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# Is programming allowed?

Can I use computers to do brilliant problems.... I mean write a computer program to solve it.

Note by Saurav Shakya
4 years, 11 months ago

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Hello Saurav,

Here is a link to an old discussion where lots of thoughts were shared about what can and cannot be used to solve Brilliant problems.

The short answer is that the problems are designed to be solved by pencil and paper and that solving with computer programs misses the point of most of the problems. Submitted solutions that utilize a computer program will not be accepted unless you can prove why there was no error in your computation.

Staff - 4 years, 11 months ago