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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.

Jun 20, 2022

In this episode: 
  • Can you create an order from a numbered menu that is always comprehensible to the server?
  • When someone is behind you as you open a door, what is the polite distance to wait for them? 
  • And, the cards are on the table. 
As always, if you've got a problem or a solution, hit us up on our website...

Jun 6, 2022

In THIS episode...
* How long would it take us to eat the moon if it was made of cheese?
* If you shot and dropped a bullet at exactly the same time, they would hit the ground simultaneously?
* And Bec and Matt give thanks.
As always, if you've got a problem or a solution, hit us up on our website 

May 23, 2022

In this episode...
* How related are you to a Harbour seal? 
* Bec gives some novel advice. 
* Matt mends a mistake. 
* And there's all sorts of AOB. 
If you want to bid on the £5,000 t-shirt referenced in 006 of A Problem Squared, join us on the 26th of May, 2022! All proceeds go to Water Aid...

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...