Episode 10: Geometry
The Art Thief at the Window
The problem of the week is to figure out which paintings will slide through an oddly-shaped window, the security of the art museum depends upon it! We also discover a cool geometrical argument for Wavey’s final bearing from last episode’s problem.
Episode 11: Expected Value
The Unknown Monster
In this episode we define Expected Value and offer an introductory puzzle to the concept, along with bonus problem, and we finish off our geometry sequence by solving ...
Episode 12: Expected Value
Photographing the Chaotic Marching Band
To get the perfect photo of the marching band, the rows have to be in-step, but are choosing their starting foot at random. How many rows will be in step, on average?
Episode 13: Expected Value
How Many Snowboards Need Sharpening?
Rachel has six snowboards, one of which gets chosen for each day. How many distinct snowboards did she expect to use? We pose this wintry problem and then solve the pu...