# Questions tagged [code-challenge]

A code challenge is a competition for creative ways to solve a programming puzzle with an objective winning criterion not covered by other scoring tags (e.g. code-golf).

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### BigNum Bakeoff Reboot

Some of you may be familiar with the BigNum Bakeoff, which ended up quite interestingly. The goal can more or less be summarized as writing a C program who's output would be the largest, under some ...
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### Build a working game of Tetris in Conway's Game of Life

Here is a theoretical question - one that doesn't afford an easy answer in any case, not even the trivial one. In Conway's Game of Life, there exist constructs such as the metapixel which allow the ...
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### nimi ale lon toki pona! (Every word in Toki Pona!)

"nimi ale lon toki pona" is a song by YouTuber jan Misali which lists 137 common words in the constructed language Toki Pona. This challenge is not a duplicate of "How high can you ...
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### Without using numbers, get the highest salary you can. But don't exaggerate!

As I'm applying for some jobs whose job advert doesn't state the salary, I imagined a particularly evil interviewer that would give the candidate the possibility to decide their own salary ...by "...
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### Definite integral of polynomial functions

You will need to evaluate the definite integral (bounded by $a$ and $b$) of a certain polynomial function that takes the form of: \int_a^b \left( k_n x^n + k_{n-1} x^{n-1} + \cdots + k_2x^2 + ...
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### Fastest tweetable integer factorizer

The task is to find a non-trivial factor of a composite number. Write code that finds a non-trivial factor of a composite number as quickly as possible subject to your code being no more than 140 ...