Monthly Archives: February 2021

An updated Google Books word frequency list

Introduction I think I nerd-sniped myself. This started with the objective of writing a simple program to play Hangman, as a demonstration of a potential programming exercise for students. (Don’t assign the problem if you don’t know the solution.) But … Continue reading

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Balanced clock hands

Given an analog clock with sweeping hour, minute, and second hands, at what times are the hands most evenly “balanced”– that is, most equally separated in angle? It’s a standard high school algebra problem to compute all of the times … Continue reading

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