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Polarisation

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Missing five

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Find the nearest prime number

Happy 5th birthday, Cody! Since 5 is a prime number, let's have some fun looking for other prime numbers. Given a positive in...

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Extra safe primes

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Natural numbers in string form

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Fix the last element of a cell array

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String Array Basics, Part 1: Convert Cell Array to String Array; No Missing Values

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Remove element(s) from cell array

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Cell Counting: How Many Draws?

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Convert a numerical matrix into a cell array of strings

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Perimeter of a semicircle

Given the diameter d, find the perimeter of a semicircle

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Given a square and a circle, please decide whether the square covers more area.

You know the side of a square and the diameter of a circle, please decide whether the square covers more area.

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Approximation of Pi

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Pi Digit Probability

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radius of a spherical planet

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Pi Estimate 1

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Decrypt the cypher using XOR encryption (for beginners)

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