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Are math-textbook-style problems on topic?

There's been some recent questions on the site that are problems from math textbooks, or problems in that style. Doubt : Pokemon Hunter and the Rogue Brook Groups of Farmers Cows eat too much Who is ...
xnor's user avatar
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10 votes
2 answers
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What's with all the spaghetti?

Overnight, FIFTEEN questions about spaghetti parties popped up. What is going on? Is it national spaghetti day? Are we changing out name to Spaghetti-Puzzling.Stackexchange.com?
Yamikuronue's user avatar
11 votes
2 answers
361 views

Should we disable the "math problem" close reason?

I'm noticing building support for the idea of removing the "math problem" close reason. It's come up in discussion on meta, and has been brought up in chat a few times. I can definitely see where ...
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4 votes
3 answers
314 views

Would this potential post be a math puzzle or math problem?

I am considering posting the following puzzle. I'm aware that there's been a lot of discussion about what makes a high-quality math puzzle, as opposed to a an off-topic math problem, and I'm not sure ...
Kevin's user avatar
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I say that a maths puzzle is suitable for this site. The puzzle-setter disagrees. What do you say?

In this puzzle Win the relay competition by selecting the longer path for competitors There is a wordy and confusing set-up. At the end of the question the following appears, The basic ...
chasly - supports Monica's user avatar
9 votes
1 answer
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What is PSE's policy on mathematical questions, and why, and what's the history behind it?

It seems like PSE's policy on mathematical questions is kinda complicated and has changed over time. What exactly is the policy, and what's the history that led to it? (There are already lots of ...
Gareth McCaughan's user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
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Do these "security to the party" puzzles count as mass-producible puzzles?

We had a discussion a while back in which we determined that a specific category of puzzles called mass-producible puzzles were off-topic if presented as specific questions. I feel like the recent ...
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6 votes
3 answers
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What about a question calling for examples of a certain type of puzzle?

(Please see this question and comments on it for where this proposition originates.) How would people feel about a question of the form 'What are some good examples of puzzles of type X?', inviting ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
ghosts_in_the_code's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
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Non-descriptive titles

So, when this question started appearing on other stack exchange sites through the hot network question feature, I submitted an edit for review to change the title “◳◰ ◓◨ ◨◧◕ ◎◌ ◱◯◱◯ ◍◌○ ◉◉ ◇◔◓◕ ◐►◓◒ ◒...
David Mulder's user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
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How math-oriented can questions on the site be?

This is something I'm somewhat unclear about. Can we, for example, ask puzzles that require the use of calculus to solve? What about more sophisticated mathematical methods? Or should such questions ...
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Proposed policy on mathematical questions

For background, see: Should mathematics questions really be on-topic here? (about "routine" mathematics questions) What tricky mathematical questions are on topic here? (about "heavy" mathematics ...
Gareth McCaughan's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
118 views

What constitutes a "puzzle," exactly?

Sorry for posting this, as I am sure this has been asked before, but what exactly makes a "puzzle?" For example, what if posted a puzzle like this: I am the lowest number for which the Collatz ...
Challenger5's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
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Area 51 Proposal: Math Challenges

On September 1st, I started a proposal on Area 51, for users to share, discuss and answer mathematical challenges that they have. I did this because I felt that these types of problems have no place ...
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3 answers
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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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