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Questions tagged [number]

This challenge is intended to be solved by using, manipulating, accepting as input, or outputting numeric values.

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Longest Repeating Subsequence of a Single Digit

Challenge: Given a positive integer, output the longest single-digit subsequence that occurs at least twice, AND has boundaries of another digit (or the start/end of the integer). An example: Input:...
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Pair-golfing Twin primes and the Collatz sequence

This is a new kind of challenge inspired by the Recover the mutated source code problem. You should write two programs or functions both in the same language. The first one should solve Task #1 and ...
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Generate a pair of integers from a non-negative one

You should write a program or function which takes a non-negative integer N as input and outputs or returns two integers (negative, zero or positive) ...
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Superstitious hotel elevator

Description Here's a very superstitious hotel elevator in Shanghai:                 It avoids the number 13, because ...
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Hexadecimal and the Alphabet

In this challenge, you will receive an input, convert it to hexadecimal, make a couple changes, and output the result. Because they are only 16 characters in hexadecimal, your code will need to be as ...
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Encrypted In Numbers!

The Problem: Two enemy secret agents have devised a wonderful (for you) method of communication! Here’s how the encryption process works: 1) Take the ascii equivalents of each letter. (No spaces, ...
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Work out \$x^y\$ using only addition and subtraction [duplicate]

The challenge is to implement a function or program that takes two numbers, \$x\$ and \$y\$ and return the result of \$x^y\$. The program cannot use any other mathematical operation other than \$+\$ ...
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Matrix Jigsaw Puzzles

Input: An integer n Two equal-sized square matrices (with their width/height being a multiple of n) Output: One of two ...
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Sum \$\text{Square}^2\$

Let \$n=42\$ (Input) Then divisors are : 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 14, 21, 42 Squaring each divisor : 1, 4, 9, 36, 49, 196, 441, 1764 Taking sum (adding) : 2500 Since \$50\times 50=2500\$ therefore we return ...
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Enumerate each series of identical numbers in-place

Given a list of strictly positive integers, go through each distinct number and replace all occurrences of it with successive indices (zero or one based) of a new series. Examples ...
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Largest Number Printable

Your goal is to write a program that prints a number. The bigger the number, the more points you'll get. But be careful! Code length is both limited and heavily weighted in the scoring function. Your ...
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Fibonacci function or sequence

The Fibonacci sequence is a sequence of numbers, where every number in the sequence is the sum of the two numbers preceding it. The first two numbers in the sequence are both 1. Here are the first ...
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Weapons of Math Instruction

Last time when I tried to come up with something easy that wasn't a duplicate, it ended up being way too hard.. So hopefully this time it's indeed something newcomers can try as well. Input: An ...
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Generate Monday Numbers

Monday numbers, as defined by Gamow in this question over on Puzzling, are positive integers N with the following three properties: The decimal representation of N does not contain the digit 0 The ...
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Comparing two numbers

Challenge Given two integers A and B as input, you must write a program which outputs if ...
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Leyland Numbers

Given a natural number n, return the n-th Leyland number. Leyland Number Leyland numbers are positive integers ...
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Mis-decode a date

Background Inspired by a now deleted question by John Burger from which I quote: Now obviously no human made this mistake. It's a mis-decode of something - perhaps the ISBN? My question is: ...
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Integer-Digits of the Arithmetic-Tables

Challenge: Output the 'integer-digits' of one of the following six arithmetic-tables based on the input: - addition (+); - subtraction (...
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Print the nth prime that contains n

This question will be a twist on finding the nth prime number. Challenge You must write a program that will take one input n, ...
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Help! My calculator malfunctions!

Introduction My calculator is behaving weird. Sometimes when I type in an 8 it displays a 2. And sometimes when I type in a <...
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Surreal Numbers

Surreal Numbers Surreal numbers are one way of describing numbers using sets. In this challenge you will determine the value of a surreal number. Intro A surreal number consists of two sets: a left ...
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Golf a number bigger than Loader's number

As a follow up to Shortest terminating program whose output size exceeds Graham's number and Golf a number bigger than TREE(3), I present a new challenge. Loader's number is a very large number, ...
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Golf me the Schlosberg Numbers

Schlosberg Numbers In issue 5 of Mathematical Reflections, Dorin Andrica proposed the problem of characterising the positive integers n such that is an even integer. Eight people submitted ...
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Print the Lost numbers

As a big fan of the Lost TV series, I always got intrigued by the sequence of numbers that repetitively appears on the episodes. These numbers are: \$ 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42\$ (A104101) Using any ...
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Print the Nth non-palindromic number

A palindromic number (in case you don't know) is a number which reads the same backwards and forwards (example, 11). The first 15 non-palindromic numbers are: ...
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Natural construction

The natural numbers including 0 are formally defined as sets, in the following way: Number 0 is defined as the empty set, {} For n ≥ 0, number n+1 is defined as n ∪ {n}. As a consequence, n = {0, 1, ...
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Are all three integers distinct?

