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# Bruce

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Narcissistic number ?
Inspired by Problem 2056 created by Ted. In recreational number theory, a narcissistic number is a number that is the sum of ...

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Flag largest magnitude swings as they occur
You have a phenomenon that produces strictly positive or negative results. delta = [1 -3 4 2 -1 6 -2 -7]; Marching thr...

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Make a run-length companion vector
Given a vector x, return a vector r that indicates the run length of any value in x. Each element in r shows how many times the ...

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How many trades represent all the profit?
Given a list of results from trades made: [1 3 -4 2 -1 2 3] We can add them up to see this series of trades made a profit ...

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Given a window, how many subsets of a vector sum positive
Given a vector: [1 0 -1 3 2 -3 1] and a window of 2, A sliding window would find: 1 + 0 = 1 0 - 1 = -1 ...

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Implement simple rotation cypher
If given a letter from the set: [abc...xyz] and a shift, implement a shift cypher. Example: 'abc' with a shi...

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Determine if a Given Number is a Triangle Number
*Description:* Determine if the elements of an input array are triangle numbers and return the result as an array with the sa...

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Swap the input arguments
Write a two-input, two-output function that swaps its two input arguments. For example: [q,r] = swap(5,10) returns q = ...

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Too mean-spirited
Find the mean of each consecutive pair of numbers in the input row vector. For example, x=[1 2 3] ----> y = [1.5 2.5] x=[1...

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Pizza value using expression with parentheses
Pizza prices are typically listed by diameter, rather than the more relevant feature of area. Compute a pizza's value (cost per ...

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Back and Forth Rows
Given a number n, create an n-by-n matrix in which the integers from 1 to n^2 wind back and forth along the rows as shown in the...

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How to find the position of an element in a vector without using the find function
Write a function posX=findPosition(x,y) where x is a vector and y is the number that you are searching for. Examples: fin...

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The Goldbach Conjecture
The <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldbach's_conjecture Goldbach conjecture> asserts that every even integer greater than 2 can ...

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Sort a list of complex numbers based on far they are from the origin.
Given a list of complex numbers z, return a list zSorted such that the numbers that are farthest from the origin (0+0i) appear f...

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Summing digits
Given n, find the sum of the digits that make up 2^n. Example: Input n = 7 Output b = 11 since 2^7 = 128, and 1 + ...

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Who Has the Most Change?
You have a matrix for which each row is a person and the columns represent the number of quarters, nickels, dimes, and pennies t...

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De-dupe
Remove all the redundant elements in a vector, but keep the first occurrence of each value in its original location. So if a =...

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Create a row array using double colon operator
Create a row array from 9 to 1, using the double colon operator.

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Fahrenheit to Celsius using multiple statements
Given a Fahrenheit value F, convert to a Celsius value C. While the equation is C = 5/9 * (F - 32), as an exercise use two state...

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Circle area using pi
Given a circle's radius, compute the circle's area. Use the built-in mathematical constant pi.

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Simple equation: Annual salary
Given an hourly wage, compute an annual salary by multiplying the wage times 40 and times 50, because salary = wage x 40 hours/w...

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Return the 3n+1 sequence for n
A Collatz sequence is the sequence where, for a given number n, the next number in the sequence is either n/2 if the number is e...

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Create times-tables
At one time or another, we all had to memorize boring times tables. 5 times 5 is 25. 5 times 6 is 30. 12 times 12 is way more th...

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Stuff the Board
You have a stack of tiles to put onto an array-like playing board. Each tile has a number (always an integer), and the board var...

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Scoring for oriented dominoes
Given a list of ordered pairs, and the order they should be placed in a line, find the sum of the absolute values of the differe...

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Triangle sequence
A sequence of triangles is constructed in the following way: 1) the first triangle is Pythagoras' 3-4-5 triangle 2) the s...

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Find a Pythagorean triple
Given four different positive numbers, a, b, c and d, provided in increasing order: a < b < c < d, find if any three of them com...

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Dimensions of a rectangle
The longer side of a rectangle is three times the length of the shorter side. If the length of the diagonal is x, find the width...

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Return the largest number that is adjacent to a zero
This example comes from Steve Eddins' blog: <http://blogs.mathworks.com/steve/2009/05/27/learning-lessons-from-a-one-liner/ Lear...

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Check if sorted
Check if sorted. Example: Input x = [1 2 0] Output y is 0

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