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Are questions from physics and chemistry olympiads on-topic?

This site has a large number of questions like those that appear on math olympiads. Lately, I thought of some puzzles that could appear on physics and chemistry olympiads. While those require ...
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Are counting problems on topic?

I am planning to ask a question which requires you to count the number of possible ways to arrange something with certain conditions. Are these on-topic?
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Should we introduce a new off-topic close reason for math problems?

It looks like we've decided math problems are off-topic, though we've yet to put to words the explicit difference between a math problem and a math puzzle. Despite a lack of a clear dividing line, ...
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Overuse of poor math questions, what can we do?

So I've been noticing ... lazy math puzzles. I thought it was just a fad, but clearly not .Now, I'm not trying to judge, but a lot of these questions are just in this weird gray zone where they're not ...
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1answer
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How do we want to use our meta FAQ?

As far as I know, this isn't something that's ever really been talked about. We've got a potentially extremely useful resource on Puzzling Meta: the faq tag. But I'm not sure how we should use it. ...
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Are functional-equation problems on topic?

Please vote up if you think this is on-topic, and vote-down if it isn’t. My functional equation questions always attract close votes, and some people say that functional equations are math textbook ...
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Can we ask difficult math puzzles here?

Can we ask difficult math questions here? More specifically, I mean a math question that involves square roots.
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Is this question I asked on Math.SE better suited for Puzzling.SE?

I had asked a question on Math SE, before I knew about Puzzling SE. Here's the link. https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1129004/create-the-most-stressful-tennis-game-ever It does involve ...
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Should 'Make x using w, y and z' questions be on-topic?

There are several puzzles on site now that follow the lines of Make $x$ using the numbers $w$, $y$ and $z$. Only (), x, /, + and - is allowed In my opinion, this isn't a puzzle. We are simply ...
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Why are mathematical question posted on Puzzling SE?

Why are mathematical question posted on Puzzling SE? Is Mathematics SE not good enough? Here are some examples: A circle touches two sides of a triangle and two of its medians A geometric puzzle. ...
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The [math] tag is pointless

In my opinion, the tag [math] is pretty useless, as we already have the following tags: Geometry Arithmetic Combinatorics Probability Number-theory Every math puzzle can be identified with one of ...
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Can the maths problem close vote be objective?

It's come up before on meta, a lot, it seems. However, I don't know whether there's a set of specific rules that define what is a maths problem and what isn't one. For example: Question x is a ...
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Are questions that are just entertainment-based accepted here? [closed]

I have seen many questions here that in my thought are just for entertainment, but they are receiving many up-votes. (questions on the first page of the site (Active ones) for example, are all being ...
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Topicness of word puzzles?

I'm sure this has probably been hashed out to death here. Can someone give me a quick rundown on whatever the current consensus is about word puzzles being on- or off-topic here? From a quick visit ...

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