The Brilliant Community has been contributing interesting problems which are shared for everyone to enjoy. We have noticed a steady increase in the quality of problems that have been written up, which is much appreciated by the other members.
Here are some pointers to make your problems stand out:
- Simplify your statements and state them precisely. Do not try to be tricky.
- Use clear sentences and statements. Check your punctuation and grammar.
- Add a relevant image which helps to attract attention.
- Choose a title which reflects the content of the problem.
- Read other interesting problems and think about what made them interesting to you, and how they were put together.
- Share something unique and fun. Interesting and thought provoking problems tend to get more likes and shares.
- Write a solution, which allows others to learn from you. This also helps you to ensure that the problem is correctly stated.
- Add the (correct) topic and level, which provides context about your problems.
- Avoid any ambiguity; define uncommon terms.
- Present your math equations clearly. If you do not know Latex, you can always handwrite the problems, take a photo of it and upload the image. For example, Find Area Of Shaded Portion.
- Preview to ensure that your problem appears correctly. Read through your problem before hitting Post.
- Edit the problem as you respond to clarifications or disputes. Delete it if necessary.
- State the numerical constants that you used. Use typical values.
Examples of problems that the community liked:
Algebra: There Are Trains That Operate In The Himalayas?
Combinatorics: Saving The City, Destroying Public Property, Advancing Scientific Knowledge. All In A Day’s Work
Number Theory: My Calculator Says It Is True
Geometry: Particular Pentagon Point
Calculus: Spiders Perform This Cool Trick With Their Webs
Mechanics: Poor Bug, Will It Ever Succeed
Electricity and Magnetism: Lightning Can Hurt You
Computer Science: Knights And Knaves, Another Truth And Liar Problem