# Problem Writing Party February 1st - 14th

Hello Brilliant!

Last month's Problem Writing Party was a huge success! So many of you made a contribution one way or another that I couldn't possibly list everyone here. Because of your submissions, we were able to launch not just two new quizzes, but five new quizzes. Here are the quizzes that you all helped create:

New Brilliant Challenge Quizzes
General Polygons: Level 2-3
Number Bases: Level 2
Number Bases: Level 3
Momentum: Level 1-2
Expected Value: Level 2-3

We want to showcase the hard work these members of the community put in over the last week, so Brilliant will featuring these quizzes in the community Featured feed, on Facebook, and in our email campaigns over the next week. With that said, let's kick off the 2nd Problem Writing Party!

## How it Works

The party starts right now (February 1st, 2016) and will last for the next two weeks. Throughout the two weeks, we will be focusing on writing awesome problems for the topics listed below. To participate, submit as many problems as you want to these listed topics. At the end of the party, Brilliant staff will be picking the best 5-10 problems for each topic. These problems will then be immortalized and formed into a challenge quiz. If we pick your problem, then you can brag to your friends because it will be displayed on Brilliant forever!

Use this note to

1. Ask questions about the party or brainstorming ideas from Brilliant staff.

2. Share links to great relevant problems.

3. Bounce your ideas off each other to help formulate the best problem you can.

To be selected, problems you submit should be fun and challenging to a student in the levels listed for the given topic.

## This Party's Topic Listing

The topics of problem submission for this party are below. Just click the topic you want to contribute to.

Geometry - Volume: Level 1-2
Comparing shapes, rearranging 3D figures, playing with volume formulae. Pictures preferred.

Number Theory - Quadratic Residues: Level 3-4
Legendre Symbol, Law of Quadratic Reciprocity, Problem solving, etc.

Combinatorics - Data Presentation: Level 1-2
Data plots, graphs, charts, and misrepresented data.

Classical Mechanics - Conservation of Energy: Level 2-4
Problems that rely on conserving energy from one state to another.

We didn't receive enough problems in these categories last party, so we're asking for your contributions in them again and we've loosened the constraints so that more submissions come in.

Algebra - Rational Functions: Level 1-3

Computer Science - Complexity/Runtime Analysis: All levels

Happy writing and party on!

Note by Andrew Ellinor
5 years, 5 months ago

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Here are my questions about Geometry-Volume:

Bar, Ball, Cone

Who wants a scoop?

Pyramid VS Pyramid

5 Pyramids in 1 Cube

Hope you enjoy them! ;)

- 5 years, 5 months ago

I like your last two problems

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Thank you. Hope more will come. ;)

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Yo got that for sure bro!

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Check out my problems :
Geometry : Volume Comparison
Classical Mechanics : Mass- Spring System
Number Theory : No Residue

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Looking good, Anish! I think we might pick a few of your problems again.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Thanks, sir !

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Can I invite my friend @John Michael Gogola ? He wants to join.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Why not

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Thanks :)

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Absolutely!

- 5 years, 5 months ago

More calculus problems for the limits category:

- 5 years, 5 months ago

I like the title for the second one! haha but out of those three, I especially enjoyed "Almost pizza." It might be kind of difficult for level 1, but oh well...

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- 5 years, 5 months ago

Haha , nice! :P

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Inspired by You

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Volume - Problem 1 No submission due to practicals.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

@Andrew Ellinor I'm not sure if my problem Confusing Collisions satisfies the above criteria of level 2-4 because it's a very challenging problem, but still I hope there's no harm in submitting.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Nice prob

- 5 years, 5 months ago

There's definitely no harm in submitting! Submit as many problems as you would like. This one looks challenging :)

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Computer Science: Do you know your sorting?

- 5 years, 5 months ago

This is what I have so far--there may be more coming.

Calculus--limits of fxns:

Algebra--rat'l fxns:

- 5 years, 5 months ago

"Too much calculus may put you in the L'Hopital" is the funniest title I've read in a long, long time. Too bad challenge quizzes don't show the title! :P

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Here is a rational functions problem I just submitted.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Appreciated Denton! We were severely lacking in the rational functions category, so your contribution is greatly appreciated. Expect to see your problem in a challenge quiz in a week. ;)

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Awesome! I'll go create another one in the same category, then.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

And here it is:

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Here are mine:

Geometry: Divine Conedy

Classical Mechanics: Bob Goes Faster

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Check my geometry problem

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Beautiful image. Looks like a prime candidate for a challenge quiz. ;)

- 5 years, 5 months ago

My first problem in this party.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Haha, what a perfect answer too!

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Calculus - Limits

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Thanks Sahil! Funny how people can get away without even noticing the floor :P

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Here's my questions about Party's Topic Listing

Geometry- Volume : Archimedes Formula

Geometry- Volume : Thick Trick

Algebra- Rational Function : Rational Function

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Hey Brian. In order to get your problem to show up as a link, use the formatting [Archimedes Formula](https://brilliant.org/problems/archimedes-formula/), you can achieve a link like this:

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Thanks for the info Sir Andrew.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

I just wrote a funny and easy problem for Geometry- volume: Milky & Tricky Is this good?

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Tricky is right! I like it. This might be our hard level 2 problem. We have so many volume questions pouring in, so this is great!

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Thanks and I will work hard!

- 5 years, 5 months ago

I love it

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Thanks!

