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## Main Question or Discussion Point

**What is this place?**

This forum is for people to come together and stretch their brains on math puzzles. Each week there will be a new challenge for the forum to try.

**What do I get for answering challenges?**

We're going to try a point system. The first person to post a solution will be awarded 2 points, and every solution posted after that which is legitimately different from any already posted solutions will be worth one point. I want to see as many different solutions as you guys can think up on each problem, and if you see a problem has already been solved just think of that as an extra challenge to solve it better. Simplify an existing solution, attack it from a different angle, everything's fair game as long as you're doing some new math (maximum one score per person but feel free to post extra solutions). I am the final arbiter on whether a solution counts as new or not in the event of a dispute.

**Can I trade in my points for cool Physics Forums prizes?**

No, you can't.

[Admin Edit] not yet at least :)

**I have a cool question I think you should ask.**

Hey, this is frequently asked questions, not frequently stated sentences. If you have a particularly interesting math problem, feel free to PM me! If I think it's appropriate (not too technical, not too obvious, etc.) I'll include it as a challenge and you'll get a point for it.

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