# How To Get Your Problem Shared/Liked On Brilliant

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:

1. Simplify your statements and state them precisely. Do not try to be tricky.
2. Use clear sentences and statements. Check your punctuation and grammar.
3. Add a relevant image which helps to attract attention.
4. Choose a title which reflects the content of the problem.
5. Read other interesting problems and think about what made them interesting to you, and how they were put together.
6. Share something unique and fun. Interesting and thought provoking problems tend to get more likes and shares.
7. Write a solution, which allows others to learn from you. This also helps you to ensure that the problem is correctly stated.
9. Avoid any ambiguity; define uncommon terms.
10. 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.
12. Edit the problem as you respond to clarifications or disputes. Delete it if necessary.
13. 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

Note by Calvin Lin
7 years, 2 months ago

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.

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2 \times 3 $2 \times 3$
2^{34} $2^{34}$
a_{i-1} $a_{i-1}$
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These are excellent pointers. I hope that Brilliant will continue to push for quality of problems, but of course it depends on the Brilliant Community to keep up with the excellence. Problems should be clearly and well worded, and answers should be accurate and unique. Good peer review is a must for Brilliant to succeed in its goals.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Yay, my problem for Mechanics! Thanks!

- 7 years, 2 months ago

That problem deserved to be there.

- 6 years, 5 months ago

Wow, this is really great! Thanks for mentioning my problem for the Algebra! I'm super happy right now! :D

- 7 years, 2 months ago

You can make a set of these problems, as a model for others to follow.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

There are some way to know if a problem we want to share already was shared by someone?

- 7 years, 2 months ago

You should be able to see the total like and reshare stats on a particular problem. For example, this note currently has been liked 29 times, reshared 20 times and has 9 replies. I would encourage you to like and/or reshare problems that you are interested in, as that gives others a strong indication that you are engaged with it.

If you are the creator of a problem (and have email notifications enabled), we do send you an email indicating which person has liked / reshared your problem / note / set.

Staff - 7 years, 2 months ago

I apologize for my english, of course I was not clear in my question. :-( My question was about how to avoid posting a repeated problems. (e.g., someone in the past have already posted same problem)

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Ah ic. Don't worry about that, just post it if you find it interesting.

Staff - 7 years, 2 months ago

Thanks. I did it! its here: https://brilliant.org/community-problem/tiny-angle/?group=xsLX8fyRYQSO One more doubt: Someone in staff will rate it? I was afraid to do it by myself.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

The best way for you to get it rated, is to give an approximate level that you think it would be at. It will be given a provisional rating that will be updated according to how others attempt the problem. Once we are confident about the rating, then it will be displayed.

Staff do not actively rate problems.

Staff - 7 years, 2 months ago

I am not sure why but I have stopped getting emails of who all liked/reshared my questions via email. I used ro get them 2 weeks back. Now it has stopped.

- 5 years ago

But how to upload a problem, where's the option to do so???

- 2 years, 10 months ago

You can contribute problems on desktop or mobile web.

This functionality isn't available on the apps as yet.

Staff - 2 years, 10 months ago

For my problem, I think the image is cool haha

- 7 years, 2 months ago

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Thanks yaar it is so useful

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Thanks for the tips...

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Thank you

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Thanks for the info. My Problem "Triangles of the year just became popular. I'll try to make great problems as soon as possible.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Sir, how should i decide the chapter of the question. Can you please suggest some good names?

- 5 years, 3 months ago

You can only choose from the chapters that are listed out in our topic maps.

When you start typing, you will see suggestions for possible candidates. E.g.

Staff - 5 years, 3 months ago

Oops. Thank you for telling that now. In all my questions i have given the chapter "Counting"

- 5 years, 3 months ago

How can you post a picture in a problem that can zoom, so that the content of the picture are visible more clearly?

- 5 years, 3 months ago

There is currently no way to do that. Ideally, the picture should provide sufficient detail, and help guide understanding of the problem. It shouldn't be necessary to use the picture in order to answer the problem (except for actual pictorial problems in geometry).

At the most, you can request that people open the picture to zoom in.

Staff - 5 years, 3 months ago

I think posting image is only possible via computer but not through mobile devices. How to include image while posting problem through mobile devices?

- 5 years, 1 month ago

You can always hyperlink to an existing image on the web via the markdown syntax of ![caption](image URL).

If you are referring to using the browser on mobile, then when you post a problem, solution or note, you have a formatting toolbar that allows you to upload images directly.

Note that this functionality is not available for comments , on both mobile and the app. Note that you currently are unable to post problems or notes from the app.

Staff - 5 years, 1 month ago

- 5 years, 1 month ago

How do u edit or change the answer you have given for a problem?

- 3 years, 3 months ago

Report the problem. Brilliant staff will review reports from the creator and update the answer accordingly.

Staff - 3 years, 3 months ago

Wow

- 3 years, 2 months ago

It seems liking of problems has disappeared from Brilliant (to my dismay, because I used this feature to help me find back interesting problems).

- 2 years, 9 months ago

How to add questions in sets??(smartphone)

- 2 years, 8 months ago

A complex number Z whose real and imaginary parts are integers and satisfies (Re(Z))^4 + (Re(Z^2))^2 +|Z|= 2018*81, where Re(Z) and Im(z) are the real and imaginary parts of Z. Find (Im(Z))^2

- 2 years, 8 months ago

I am unable to know how to write a problem in phone.

- 2 years ago

You can't do it on app

- 2 years ago

So far so good,:)...

- 7 years, 2 months ago

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