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- 5 years, 5 months ago

Looks great John! I'm not quite sure which of the chapters it will fit in (out of the chapters listed in the note above), but this might be good for a Euler's Theorem quiz later down the road.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Check my simple , learning and conceptual problems of conservation of energy.

My Set Energy Tranfers .

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Ohhhh yeah. Some of these will do just fine in the energy quiz. Perfect, Yash.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

My problems on Volume:-

Hollow Cone

How much time to fill?

Will try to add more questions.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Beautiful. Thanks, Vighnesh. We might have to make a level 1 and a level 2 challenge quiz for Volume to fit all these questions in.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Another problem on Volume by me: Open Box Volume

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Here is another geometry/volume problem. Perhaps too hard for level 2, but I'll post it anyway:

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Oh I think we can find a home for this problem. Your big, bad, binary was hard for the level 3 challenge quiz but we put it in anyway ;)

Thanks Arjen! These are great.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

I just posted a Geometry-Volume problem the "Un-Uniform Sphere". It's maybe a 3 but not a 1!

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Thanks @W Rose! I'll have a look at it and see if I can find it a home.

Also, you can post links to your problems using the following format
[Un-Uniform Sphere](https://brilliant.org/problems/un-uniform-sphere/)

Like this: Un-Uniform Sphere

- 5 years, 5 months ago

My second question here.

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- 5 years, 5 months ago

I have worked out some problems regarding Complexity/Runtime Analysis, here are they:

I will try to provide problems related to other topics later, Insha.Allah..

- 5 years, 5 months ago

These are PERFECT! Thanks Zeeshan.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

You are welcome :)

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Bingo! Here comes another one ...

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Geometry- Volume : Thick Trick

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Here are my new problems about Algebra-Rational functions:

1, 2, 3, Go!

So close yet so far

Have fun! ;)

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Here's a new one on Calculus-Limits of Functions: 1, 2, 3 Again.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

My third problem.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

My second problem, RATIONAL FUNCTION

- 5 years, 5 months ago

I like it Jason! This is more Functional Equations. Rational functions deal specifically with a polynomial in the numerator and a polynomial in the denominator, so keep at it.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Thx my Friend

- 5 years, 5 months ago

This is my new one for Combinatorics-Data Presentation: Roses are red. Violets are blue..

I hope it's not too easy. ;)

- 5 years, 5 months ago

God made me pretty , what happened to you? ;) A good problem!

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Thanks. Did you solve it yet?

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Why doesn't any one come up with any Computer Science questions.!? :P

- 5 years, 5 months ago

I think because the others is more interesting that Computer Science

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Well.... I don't think so... there are so many hidden genius people with a brilliant mind of computer science (like me of course :) ) here on brilliant.org :P they just need to come up with some new ideas ..!

- 5 years, 5 months ago

I think because its not known to many people

eg: me

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Same here, idk what is computer science

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Here are two problems for limits of functions:

(I deleted my laser beam problem. Plus, it kept getting marked as "geometry," even though I assure you that NO geometry is needed to solve it. Oh well; it is kind of messy.)

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Fun problems! I think one of this will land in a new challenge quiz. ;)

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Thank you! That would be great. :) Here's another limits one that I came up with. It requires just a little more tact: 4, 3, 2, 1, Earth below us

- 5 years, 5 months ago

That's explain why I can't see ur post anymore

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Yes; I deleted it. That's maybe why you had trouble with it as well. Try it out now, if you'd like (and my other problems as well :D).

I really liked your problem, btw. I feel like it should be on a quiz.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

This is the question about Calculus-Limits of Functions: Line, Point, Curve.

Probably too easy, but it's level 1, which we needed. So let's give it a try! ;)

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Perfect! We need level 1 problems like this. Thanks Dr. Warm.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

You're very welcome, Andrew. ;)

- 5 years, 5 months ago

My fourth problem.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Another rational function problem--true story. I think it's easy enough for level 1.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Here is my problem MOMENTUM

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- 5 years, 5 months ago

Indeed, Rajdeep is correct. The momentum quiz has already been made. But we can possibly find another home for it!

- 5 years, 5 months ago

I've got another problem: Rational? Real! for rational functions -algebra. Hope you enjoy!

- 5 years, 5 months ago

I like it! Definitely a fun problem. We'll probably put it into rational numbers though. Rational functions on the other hand are a polynomial divided by a polynomial, such as

$\frac{1}{2x^2 - 5x - 3}, \frac{x^3 - 7x + 6}{x^3 + 6x^2 + 11x + 6}, \frac{3x + 6}{x^2 - 1}$

Fun, right? We'll find a home for this one somewhere. I definitely like Milky and Tricky!

- 5 years, 5 months ago

I have just posted my very first calculus problem: Where does it go? It is an easy but great concept for the beginners (like me).

- 5 years, 5 months ago

I am submitting this set of problems for the party :)

- 5 years, 5 months ago

I just want to ask, why geometry only volume.

I got some difficult geometry but it's 2D

Why must 3D, you said you didn't receive enough problem

- 5 years, 5 months ago

This is my new question about Geometry-Volume: Crystal in a Cube

Enjoy! ;)

- 5 years, 5 months ago

A new one on Geometry-Volume again: Crystal Clear.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Can anyone tell me , if I increase a number(say x) by 9 times, the resultant would be 9x or 10x?????

- 5 years, 5 months ago

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