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A Problem Squared

Matt Parker (comedian and mathematician) and Bec Hill (comedian and not mathematician) have problems. They also have solutions. Not always in the correct ratio.

Nov 30, 2020

What's the most cunning way to move furniture on your own?

Thoughtful ideas for Christmas presents

Answers to the riddle of Pudding's Wheel, including a brilliant piece of maths by a listener.

Recipe for microwave fudge:
3 cups of milk or dark chocolate bits (roughly 500g)
1 tin condensed milk
1/4 cup of butter
Step 1....


Oct 31, 2020

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Does this cheese look like it has 41% less packaging?
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kuj16lmkgrx8w7i/41cheese.jpeg?dl=0

Here's the wikipedia page we used to make sense of shark teeth:


Sep 30, 2020

How long is a year of A Problem Squared podcasts?

What's the qualification for a room being a room?

Is the famous Ferrero Rocher advert mathematically possible?

You can visit the Crafts Council campaign here: https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/support-us/appeals-and-projects/lets-craft-packs-children

Delve into luxury...


Aug 31, 2020

- How can you keep cool when there's no air conditioning?

- What's the best thing to do with a spare room? (If you're lucky enough to have one, that is.)

- How much would the Big Macadamia Nut be worth if it was an actual nut?

- Why are typewriters mysterious?

Matt's long-awaited topography video, inspired by a problem...


Jul 31, 2020

- Could pennies make a girlfriend for the Statue of Liberty?
- What's the optimum burger size for your mouth?
- Where is Matt's topography video?

Here's Bec's burger video analysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAc2ukZVtdk

And for Bec's 5KTS t-shirt, head here: