# Difficulty Level

How does the ranking of the difficulty gets decide? Some of my problems fluctuate between levels.

Note by Steven Zheng
3 years, 11 months ago

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Brilliant is still working on a system that takes into account 1) the number of people that have looked at the problem, 2) the number of people that have tried solving it, and 3) the number of people that have solved it. Presumably, if a lot of people have looked at it, and very few have tried solving it, it's a hard problem. But it could also mean that they just don't want to bother. How do does one tell the difference? Likewise, if only one person attempted it, and did solve it, and nobody else wants to look at it, it's assumed that it's an easy problem, but that may not necessarily be so. I think the Brilliant staff is still trying to fine tune this process.

- 3 years, 11 months ago