The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers.

-Richard Hamming

Hello everyone;

Its November! Happy Diwali to the fellow Brilliantians from India.

We hope you enjoyed halloween.

**New Features to be excited about**

The staff has worked hard to sreamline the challenge quiz experience.

If you have some time to contribute, you could now check out wiki pages that needs writers or just help us with some feedback

Did you know that Brilliant has a classroom functionality that is still in beta? Join Sandeep's classes. And if you care, check out Agnishom's

**The Wiki Parties**

Our community is doing great in the recent wiki parties. Should you plan to participate in one, here is a great note from Calvin.

Here are some of the recent wonderful wikis the community recently made possible:

- (Algebra) Simpson's Paradox
- (Physics) Magnetic Field Lines
- (Combinatorics) Distinct objects into identical bins
- (Computer Science) Union Find

Once again, if you have some time to donate, the chemistry wikis need some love.

**From the corners of the community**

- Students in the Wrong Classes
- Estimating the sum of primes less than a bound
- The Status Contest
- Short Tricks for JEE
- Deriving the Cubic Formula

**Creative and Challenging Problems**

Level 1-2:

- (Logic) Where'd the other square come from?
- (Number Theory) Three Primes
- (Economics) Tricky Menus

Level 3-5:

- (Algebra) Power Tower Luck
- (Physics) DNA Zipper
- (Logic) Towers of Hanoi, with a twist
- (Computer Science) Sally wants apples
- (Combinatorics) Will Eli's files be safe?

**The Top 5 WhoToFollow**

**Other members who make a difference**

- Karthik Venkata (Featured)
- Alan Enrique Ontiveros Salazar (Featured)
- Sahil Bansal
- Xombie Xine
- Chan Lye Lee

**Joke of the Month**

Four friends have been doing really well in their Calculus class: they have been getting top grades for their homework and on the midterm. So, when it's time for the final, they decide not to study on the weekend before, but to drive to another friend's birthday party in another city - even though the exam is scheduled for Monday morning. As it happens, they drink too much at the party, and on Monday morning, they are all hung over and oversleep. When they finally arrive on campus, the exam is already over.

They go to the professor's office and offer him an explanation: "We went to our friend's birthday party, and when we were driving back home very early on Monday morning, we suddenly had a flat tire. We had no spare one, and since we were driving on backroads, it took hours until we got help."

The professor nods sympathetically and says: "I see that it was not your fault. I will allow you to make up for the missed exam tomorrow morning." When they arrive early on Tuesday morning, the students are put by the professor in a large lecture hall and are seated so far apart from each other that, even if they tried, they had no chance to cheat. The exam booklets are already in place, and confidently, the students start writing.

The first question - five points out of one hundred - is a simple exercise in differentiation, and all four finish it within ten minutes.

When the first of them has completed the problem, he turns over the page of the exam booklet and reads on the next one:

Problem 2 (95 points out of 100): Which tire went flat?

(source)

Also, check out the Biggest Troll Ever

**Last but not the least**

Do not forget to participate in the Brilliant Game Frame

Sincerely yours,

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TopNewestHa ha!! The joke!

And that link too has good jokes! – Ameya Salankar · 10 months, 3 weeks ago

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(Algebra) Simpson's Paradox was great!!! :) – Atul Shivam · 10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Hey can we get Challenge Master's Note for free? (saw it in June's Newsletter) – Lakshya Sinha · 10 months, 1 week ago

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LOL!!! Best joke ever! – Sharky Kesa · 10 months, 3 weeks ago

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– Atul Shivam · 10 months, 3 weeks ago

that “source" too contains amazing jokes!!!Log in to reply