New and Active Members, in no particular order.Aryan Gaikwad, Bryan Lee Shi Yang, Akash Gupta, Aniket Verma, Andrei Golovanov, David Holcer, and Swapnil Das are the future Agni's.


Who To Follow

Last, but the most important and awaited, here comes the \(\color{Blue}{WhoToFollow}\) list. A list of the top \(\displaystyle 7\) on Brilliant. They are a sure to be followed, if you want the best of Brilliant at your feeds. Here is the list, in no particular order:

\(\bullet\) Sandeep Bhardwaj

\(\bullet\) Nihar Mahajan

\(\bullet\) Pranjal Jain

\(\bullet\) Sharky Kesa

\(\bullet\) Paul Ryan Longhas

\(\bullet\) Chung Kevin

\(\bullet\) Trevor Arashiro

With a special thanks to Sharky for helping me, we come at the end of the April Newsletter. Hope you liked it. You can send any feedback at \(\text{calvin@brilliant.org}\) LOL. Stay tuned for the May one; till then, good bye, and have a wonderful month ahead. Don't forget to troll whenever you can.

Cheers!

Note by Satvik Golechha
1 year, 12 months ago

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I'm in the "WhoToFollow" list. Thanks a lot.

\(\huge \ddot \smile\) Sandeep Bhardwaj · 1 year, 12 months ago

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@Sandeep Bhardwaj Thank You, for your amazing contribution to the Community! Satvik Golechha · 1 year, 12 months ago

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I am grateful, you noticed me and my activity. (: Aniket Verma · 1 year, 11 months ago

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sir, i completed the set. do i get a free t-shirt, or is it just another april fools prank? Aareyan Manzoor · 1 year, 12 months ago

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@Aareyan Manzoor The condition is to get 10 / 10, and not just "complete the set". Given that there are only 9 problems, you have been trolled (again). Calvin Lin Staff · 1 year, 12 months ago

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@Aareyan Manzoor I believe its (obviously) a prank. Pranjal Jain · 1 year, 12 months ago

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Why a single physics problem is not in challenging and easy questions? Some toughest physics problems have been posted recently. BTW Nice work @Satvik Golechha Gautam Sharma · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Gautam Sharma Noted. We'll take care about it next time. \(\ddot\smile\) Pranjal Jain · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Pranjal Jain Well , How you are feeling right now ... after IIT JEE exam? Nihar Mahajan · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Nihar Mahajan It is an eerie feeling in my mind as deepanshu bhaiya has left brilliant Gautam Sharma · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Gautam Sharma Sorry , I asked @Pranjal Jain . Anyway why deepanshu gupta leave? Nihar Mahajan · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Nihar Mahajan Nobody knows check this note Gautam Sharma · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Pranjal Jain Bhaiya has deepanshu bhaiya left brilliant? Gautam Sharma · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Gautam Sharma Yes, he left. I don't know why. Pranjal Jain · 1 year, 11 months ago

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My Open Proof Contest is mentioned ! I am honoured. \(\ddot\smile\) Rajdeep Dhingra · 1 year, 12 months ago

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I'm in the "WhoToFollow" list too. Thanks a lot !

\(\huge\ddot\smile\) Nihar Mahajan · 1 year, 12 months ago

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@Nihar Mahajan Thanks to you . . . :D Satvik Golechha · 1 year, 12 months ago

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@Nihar Mahajan Congrats! \(\huge\ddot\smile\) Pranjal Jain · 1 year, 12 months ago

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@Pranjal Jain Thanks! All the best for JEE! \(\ddot\smile\) Nihar Mahajan · 1 year, 12 months ago

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Very informative post! \(\huge \ddot \smile\) Milind Prabhu · 1 year, 12 months ago

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@Milind Prabhu Thanks! @milind prabhu Satvik Golechha · 1 year, 12 months ago

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Extremely grateful for bringing my activities and contributions into notice! Thank You! Swapnil Das · 1 year, 11 months ago

