For my 100th toot, I have a new puzzle page to introduce: "Port-and-Sweep Solitaire!" I wrote about it previously for Math Horizons, but it's so much better experienced in an interactive format:

http://homepages.gac.edu/~jsiehler/games/PaSS/passPage1.html

Check the bottom of the page for further links.

http://rmm.ludus-opuscula.org/

http://www.mseymour.ca/hex_book/hexstrat.html

@joshmillard wouldn't you say there's a set

a set that has... everything?

@jsiehler Okay, that blog entry as promised: http://tpfto.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/on-constructing-an-elliptic-function-from-its-zeroes-and-poles/

What's the "most scalene" right triangle – that is, how should the edges be proportioned so that the minimum difference over all pairs of sides is as large as possible? Let's assume we've normalized so that the hypotenuse is 1 unit.

(If you enjoy the answer for right triangles, also try the problem for triangles with a 120-degree angle.)

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