# Justin Wong's Messageboard

Hey there Brilliant members! Talk to me about anything you want.

Note by Justin Wong
7 years, 3 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.

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• Use the emojis to react to an explanation, whether you're congratulating a job well done , or just really confused .
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• 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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I finally beat it... after about 2048 hours.

- 7 years, 3 months ago

hihihi. I gave here by way of @Peter Taylor 's message board.

Staff - 7 years, 3 months ago

Hello!

- 7 years, 3 months ago

@josh silverman I enjoyed trying to enjoy your political physics set, too bad it was too deep for me though. Are you a political scientist or something? I like to see your real-world math problems, like this politics one and the biological system problem.

- 7 years, 3 months ago

I enjoyed trying to enjoy your political physics set, too bad it was too deep for me though.

that's sad! do you think it could it be written in a way so that you'd understand it or is it some kind of topics you haven't gotten to yet?

Are you a political scientist or something?

not yet, at least. i just wondered one day what kind of error was being used in a poll that was reported in a newspaper, then thought of the connection with stat mech and got it.

I like to see your real-world math problems, like this politics one and the biological system problem.

excellent. i have some on the way, another set sometime this weekend (about phase transitions?) or so and some lone rangers as well. thanks for the feedback.

Staff - 7 years, 3 months ago

It is probably understandable to others, just topics I haven't gotten to yet. Keep up the good work!

- 7 years, 3 months ago

Hello @jimmy qin , I was wondering how you did on AIME?

- 7 years, 3 months ago

@Justin Wong hi justin i miss you!

- 6 years, 8 months ago

bruh where have you been i miss you too

- 6 years, 8 months ago

@Samuel Li hey bud, are you going to State MAO?

- 7 years, 3 months ago

@Peter Taylor I'm going away for a state math competition this weekend. I might not be able to access Brilliant (I don't have a phone or laptop to bring), but I'll be sure to tell you all results when I get back. Wish me luck!

- 7 years, 3 months ago

Rock on man! We'll be rooting for you.

Staff - 7 years, 3 months ago

@Peter Taylor Yay! I did reasonably well at the competition, and I made a set with a few adapted problems in it.

- 7 years, 3 months ago

@Finn Hulse Lol why were you liking my old old old posts?

- 7 years, 3 months ago

Bro, you have no idea of how many posts I like per minute. Roughly 40. I don't reshare (because of OCD), though. But yeah, I'm "like-crazy". Remember my note People shouldn't be so reluctant to follow/like. Yeah. Also, how'd that math thing go?

- 7 years, 3 months ago

I don't reshare

Why? To me a good person to follow is someone who shares and re-shares a lot of good stuff. If you see something really cool, wouldn't you want your seven-hundred-something followers to see it as well?

- 7 years, 3 months ago

Dude, I would love too! I am legally OCD which means that I'm super organized. Which means if I have 100 posts of my own, and 2 or three of others (consecutively), I would literally pull my hair out! Everything has to be perfect in my feed.

- 7 years, 3 months ago

Bro, I feel you dawg, like homie, doe, I get your feels. The math convention was fun, and although I didn't perform at my top level I enjoyed the experience and learned a lot and look forward to next years'. Do you have a state high school competition to look forward to? Or something similar?

- 7 years, 3 months ago

Yeah bro, it's all chill here, I had State MATHCOUNTS, frickin boss-ness. I was swaggin' out with my homies and our team got 5th man, it was so chill. :O

- 7 years, 3 months ago

that's about as much swag as my chill boss can handle.

Staff - 7 years, 3 months ago

Ya doe I know got that swagg like a true homie bruh.

- 7 years, 3 months ago

@Nanayaranaraknas Vahdam I really like the concept of your Science of Apps! set. Are you going to make a 2048 question as well? Also, I think a better title would be "Science of Game Apps!" or something similar to indicate games (but that's just my thought). Keep up the work!

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Thank you! I am planning on writing in many other apps, maybe even Clash of Clans! If you have any other suggestions, please let me know :)

- 7 years, 2 months ago

@Arron Kau For your recent Condiment Patterns set, did Brilliant staff have a lunch party and you decided to have some fun? I bet it was fun to make the pictures.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

@Jeremy Bansil ahh I just was browsing your profile and you like origami! Me too! What's one of your favorite models you've made?

- 6 years, 9 months ago

Origami? Sure...... My favorite model is Kusudama Flower! I also love other models such as Swallow Paper Airplane, Rose Cube, and others. (Sorry for the late reply.)

- 6 years, 7 months ago

@minimario minimario I was on typeracer and saw you were 5th place on a quote with wpm of 191... Are you a typing beast or nah?

- 6 years, 8 months ago

nvm, I see you got 343 as well lol

- 6 years, 8 months ago