Jordan McQueen

Jordan McQueen

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The FiveThirtyEight Riddler

If you like imaginative/challenging math/logic/CS problems, take a gander at FiveThirtyEight's The Riddler.

FiveThirtyEight is Nate Silver's website that does precise, academic, and statistical commentary on a variety of issues. Their The Riddler column features hard and interesting problems on a weekly cadence.

In the past, I have solved several, with at least one of my solutions being featured with a shout-out. My solution with code is on GitHub. This particular problem was a fun little geometry problem which I opted to solve via simulation and numerical geometry, though others found an elegant analytical solution.