Basically, just a thread to see where people's strengths and weaknesses lie. Personally, I'm a mathematician by heart, but programming and physics also interest me quite a bit. However, I suck at history, a lot.

So, what are your strengths, guys?

I am okay at math, and I am horrible at physics, still. I like writing and history and I apparently write well. I enjoy drawing, to. My strengths are probably math, and programming, weaknesses are physics, extreme heat and extreme cold (which is basically physics).

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I think I'm pretty strong at math, up to precalculus, and I'm okay at computer science/programming, history, science and music. I am absolutely horrendous at foreign language and English. I think my greatest weakness besides the previous is my skill at multiple choice test taking. I suck at guessing and I over analyze too much, wasting time and too often picking "No answer".

I suppose my greatest strongpoint is being able to learn fast, especially when it comes to computer programming. For example, Batlib took me about a few weeks to program proficiently in XD

I suppose I'm also good at coding fast, and being able to run code in my head. I also can virtualized in my head computer code itself. When someone gives me a program to write, I'll generally write all the code in my head before actually typing anything down. I coded a full game of Concentration (where you match cards) in 40 minutes from scratch in Java after about 4 months of training. My greatest weakness is that when writing code, unless it's tibasic for some reason, I make A LOT of syntax errors.

im good at math (except for geometry *shiver*), TI Basic Programming and HTML/JS programming, and i am pretty good in science. i can learn at a quick pace. im okay in englsh as far as story/essay writing. my chinese is well enough for me to survive, but any other language i cant handle.

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I think I'm ok at math. Anyhow, it's still my favourite subject. I'm not too good at physics and other languages and stuff.

I also think I'm a decent drawer, and spritist.

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I'm good at math (in Precalc as a freshmen in HS, I was the son who wrote the solution to "Numberay: Denominations" in this article (scroll down to it)

I'm a really fast runner (2:10 800m (.5 mile) 4:53 1600m (mile), 17:34 5k (3.1 mile)

I'm overall really smart

I'm really good at piano

Coding-wise, I think I'm pretty good at optimizing, and pretty good at coding. However, I am a very slow programmer. And I only know TI-basic. Although that is going to change someday. Hopefully.

Nice running times o.o I usually get between 6 and 7 minutes per mile, but when I was actually running everyday a year ago, I was able to run two miles in under 10 minutes.

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Woah that's so cool! The best runner at our school is about that good, two miles in something crazy like 9:45! Yeah, I run about 30 miles a week. Not a ton, but enough to not be a noob

o.o I think mine was 9:57, but I ran something like 10 miles a week. I was never too into sports, but I tried not to slack off in my phys-ed class (it was for cross training).

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I forgot you were of the female gender. That's pretty impressive :)

Also, for the Denominations question, you want two denominations, *a* and *b* such that gcd(a,b)=1 (they are relatively prime). This means there is some n such that any linear combination of *a* and *b*, you can form any value >n. In this case, we need the range from 1 to 99, so a=1 and we want to make *b* minimal. Then to make any denomination 1 to 99 cents we would need at most (100/B-1) b-cent coins and (B-1) a-cent coins. So a total of 100/b-1+b-1 = (100+b^{2})/b-2. To find the minimum value do some math on that (100+b^{2})/b part. I took the derivative, set it equal to zero and used that point to figure out the ideal value.

0=1-100/b^{2}

100/b^{2}=1

100=b^{2}

10=b

So the solution of a 1 cent and 10 cent coin is right, but the reasoning could be made more mathematically convincing :P

The neat thing that we can learn from this is that if we had n^{2} cents to a dollar, we would end up with n^{2}=b^{2}, so we would know to use 1 and n for our coin denominations.

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that is pretty neat-o. I like math. i'm reading this book called A Beautiful Mind about this mathematician right now; maybe i shall pursue math after high school. your math-awesomeness and overall super coolness is also adding to my want to major in math :)

in the article, I was the kid ("Simon") who "closed out the week" with the solution of using a ten and nine cent piece and then trading coins. The math might be shabby but I'm still proud of getting in the New York Times!

Haha, cool! The nice thing is that with any two coins whose values are relatively prime (gcd(n,k)=1), you can accomplish that, too. And yes, you should definitely be a math major! :D

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I am good at math (except anything "nominal") and like programming. However, I am never very organized at all. Also, I **stink** at anything involving athletics.

Coffee + Radiohead = ^^

However, I can draw pretty well!

Coffee + Radiohead = ^^

Cool. I think I may run pretty fast, but I don't do anything of sport.

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Factor this four nomial:

63n^3+54n^2-105n-90

(Sorry, google's spell check changed "nomial" to "nominal.")

Coffee + Radiohead = ^^

Ah, I see. Yeah, those can be a pain sometimes.