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Are you trying to troll again, Mr. Golechha, with the Ctrl + W? People who know keyboard shortcuts know that that closes ALL your tabs. Yee-Lynn Lee · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Yee-Lynn Lee Yes, he is one of the big trollers. And btw, it closes single tab on Chrome. Pranjal Jain · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Pranjal Jain Oh, right, I was using Ctrl+Shift+W. Yee-Lynn Lee · 1 year, 11 months ago

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Try my set - Financing Risks. Anyone who gets 10/10 will get a free prize. Bryan Lee Shi Yang · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Bryan Lee Shi Yang If you can reshare it i will give a prize.HAHA nice one Gautam Sharma · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Gautam Sharma Actually it is a prank. My set only has 9 problems, so nobody gets 10/10. Everyone who has saw this note has been trolled. XD Bryan Lee Shi Yang · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Bryan Lee Shi Yang No i wasn't because i knew that as calvin sir had previously posted that.And that time also i wasn't i recognised that it is April.Cheers.And i said that if you reshare u get a prize coz the one who posted a set or problems cannot reshare it except mods. Gautam Sharma · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Gautam Sharma No we (mods) cannot reshare our own problems. Pranjal Jain · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Pranjal Jain Oh !Can you please tell me how do you make a problem popular? Gautam Sharma · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Gautam Sharma Using make popular Pranjal Jain · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Pranjal Jain HaHa! ok I got you. Gautam Sharma · 1 year, 11 months ago

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I have been mentioned! Thanks! Andrei Golovanov · 1 year, 12 months ago

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It would be great if the Brilliant Community keep on updating the Who To Follow Page.

@Calvin Lin @Peter Taylor @Silas Hundt

Btw @Satvik Golechha good job \(\ddot \smile\) Kishlaya Jaiswal · 1 year, 12 months ago

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@Kishlaya Jaiswal Thanks @Kishlaya Jaiswal That WhoToFollow is obsolete. The one in the Newsletter is the future! Satvik Golechha · 1 year, 12 months ago

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OMG! I didn't looked into Newsletter this time at all!! So, "WhoToFollow" was a surprise for me. Thanks a lot fellow mods!! \(\ddot\smile\) Pranjal Jain · 1 year, 12 months ago

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@Pranjal Jain Congrats! :) Victor Loh · 1 year, 12 months ago

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@Victor Loh Thanks! :) Pranjal Jain · 1 year, 11 months ago

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I think it is a pity. April Fools should be for a whole month, not a day. Bryan Lee Shi Yang · 1 year, 11 months ago

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I feel so lost am I the only Jamaican on brilliant. Xuxa Gordon · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Xuxa Gordon Welcome to Brilliant! Suyeon Khim Staff · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Suyeon Khim Thank you Xuxa Gordon · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Xuxa Gordon And what's more, you are the first person to come into Brilliant. You should feel proud, because you are the leading person ! Bryan Lee Shi Yang · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Bryan Lee Shi Yang Really I didn't know that's awesome. Xuxa Gordon · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Xuxa Gordon Hey bro, we all are friends! Swapnil Das · 1 year, 8 months ago

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@Xuxa Gordon Have you checked anyone from Jamaica in B'ant? Bryan Lee Shi Yang · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Xuxa Gordon We all are proud of Jamaicans who produced the fastest man on earth! They may also create the fastest mathematician in the world. So be proud being a part of Jamaica , Brilliant , this helpful world! Nihar Mahajan · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Xuxa Gordon Are you sure? Bryan Lee Shi Yang · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Bryan Lee Shi Yang Pretty sure. Xuxa Gordon · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Xuxa Gordon 'Lost' as in? Follow more and more members who post good problems. You'll slowly become a part of this awesome community. Pranjal Jain · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Pranjal Jain Okay. I am trying with my very limited knowledge. Xuxa Gordon · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Xuxa Gordon Glad to hear this, \(\ddot\smile\) Pranjal Jain · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Xuxa Gordon Thanks that was motivating Xuxa Gordon · 1 year, 11 months ago

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