You will be given 3 integers as input. The inputs may or may not be different from each other. You have to output 1 if all three inputs are different from each other, and 0 if any input is ...
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Monday Mini-Golf #4: JARVIS (Just Another Rather Vast set of Integer Sequences)

Monday Mini-Golf: A series of short code-golf questions, posted (hopefully!) every Monday. (Sorry I'm late again; I was away from my computer basically all of yesterday and today.) Us programmers (...
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Sum of all integers from 1 to n

I'm honestly surprised that this hasn't been done already. If you can find an existing thread, by all means mark this as a duplicate or let me know. Input Your input is in the form of any positive ...
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Monday Mini-Golf #1: Reverse Fibonacci Solver

Monday Mini-Golf: A series of short code-golf challenges, posted (hopefully!) every Monday. A Fibonacci-like sequence is obtained using the same method as the famous Fibonacci sequence; that is, each ...
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Is this number a prime?

Believe it or not, we do not yet have a code golf challenge for a simple primality test. While it may not be the most interesting challenge, particularly for "usual" languages, it can be nontrivial in ...
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Satisfying Rounding

Satisfying Rounding You know when you're in science class, and asked to round to 2 sig figs, but your answer is 5.2501...? You should round to ...
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Given a number, program must return the alphabet letter correspondent

The program Given a number, program must return the alphabet letter correspondent. Rules The challenge here is to make it as short as possible, everyone knows it is a very easy program to do. The ...
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Count Like a Babylonian

Challenge Given an ASCII representation of a Babylonian number as input, output the number in Western Arabic numerals. Babylonian Numeral System How did the Babylonians count? Interestingly, they ...
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Approximate the proportion of integers with neighboring factors

If 1 is not counted as a factor, then 40 has two neighboring factors (4 and 5) 1092 has two neighboring factors (13 and 14) 350 does not have two neighboring factors (out of its factors 2, 5, 7, 10, ...
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Is this number a repdigit?

Challenge A repdigit is a non-negative integer whose digits are all equal. Create a function or complete program that takes a single integer as input and outputs a truthy value if the input number ...
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Square Triangles

A positive integer x is a square triangle number iff there are two different positive integers, y and z, which are smaller than x such that all of the sums x + y x + z y + z are perfect squares. ...
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Convert to Suzhou numerals

Suzhou numerals (蘇州碼子; also 花碼) are Chinese decimal numerals: 0 〇 1 〡 一 2 〢 二 3 〣 三 4 〤 5 〥 6 〦 7 〧 8 〨 9 〩 They pretty much work like Arabic numerals, except ...
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Get the best of two Arrays

You will be given two arrays of floating-point numbers. Your task is to pair the corresponding elements of the two arrays, and get the maximum of each pair. However, if the two corresponding elements ...
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It was just a bug

Inspired by the bugged output in @Carcigenicate's Clojure answer for the Print this diamond challenge. Print this exact text: ...
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Convert a number to Korean

Goal You will be given a positive integer number less than 10^20. You must convert it to Korean. For example, if the input is 12345, the output should be ...
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Is it a balanced number?

A number is balanced if the sum of the digits on each half of the number is equal, so: 1423 is balanced because 1+4 = 2+3, so is:...
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Fill in an increasing sequence with as many numbers as possible

A list of numbers is called monotonically increasing (or nondecreasing) is every element is greater than or equal to the element before it. For example, ...
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Sino-Korean numerals [duplicate]

The Korean language has two sets of numerals, a native Korean numerals and Sino-Korean numerals. The native Korean numerals are mostly used for numbers under 100, such as age and time. The Sino-...
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Round the digits last digit, over and over

Challenge: Given two inputs, x and y, round x to one less significant figure, then repeat until it has y number of unrounded digits left. (the decimal point does not count as a digit) Input & ...
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Make an Emergency Corridor

In some nations there are recommendations or laws on how to form emergency corridors on streets that have multiple lanes per direction. (In the following we only consider the lanes going in the ...
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Crown hundred crownty crown

I noticed a certain game had a peculiar life counter, which instead of stopping at 999, gained a new digit – the next number was crown hundred or ...
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Print all lexicographically increasing numbers under 10000

A lexicographically increasing number is an integer whose digits are in strictly increasing order. Print all lexicographically increasing numbers under 10000. Here are lines of the expected output: ...
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Implement the iOS 11 Calculator

iOS 11 has a bug that makes the result of 1+2+3 to be 24. This is related to the animation speed, but anyway: The task is to make 1 + 2 + 3 == 24. But only that. ...
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Is this number triangular?

Challenge Given a positive integer, determine whether it is a triangular number, and accordingly output one of any two constant, distinct values. Definition A triangular number is a number that can ...