Do you remember how you first came to know of Brilliant? How did you discover it?

A couple of Brilliant users (including myself) have shared their stories here.

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TopNewestI just searched up hard maths problems and found this website. The website had stated 'Find your Level'. I was curious and decided to try it. Since then, I became a complete addict for Brilliant.

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I did the same. Lol. Great minds think alike.

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Exactly the same story. Exactly the same!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hey bro its always intresting to see your logo of profile in recent solvers how do you do that? ? I know its lot of practice but something could be great to hear some good things from you.

Happy problem solving :-)

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me always on facebook :p .......... saw a post, and was not interested initially

(i neglected the posts twice!!)I can't believe that now i'm almost addicted to it!! :) :)Log in to reply

I rejected it a million times lol

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me too

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hmm ... : p :)

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I don't remember on which site I was at...but while working on it I saw an ad-"Solve Hard Physics & Maths for free". I clicked that link & bamm! ....I am here...

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Yep! same here...

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Seems i have the same story, happy i met brilliant

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Yeah, hahahah. Same!

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I was reviewing for a contest with a couple of friends then one friend(who also used my account during my early days) suggested to me this website. At first I thought this was boring, but boy was I wrong!

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Aaahhh...... it was an amazing incident. I was solving a sum while preparing for jee mains and for a break looked forward to facebook and suddenly a quetion striked on my screen I moved on that link it was really an intresting que. I solved it and become hungry for trying and solving more and more problems I missed level4 Rating but joined Level3 Brilliant improoved my laws concepts more better.Now i added the shortcut of it on my home screen. Its really worth spending time on brilliant.org Really more to learn More to earn. :-)

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Lol

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I saw the ads from Facebook and it said that my sis's friend used it. As I see "math", I immediately clicked it. XD...... The end. =="

I wish I could discover this sooner so I can study for math olympiad. T__T

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I searched up the smartest teenagers in the world to bump my ego down a few notches, and I discovered that Business Insider ranked these kids using Brilliant. Now I can't tear myself away...Before Brilliant I had an AOPS book called "Volume One; The Basics". I couldn't make head or tail of much of it. Now Volume 2 isn't much of a challenge.

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Keep at it!

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My classmate asked me a question (a hard one) and I was so shocked! I just laughed but deep inside, I really want to know where did he get that one. I surfed the net that day and I found out that it is from Brilliant.org. Honestly, at first, I can't handle the pressure but as time goes by, I managed to learn how to cope up. Now, I can already say that I am a certified Brilliant citizen! HAHAHA

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Someone recommended it to me. Tried it once and forgot about it lol. But since then, I always saw the ads wherever site I'm in. I tried it again and discovered that I already have an account existing, which I am not aware of or forgot about it just like what I first mentioned. Since then, I got addicted to Brilliant. Tho, I'm not good at it. I enjoy it anyway, especially by learning from real Brilliant people. YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME! HAHAHA

I'm working my way up! Baby steps. LOL

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Hello, my name is Vish! How are you? I first got to know Brilliant from a Youtube ad, and then I saw another ad saying, 'Can you solve some problem'. I joined the website at that time. X'D (y)

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@Agnishom Chattopadhyay - He was the one who made me rediscover this site which I had long forgotten after a short period of usage in November'13. I rediscovered this in March'14 & am happy to have done that :D

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Essentially my story's kind of boring. We were getting studying for the regional mathematics competition with my friend Jovan Krajevski when he told me about this "cool site with a lot of interesting problems including solutions for them". It was basically love at first sight for me. :)

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I opened the google play store to get an app which helped me solve mathematics problems. I had neglected it at first but since i have discovered people who post great problems (@CalvinLin , @Sharky Kesa and many more......) i have become a complete brilliant addict.

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My friend Shivamani Patil told me about this website and now I am completely addicted for Brilliant.org

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Tell your friends about it and get them completely addicted too!

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A friend of mine told me about brilliant.org.

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A math teacher recommended Brilliant.org to me, so I decided to give it a try.

Resulted in one hell of a site, great for improvement!

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I discovered Brilliant.org when I was searching programming problems at SPOJ. There is Brilliant ads at the top of the page. Then, I tried to visit it and wow Brilliant.org is great!

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I don't actually remember... :P

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I found random math problems appearing on my Facebook. I solved all of them (about 3), then it redirected me here. I ignored it for a couple of months. Recently I answered a level 4 problem, and that got me hooked.

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I have a habit of typing in random sites (which has lead me to some

reallybad sites).. But this is how I found brilliant.org....I first tried for .com, .net..... But i got stuck here and here I am....BTW, I found a cool site which is really funny.... Type in something and u get funny results!!Log in to reply

Ha Ha! Complete copy of wikipedia! Undictionary! Wiki commons changed to Un commons!!!

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I told u its good!

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@Pankaj Joshi, Yeah! Are you preparing for JEE?

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Sounds slightly odd ;) (Winks)

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visit this site!! ull love it!!

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It was so long ago, but I think it was that the math social group was talking about this website, and I decided to try it out. Yea, pretty orthodox story here.

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Agnishom suggested I try this place...

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Do you like this place so far?

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What is not to like? You read the question, put the answer in the box provided, you get some points...

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A red urn has 35 pts in it and another urn colored blue has 36 pts in it. Along comes a bumpkin, he spots the the urns, he turns to the urns. He grabs one and runs away. What is the probability that said bumpklin has swiped the red urn? I calculate P(red urn swipeage) = 0.

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Facebook.Now,I am addicted to brilliant more than Facebook.Log in to reply

Waste less time on Facebook!

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i was practicing for RMO and found this link

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AoPS

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same

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AoPS.com

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@Daniel Liu

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My story is little different.Actually my father's friend had told me about this website.First I thought this is just a normal kind of website for solving questions.But when I started solving the questions on Brilliant,I became completely addicted to it.

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One of my friend sugested me from Facebook. She said "There are many great math problem inside here, it will open your mind. Math is not that boring."

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I was requested by my friend to join...and I'm delighted to be here... :-)

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My mum told me about it 2 years ago 0.o

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I searched in Google and I saw brilliant then it says challenging math problems so I join and I'm so addicted at brilliant and it makes me smart

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I got to know of this site from my friends. I thought it was pretty cool. And I got hooked!

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Like most of people I also saw a problem in my facebook feeds. First I thought it wouldn't be much intetesting but when I saw the collection of huge maths and physics problem on it, I got addicted to it! Its the best website for a maths and physics lover to solve interesting problems!

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My friend, @Zi Song Yeoh introduced me to this website in December 2012. Since I took the level placement test, I was hooked. =)

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For many years I had been playing uk.yahoobridge till it got suspended in early this year. I was looking for some brain activity. In FeelTipTop's insight engine I keyed in 'mathematical puzzles' for search. I found this Brilliant.com "Solve this...". I liked its 'Boast about it on Twitter" feature so much that I could not keep myself away from this daily exercise. By now I have earned 1,80,000 score. Now after one year I am at 7,00,000.

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On AoPS, someone shared a math problem website address with me. I figured out what to do in this website and loved it after that.

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AoPS

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i was on some website(educational) and it showed an ad:can u solve this oxford entrance problem?

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Facebook :D

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I first saw brilliant from an ad when i was browsing for sum info. I was curious and now, I'm here :) The site is really cool!

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@Wilson Ly

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when i was searching for any maths competitions in google, i just saw the Live Challenge and got introduced to Brilliant!!!!! it is just mindblowing

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