Autosave Solutions

Spent hours writing a solution and then ......
Your laptop battery dies and your charger is in the other room?
Your fat finger accidentally hits outside the modal and it blinks out of existence?
A teacher confiscated your phone because you shouldn't be using it in class?
District 5 revolted and took out the hydroelectric plant powering the capitol?

Worry no longer! Brilliant now autosaves your solution!

When you start typing a solution, and (accidentally) exit the page / modal box, your edits would still be present when you return! We currently save drafts for 48 hours, though let us know if there is a preference to save drafts for a longer period of time. You will still need to hit the save button in order for your changes to be updated on the site.

Note: This only works on your local browser. IE If you were editing a solution and your phone dies (or gets confiscated), you have 48 hours to get it back.

We will also be developing out auto-save for other parts of the site. We are currently testing it on the Wiki page, and will add it to Problems / Notes if there is a demand for it.

Note by Calvin Lin
6 years, 5 months ago

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  Easy Math Editor

This discussion board is a place to discuss our Daily Challenges and the math and science related to those challenges. Explanations are more than just a solution — they should explain the steps and thinking strategies that you used to obtain the solution. Comments should further the discussion of math and science.

When posting on Brilliant:

  • Use the emojis to react to an explanation, whether you're congratulating a job well done , or just really confused .
  • Ask specific questions about the challenge or the steps in somebody's explanation. Well-posed questions can add a lot to the discussion, but posting "I don't understand!" doesn't help anyone.
  • Try to contribute something new to the discussion, whether it is an extension, generalization or other idea related to the challenge.
  • Stay on topic — we're all here to learn more about math and science, not to hear about your favorite get-rich-quick scheme or current world events.

MarkdownAppears as
*italics* or _italics_ italics
**bold** or __bold__ bold

- bulleted
- list

  • bulleted
  • list

1. numbered
2. list

  1. numbered
  2. list
Note: you must add a full line of space before and after lists for them to show up correctly
paragraph 1

paragraph 2

paragraph 1

paragraph 2

[example link]( link
> This is a quote
This is a quote
    # I indented these lines
    # 4 spaces, and now they show
    # up as a code block.

    print "hello world"
# I indented these lines
# 4 spaces, and now they show
# up as a code block.

print "hello world"
MathAppears as
Remember to wrap math in \( ... \) or \[ ... \] to ensure proper formatting.
2 \times 3 2×3 2 \times 3
2^{34} 234 2^{34}
a_{i-1} ai1 a_{i-1}
\frac{2}{3} 23 \frac{2}{3}
\sqrt{2} 2 \sqrt{2}
\sum_{i=1}^3 i=13 \sum_{i=1}^3
\sin \theta sinθ \sin \theta
\boxed{123} 123 \boxed{123}


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Vote up this comment if you want autosave on Problems and/or Notes.

Calvin Lin Staff - 6 years, 5 months ago

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Thanks!! I wont need to type everything twice or thrice now!

Pranjal Jain - 6 years, 5 months ago

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@Ronak Agarwal @Upanshu Gupta @Sandeep Bhardwaj @Silas Hundt @Pranjal Jain @megh choksi @Krishna Sharma

We are working on fixing the "additional \\" bug. It now works for most people, though we're still testing to ensure we got all cases. I will update this comment when it has been fully fixed.

I have deleted the comments to streamline this conversation.

Update: We have now fixed this bug. Please inform me if you still get this issue.

Calvin Lin Staff - 6 years, 5 months ago

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What about the brilliant app?

Krishna Sharma - 6 years, 5 months ago

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It works for the Brilliant app, and also for mobile web browsers. Give it a try!

Calvin Lin Staff - 6 years, 5 months ago

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Thanks,for doing it since I faced this problem 6 or 7 times at least.

Souryajit Roy - 6 years, 5 months ago

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Thank u . It was a very great help at least for app users . Now only one last problem . Can u do something to make it easy in typing latex for app users ??? It is still big problem for me !!

Utsav Singhal - 6 years, 4 months ago

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We will be looking into making it easier for everyone to type in latex. That will make it easier for people to submit problems. :)

Calvin Lin Staff - 6 years, 4 months ago

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