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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.

May 9, 2022

In this episode:
 
* Can you alter the smell of your farts based on what you eat?
 
* When does a computer become a supercomputer?
 
* And, Any AOB!
 
A huge thank you to Dr Jess Biesiekierski, you can find them at @jessbersa and @monashnutrition on Twitter, Dr Dr CK Yao, find them at @yao_ck on Twitter and of...


Apr 25, 2022

On this episode...
 
* How many molehills would you need to make a mountain out of them? 
 
* How do you find friends?
 
* Matt revisits some mistaken maths. 
 
Don't forget to send in your Blue Dot Festival problems to us on the website below - we might just do it live! And, as always, if you've got a problem...


Apr 11, 2022

In this episode...
 
* Why are aspect ratios so whack? 
 
* How many phone numbers actually exist? 
 
* Wheels or Doors: Revisited. 
 
* And, closure on A Pudding Squared.
 
A big thank you to Tom Salinsky for helping with this week's problem.
You can find more from him on Twitter:


Mar 28, 2022

In this episode...
 
* What are the odds of having the same child twice?
 
* Wheels or Doors?
 
* And Bec recommends some new nerdy podcasts! 
 
Don't forget too send in your Blue Dot Festival problems to us on the website below - we might just do it live! 
 
And, as always, if you've got a problem or a...


Mar 14, 2022

Happy Pi Day 2022! 

In this episode...

* Which edible products have protected names?

* How much tax paid by a civil servant would pass into their own salary?

* And of course. We have AOB-B-B-b-b-b.... 

To watch a crack team of 30 calculate 11 digits of Pi by hand, head over to Stand-up Maths on YouTube.  

If you want a...