Help others by adding examples

Want to contribute and make Brilliant’s wikis more awesome? Have ideas for examples which could illuminate one or more of the topics below? Contribute some examples now!

We’ll be providing feedback on these contributions, so this is a great opportunity to improve your mathematical writing skills while making your mark on Brilliant. If you get stuck, come chat with us.

Follow these simple steps to add an example:

  1. Look over one of the wikis listed below, taking note of the page organization.
  2. Think of a question that could help someone understand how to solve problems related to the wiki topic. It is especially helpful if you can add to a section of the wiki that is missing relevant examples.
  3. Post your example and a solution! You can add an example using the following syntax:
###Example Question. This is the question.


This is the answer to the question, with a detailed solution. 
Please explain your steps so that people can follow along. 

That produces output that looks like this:

Protip: As you’re editing, you can add relevant links to related wikis.
For more information about editing wikis, see these wiki guidelines and formatting options.

Simplify Radicals
Newton's Identities

Mind reading
Arithmetic Puzzles - Fill in the Blanks
Elimination grids
K-level thinking
Information Compression
Tic tac toe
Recognizing Visual Patterns

Combinatorial Games - Winning Positions

Number Theory:
Divisibility Rules
Finding the last digit of a power
Even and Odd Numbers
Factorials - Properties

Classical Mechanics:
Phase changes

Note by Calvin Lin
5 years, 2 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

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

    print "hello world"
# I indented these lines
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# 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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I think we need more geo wikis.

Alan Yan - 5 years, 2 months ago

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We need more wikis in everything :) I appreciate any contributions :)

Calvin Lin Staff - 5 years, 2 months ago

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Can you add my wiki to the Algebra topics , so that wiki could get more examples.

A Former Brilliant Member - 5 years, 2 months ago

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I'm curious, what was the topic of your wiki?

Swapnil Das - 5 years, 2 months ago

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I'm going to contribute to "Simplifying Radicals". Can I add something related to higher mathematics, which is excluded from Olympiad topics?

Swapnil Das - 5 years, 2 months ago

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Certainly. We will sort them into the corresponding levels, so if the problem is really hard it will be used in the Level 3/4/5 set, as opposed to the Level 1/2 set.

Calvin Lin Staff - 5 years, 1 month ago

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Can I add a wiki on the fermi paradox ?

Raven Herd - 5 years, 1 month ago

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Calvin Lin Staff - 5 years, 1 month ago

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I have contributed to the Fermi Paradox . Please provide a feedback , suggest some changes . I am unable to find some problems related to the topic . All the members viewing this are welcome for the feedback . FERMI PARADOX

Raven Herd - 5 years, 1 month ago

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