I am new here; i just joined today. But I haven't been posting answers, I just solve them and go right ahead because the LaTeX formatting never comes out right in the preview.

Just now, I finally decided to post a Math answer anyway, but it was unreadable. I deleted my answer, thinking I'll answer the question again - but this time I'd format it offline, take a screenshot and upload the image. Alas, I was not allowed to post a new answer.

I must say it is a rather frustrating experience.

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TopNewestHi Oyekola,

Welcome to Brilliant!

1) We limit the number of solutions that you can submit to only 1, which is why you couldn't submit your another solution.

2) To get the latex code to display, you have to use the brackets \( \backslash ( \quad \backslash) \) around your Latex code. I've updated your solution so that you can refer to it, by clicking on the edit button.

3) To use markdown to display hyperlinks (in this note) or images (in the problem), you should not leave a space between [] and (). I fixed it in both instances, so you can edit it to take a look.

I have undeleted your solution, and edited the Latex (by simply adding the relevant brackets around your Latex code.) If you do not want to display your solution, you may delete it.

P.S. You have great Latex skills! – Calvin Lin Staff · 2 years, 5 months ago

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(1) Alright, I understand this. (2) I am not sure this is included in the formatting documentation, or else I missed it. I'll take note of this going forward. I can see that you've posted the answer for me. Thanks. (3) Okay, I see. I understand this better now.

Thanks again! – Oyekola Oyekole · 2 years, 5 months ago

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For more information, you can refer to the Math Formatting Guide. There should be an immediate link when you are writing a solution.

In general, any site that display math equations using MATJAX / LATEX, will require you to denote the relevant portions that should be encoded. We use \( \backslash( \quad \backslash) \), while other sites may use $ $ or <math> </math>.

Apart from this instance, how do you find your Brilliant experience? – Calvin Lin Staff · 2 years, 5 months ago

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Now that I've cleared up this formatting problem, it should be even more interesting. And I think I'll be willing to give \(Brilliant^2\) a shot shortly. I got the Android app also so I can have more Brilliant days. – Oyekola Oyekole · 2 years, 5 months ago

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What number theory research are you working on? – Calvin Lin Staff · 2 years, 5 months ago

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I recalled a tough number theory question from a paper I took last October: i.e. the GRE Subject Test in Math. I was trying to see if there was an analytical way to solve it, because during the exam I used some time wasting brute force. I'm still looking.

Sadly by ETS rules, I am not permitted to go into detail about any of the questions on the exam, or create a similar question for the sake of review by a third party. – Oyekola Oyekole · 2 years, 5 months ago

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