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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.

Oct 24, 2022

In THIS episode...

* Can we increase the chance of catching the subway by walking to the nearest stop in the direction of travel? 

* How long is a New York Minute, really?

* And some serious jet lag. 

Thank you to everyone who sent in New York related questions! If you want to read more about Todd W. Schneider, you can find them on Twitter here:

Here is the code and wait times graph referenced in Matt's problem: 

And the Github link is here if you'd like to rerun Todd’s code for yourself:

For recreated images of New York Minute, head on over to the APS Twitter or Instagram.

And, as always, if you've got a problem or a solution hit us up on our website